Mike Hull - Senior Pastor

Pastor Mike was born and raised in a pastor’s home in Northwest Ohio.  He received Jesus Christ and was called to preach at the age of 7. After straying from the faith during his high school years he was powerfully reclaimed during his senior year of high school.  He graduated from Archbold, Ohio High School in 1970.  He received his ministerial training at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Mount Vernon Ohio and was ordained by the Church of the Nazarene in 1980. Pastor Mike remains committed to lifelong personal and professional growth and has received continuing education credits throughout the years of his pastoral ministry. He has enjoyed successful pastorates in Kentucky, Ohio, Arkansas, Oregon and California before coming to Christian Life Center in September 2011.  His greatest joy in ministry is introducing people into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and walking with them as they become dynamic Spirit-filled members of His Body. Pastor Mike believes that the greatest and only hope for any community is the presence of a dynamic, Bible believing, Christ honoring, Spirit filled Church. As pastor, Mike is committed to leading CLC in being that kind of Church in the city of Merced. Pastor Mike and wife Mona feel blessed and honored to pastor this great church and look forward excitedly for what God will accomplish for the people of this community through the witness and ministry of Christian Life Center.
Pastor Mike and wife Mona were married June 26, 1971 and have three beautiful adult   daughters. Michele is married to Jobe Williams and they live in Auburn, California, Melissa is married to Donald Long and lives in Corvallis, Oregon and Melanie is married to Derrick Wayne and lives in Hemet, CA. The Hulls also have (quote) “nine of the most magnificent, brilliant and beautiful grandchildren in the entire world.”  

His favorite activities include:  Loving Jesus, loving people, hitting golf balls and catching fish. The first two he tries to do all the time the last two he does when time and opportunity permit. 


Gwen Breinig - Administrative Pastor


Gwen was born in Yuba City, Ca. Her father, Dr. Earl McMilin, founding pastor of Christian Life Center, pastored many churches and also was an evangelist during her childhood. At a very early age she knew God had a plan for her life and has always remained open and excited to do His will. She has been on staff at CLC for the past 35 years and genuinely loves the ministry God has given her.

After almost 30 years of marriage, Gwen’s husband went home to be with the Lord in 2011 after a short bout with cancer. She has 3 wonderful children and 4 adorable grandchildren. Being a grandparent is truly a wonderful experience and she loves spoiling each one of them.

She loves singing, shopping (for her grandkids) being a mother and grandmother.


Mack Reynolds - Associate Pastor

Mack grew up in central Texas where he graduated from Cleburne High School in 1974.  After high school he attended Oklahoma Christian College then moved to Manteca in the spring of 1977. While living in Manteca he served two years in full time youth ministry then relocated to Merced where he began attending Christian Life Center in 1991.  He married his wife Nobie in November of 1996 and was ordained Executive Pastor by the board of elders in 2001 under the leadership of Pastor Randy Bissell. In 2015 he received his Bachelor's degree in Biblical and Theological Studies from Liberty University. Since coming to CLC he has served as Worship Leader, Media Director, Director of Development and Executive Pastor.  He is presently serving as Associate Pastor.  Mack is passionate about CLC and its potential to have a real and lasting impact on Merced and the surrounding communities.


Ceasar Johnson - Junior High & High School

Born in 1981 in San Francisco, Ceasar has had major challenges to overcome in his life. During his youth he lost his parents and grandparents, his father to a heart attack and his mother to suicide. He became bitter and angry at the world. While in his last year of high school he gave his life to Jesus and has been a firebrand for the kingdom ever since. Ceasar has faithfully served in the Christian Life Center youth department for over 10 years. He loves spending time with youth and understands the struggles that young people face today. He is very passionate about seeing young people becoming all they can be in Christ. Ceasar also travels nationally and abroad as a Christian recording artist and speaker.
In February 2009, Ceasar married his life-long friend RoseAnne. They are happily married and enjoy simply spending time together.
You can usually find Ceasar hanging out at church or catch him at one of his concerts. He is a living testimony that God can do great things in our lives if we are willing to give our lives over to him.


Cerissa was born in Merced, California in 1980 and raised on a family farm. In 1992 she received Christ as her Lord and Savior at the First Assembly of God. Cerissa has experienced many trials and tribulations including the suicide of her Mother in 1994. God’s grace has allowed her experiences in this life to draw her closer to Him and to develop in her a servant’s heart for His ministry. In 2002 she married her Husband Johnny and they have been blessed with two beautiful children. She earned an A.A. with honors in Business Administration in 2005. Cerissa began attending CLC in 2003 and serving in the Children's Ministry in 2007. She has a deep love for the children that God has placed in her care and prays for them and their families.