Gary Doperalski      Senior Pastor

Gary  has many years of experience in the areas of communications & biblical studies. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin Parkside and a Masters in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Gary and his wife Chris were married in 1981 and have one daughter, Rachel. Gary came to Community Bible Church in August of 2002. Prior to his arrival in Southern California, Gary pastored churches in New Jersey and Tennessee. Gary’s desire is to see the body of believers here at CBC built together as a community, so that together we can reach the community for Jesus. Gary says, “It is a privilege to share God’s word with people, and see their lives changed as a result." 

Taina (Tai) Ciago  Worship Leader

Tai has had oversight in leading worship teams, directing adult Gospel and children’s choirs, and instructing others in vocal and piano for over 25 years in the Long Beach and surrounding areas. She is a worshiper first and her heart’s desire is to draw others to God’s throne of grace through worship and music.

As a gifted, soulful singer and songwriter, Tai expresses her love for God and effectively leads others in a deeper experience of worship. Tai’s love for God also extends toward people and she possesses an “enthusiastic” openness in welcoming others to use their gifts and talents for God’s glory. Her passion is investing in others to further their relationship with God through a lifestyle of worship and music.

Having a father as a professional pianist has inspired Tai in learning and performing music at an early age and her life has been dedicated to music. Her variety of musical styles was formed at 20 years old when she became a professional musician touring with various groups playing R&B, rock, hip-hop, pop, and folk. In her spare time, Tai is an active Aerobics instructor and enjoys quiet times with Jesus, her family and friends --especially at the beach and nature walks.