About Us

Church on the Beach is…

Our Mission is...

To bring God´s love to those who want Him in their life; to provide a place of fellowship and growth for those who want to become disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Our Ministry Team

Buff and Lana


Our Lead Pastors, Buff and Lana Ness, came from the United States in July, 2014 to begin this work in Salinas, Ecuador.  Both of them have previously been pastors in Texas and Missouri.  Pastor Buff and Pastor Lana (pronounced «Lonna») both have earned doctorate degrees from Universities in the US. Pastor Lana leads the Worship Team in the English Service and both of them are able teachers of the Word of God.  We call them our «pair a docs.»

Due to the growth of the congregation, COTB began having two services – English and Spanish – in 2019.  The Lord continues to add to our numbers as we are faithful to serve Him.

Willy Rios and Saron


Pastor Willy Rios and his worship-leading wife, Saron, joined COTB as Associate Ministers in September, 2018.  Both have had extensive ministry experience through the years.  Pastor Will served Youth With A Mission for 15 years as a leader and a Bible teacher.  Saron has enjoyed a successful music ministry as a soloist and worship leader.  This anointed couple leads the Spanish speaking congregation.

Our Staff

Steve Rassel

Mike and Hanh Broza

Edgar and Belquis Ramos

2022 Advisory Council

María Carrión

Steve Rassel

Suzi Watson