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For over forty years Pastor Bill has been ministering to congregations throughout the Bay Area Cities of Oakland, Fremont, Palo Alto, and San Jose. For the past 10 years he served as one of the Pastor Elder at Evergreen Valley Church of San Jose. He is a Graduate of Ohlone College of Fremont and Graduate of Southern California School of Ministry in Association with Church of God Anderson, Indiana receiving a Bachelor of Theology. While working in the Human Resources department at Hewlett-Packard, Pastor Bill served as an Executive Officer loaned to CAPE, a community outreach and Prison Pre-Release Program for Vietnam Veterans and At-Risk-Youth. His objective at the Villages Community Chapel is to provide pastoral leadership and care to our congregation by demonstrating the Gospel to all people with love, acceptance, and forgiveness. His focus is to strengthen and build the faith of members in the Body of Christ through teaching, preaching, and loving people right where they are in their faith.

Rev. Bill Hayden
Senior Pastor


During the past half century, Pastor Peter Unruh has been the Senior Minister of four congregations including over ten years at the Villages Community Chapel. Twenty-five of these years also included serving as a Police Chaplain. Peter attended four colleges and six seminaries and holds degrees in Sociology and Music along with a Master of Divinity. He served on the Board of Administration for the National Association of Evangelicals for twelve years. For eight years he traveled from Africa to Viet Nam and countries in between as an officer with the World Relief Corporation.

Rev. Peter Unruh
Pastor Emeritus


Lucinda Havart-Simkin
Office Manager
Susan Ahlgrimm
Choir Directo