Church Staff


Rev. Eric Maggio M.Div.
Lead Pastor

Lead Pastor and Church Planter of Church at the Beach, Eric Maggio, has always had a passion for preaching the gospel, whenever and wherever possible, to reach people for Jesus.

Before pastoring Church at the Beach, Eric had planted several churches, including Church Without Walls in Balboa Park, Generation at the Beach in Oceanside, and Church at the Beach Mission Beach. 

Here at Church at the Beach, Pastor Eric is actively involved in church growth and outreach, bringing in young families from the South Bay community. Over the last ten years he has seen God move in a powerful way in this locally grown church, from sending out missionaries, to planting and supporting other church plants in the area.  He is excited to see the ways in which God will use the church to be the hands and feet of Christ to the Imperial Beach community and the nations.  

To learn more about Pastor Eric you can visit his website here


Eric Fischer
Missions Director

Eric, vocationally a teacher, has been active in the mission field whenever school is out and continues to organize increased efforts to reach the nations for Jesus.  He also serves as a volunteer teaching elder and preaches at Church at the Beach monthly.  Eric is an elder here at Church at the Beach and has served and continues to serve the Lord through his missional work and lifestyle evangelism.  Weekly Eric and his wife Lizz open up their home to host an adult (golden oldies) Bible study which delves deeply into the biblical text.  With Eric Fischers extensive knowledge of the Hebrew culture as a former missionary to Israel, Eric adds a level of depth to the Biblical text that most wouldn’t even get in a graduate level seminary class.  He is a true pioneer in living as a global christian, reaching out to the ends of the Earth with his mission support and missionary endeavors, while still serving locally with his beach church congregation.  You can find this man surfing next to the IB pier one day and building a Nipa Hut in the jungles of Dumigetti, Philippines the next.  We are so blessed by this man’s heart and how he chooses to volunteer his time to reach the nations for Jesus.

Currently, through Eric Fischers connections we are reaching out to three main areas, in partnership with local pastors and leaders, in Rosarito, San Jose Cabo, Cuba, Israel and the Philippines.


229793_576383189060452_363924348_n Dan Lopez

Instrumental Worship Leader

Dan has been part of Church at the Beach from the very beginning.  Much of the population and success of the church has been due to this man’s dedication and commitment to the ministry and his vast network of friends here in Imperial Beach.  Weekly Dan leads band practice and puts together an amazing worship ministry each and every Sunday.



shapeimage_5 Angelina Villa

Vocal Worship Leader

Anybody who lives in Imperial beach would recognize Angelina’s amazing voice.  A vocal powerhouse Angelina brings an amazing talent, and loving spirit to our worship ministry.  She was also a founding member of this church and faithfully attends and has brought many people to our church each Sunday.


1235988_10200978781126615_1901004137_n Liz Fischer

Financial Secretary

Responsible for the administration of Church at the Beach, Liz voluntarily works tirelessly to make sure our church is up and running.  Handling the finances for a church like ours you would think would be simple, but Church at the Beach is a hub for mission support all over the globe.  Money that comes into Church at the Beach goes directly to accounts supporting missionaries in places like Israel, the Philippines, India, Cuba and of course our neighbor to the south Mexico.