HISTORY
1973 - First worship service as the Thai Community Church in Hollywood, California. The Rev. Soon II Kim was senior pastor and Rev. Prachuab Dechawan associate pastor.  Services were held at Mt. Hollywood Congregational Church.
 
1981 -  Rev. Prachuab Dechawan was installed as full time pastor and the church moved its membership to the Presbytery of the Pacific.  
 
1988 -  Moved  to First Presbyterian Church in El Monte and shared their facility, under the jurisdiction of the Presbytery of San Gabriel.  The church changed its name to "First Thai Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A."
 
1995  -  Purchased an existing church in Covina, California and relocated to the current location at 1047 N. Barranca Ave, Covina, CA  91722.  
 
2004 - Rev. Thanit Osiripaibul was installed as a co-pastor
 
2005 - Dr. Prachuab Dechawan stepped down from full time pastor to pursue pastoral care for the young adults and youth group within our church.
 
2006 - Dr. Prachuab Dechawan retires after 33 years of service and Rev. Thanit Osiripaibul becomes Solo Pastor
 
2009 - Rev. Thanit Osiripaibul  resigns as pastor.  Congregation voted to concur with his 3rd request to resign.
 
2009 - Pastor Nominating Committee established to search for a new pastor.  Dr. Boonratna Boayen served as Temporary Supply Pastor.
 
2011 - Rev. Chaluay Ruangchan becomes Interim Pastor,
 
2014 -  Rev. Peter Tan-Gatue becomes new Pastor after a five year search by the Pastor Nominating Committee.
 
 
 
 
OUR PASTOR
Full Time Solo Pastor:  Rev. Peter Tan-Gatue
 
Pastor Peter started with us December 8, 2014.  

OUR LEADERS

Elders - 2016 (Council)

1.  Seree Yenjai  (2016-2018) - Clerk of Council
2.  Nonn Rachkeeree (2016-2018)
3.  Pratoum Pradit (2014-2016)
4.  Somsak Poolperm (2014-2016)
5.  Siriwan Osiripaibul (2015-2017)
6.  Betsy Muenyong (2015-2017)
Board of Deacons  -  2016

1.  Jareerat "Sunny" Suriya (2016-2018)
2.  Chalida Lao (2016-2018)
3.  Jessica Yenjai (2015)
4.  Justin Phukunhaphan (2014-2016)
5.  Pacharinee Poolperm (2014-2016)
6. Papharee Daengruean (2015-2017)
7.  Nat Rachkeeree (2016-2017)