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Our pastors


  • Daniel Jansson - lead pastor

    Daniel (DJ) & Crista have been married since 2008 and have been doing ministry in south east LA ever since. They planted Imago Dei Church in 2015 out of a desire to see the good news proclaimed in the Gateway cities. 

    DJ got his B.A. in Philosophy at CSUF, M.Div at Talbot School of Theology and has a D.Min in process at Western Seminary.  He teaches at Eternity Bible College and Teen Challenge Ministry Institute 


    Hobbies: Basketball, Reading, Coffee.

    Fav book: Delighting in the Trinity by Michael Reeves

    Life verse: Acts 20:24

    Email: daniel@imagodei.church


  • memo parra - community pastor

    Memo and Espie helped plant Imago Dei from the beginning and Memo was ordained as a pastor in 2019.

    They have four kids and two grandkids.  


    Hobbies: Playing soccer, taking naps.

    Fav Book: God is the Gospel by John Piper

    Life verse: Isaiah 40:9

    Email: memo@imagodei.church