Rev. Dr. Jerry Tankersley, Senior Pastor
At Laguna Presbyterian since 1972, Dr. Tankersley received his B.A. from Westmont College, followed by a B.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary. He went on to obtain a Th.M. from Princeton Theological Seminary, followed by a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate School. He also received a Doctorate of Ministry from the School of Theology Claremont. Jerry was ordained by the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 1963. Prior to his service at LPC, Dr. Tankersley served as Assistant Pastor at the Wilshire Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles and as Associate Pastor at La Canada Presbyterian Church in La Canada.
Jerry and his wife, Kay, enjoy their role as grandparents to Quinn and Luke Tankersley, born to Rachel and Jeff, their son.