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FOL Staff

Meet the Team

Tim Dally

Transition Pastor

Pastor Tim joined FOL in March 2022 as transition pastor. He has been a lead pastor, church planter, executive pastor and youth pastor. For 38 years he served in churches in Illinois, Colorado, and California. He has led two Covenant churches, most recently, Pasadena Covenant Church.

Pastor Tim also serves as professor of ministry and biblical studies at Hope International University. He loves the classroom and has worked there for the last five years.

He graduated from Ozark Christian College, University of Illinois, and Drew University. His degrees are in Bible, ministry, sociology, theology, and the study of the church in a postmodern culture.

Tim is married to Elaine  and they were blessed with four children, two of which are married. They have seven grandchildren. Family has always been a priority. Elaine serves as a hospital chaplain.

He loves sports, art museums, vinyl records, used bookstores, running, and coffee.

James Carroll

Director of Youth Ministry

James Carroll is FOL’s director of youth ministry. He is a Long Beach native and he has a deep love for our city!

James was first introduced to FOL at the very beginning of the church when staff members walked into the music store where he worked and asked about their sound needs. God had already been working in James’s life and he was soon involved with FOL. God gave James a vision for ministry in 2012, and He confirmed it numerous times in the following years. In September 2014, James joined the staff team as the full-time youth director.

James brings a lot of energy and love for the youth in Long Beach along with a strong love for God and his Word. On a typical day, he can be found prepping a Bible study for youth group, making jaguar fries for an upcoming CRU meeting for Cabrillo High School students, and pursuing his calling to run amok with youth and lead them to Jesus.

James attended Hamilton Middle School and Jordan High School. From an early age he had a love for music, he started playing professionally at the age of 17. He has played with the Royal Philharmonic Symphony and a wide variety of bands from all different genres. James loves movies, books, and coffee.

“By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.”  (John 15:8)

Alice Gonzales

Director of Administration

Alice Gonzales serves as the director of administration for Fountain of Life Covenant Church and helps to oversee our day to day business operations, administration, and finances. She also provides leadership for FOL's kids ministry, CROSSwalk.  Alice came to know Jesus at an early age and has many years of ministry experience, including as director of children's ministry at First Evangelical Church and as an elementary school teacher.  

Shortly after they were married, Alice and her husband, Eddie, felt God lead them to move to Long Beach and become part of the team planting FOL. They now have four sons and their family continues to love being a part of what God is doing in West Long Beach.

In her spare time, Alice enjoys cooking, eating delicious food from a variety of cultures, and watching her boys play soccer and baseball.

Alice’s favorite verse is Ephesians 3:16-19

"...according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God."

Connie Loggins

Family Center Director

Connie Loggins serves as the part-time director of the Fountain of Life Family Center and heads up our West Long Beach  efforts to bring resources to our community. She is a Westside native of Long Beach, California, who was born into and reared in a loving Christian family; Connie formally accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior while in college.

Working as a high school counselor and career, college consultant, Connie's professional career experience has been very extensive. Her caseloads consisted of students from the most affluent economic populations of Long Beach to the most impoverished economic populations of Long Beach. She is an advocate for justice and has a tender heart for the disenfranchised which God calls, “the least of these,” (Matthew 25:40).

Her heart and mission are to foster evangelism, community development, empowerment, as well as cultivate a bridge of service between youth and seniors.

Connie's faith in God is the foundation of her service to others. In addition to maintaining a healthy spirit, she understands the importance of staying mentally and physically healthy. Connie loves spending time with family, traveling, playing pickleball and tennis, and listening to good audio books while curled up in front of a cozy fireplace.

During this season of her life, a scripture that is near and dear to Connie is, “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” (Proverbs 31:8-9)


Caroline Sato

ESL Teacher

Caroline Sato serves as FOL's English as a Second Language teacher and she has a deep love for teaching the Bible to the members of her Spanish-language Life Group. She also works with kids through the Family Center tutoring program.

Caroline grew up in Port Angeles, Washington, next to Olympic National Park. After college, she moved to South Los Angeles to serve at USC with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and then plant a ministry that eventually became the Church of the Redeemer, a Covenant Church. She learned that her welfare was integrally tied to the city's welfare.

She and her husband, Tim, live in West Long Beach. They have two kids, Daniel and Lucia, who grew up at FOL.

She enjoys reading, cooking, gardening, and baseball.

Jeremiah 29:5-7

"Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce. Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease. But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare."

Tim Sato

Director of Communications

Tim Sato serves as director of communications for the church he also works with the weekly community food pantry.

Tim, Caroline, and their family have lived in Long Beach for 20 years. Before moving to Long Beach, they lived in South Los Angeles, where they were part of a neighborhood ministry that became Church of the Redeemer Covenant Church. His family has been deeply influenced by heroes like John Perkins and Jeremiah, the prophet who communicated God’s message to “Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf; for in its welfare you will have welfare.” (Jeremiah 29:7)

In his spare time, Tim enjoys watching sports, reading, and cooking. Someday he will learn to speak Spanish like the rest of his family.