Meet Our Pastor


Arland Steen

Senior Pastor


Arland Steen, Pastor and Founder of Living Well Church, is a native South Carolinian but has lived in California for over 35 years.

Arland is the son of Merlin Steen, who was a respected Assemblies of God minister and pastored churches in Iowa and South Carolina.  Merlin was Arland’s first spiritual mentor.  He was a solid example to his son in character, integrity and compassion.   Arland accepted Christ at an early age and, in addition to usual childhood interests, spent many hours praying and reading his Dad’s theology and missionary books.  He read the entire Bible through 3 times before he was 12 years old.  He began speaking in churches when he was 19.

Arland always seemed to sense the call of God on his life and in response, attended Rhema Bible Training College in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma with an emphasis on pastoral ministry.  Kenneth E. Hagin became his second spiritual mentor and imparted to Arland an understanding of the authority of the Word of God, how to be led by the Holy Spirit and how to walk in love.    He also ordained Arland into full-time ministry.

Pastor Arland founded his first church in 1981, and after a few years, became acquainted with a man who would come to be his third spiritual mentor.  Jack Hayford was a renowned pastor and for over 40 years led The Church on the Way in Van Nuys, California.  Pastor Jack’s School of Pastoral Nurture provided the interactive setting for this mentorship to occur.  Pastor Jack was an example of a man with a shepherd’s heart who knew how to lead a congregation with a balance of grace and authority.

God has graced and gifted Arland in such a way that he is:

  • A pastor whose primary goal is to help people become what they were created to be, believing that building big people will build the Church
  • A teaching pastor who presents the Word of God in a clear, concise way that can be easily applied to everyday life, believing this is the foundation for spiritual growth
  • A pastor who is passionate about discipleship, teaching people to have confidence in their personal walk with God, thus allowing that walk to be “interactive”

The love of his life is his wife, Barbara.  He describes her as “a woman like no other.”  They have much in common and together, they fit like a hand in a glove with complimentary personalities.  She keeps him smiling and laughing as she is the joy of his life.  Together, they are an example of what it looks like to ‘Have fun building the Kingdom’.

Fun Facts About Pastor Arland

Countries Travelled
Belgium, Canada, Ecuador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Sweden
Favorite Foods
Lebanese, Mediterranean and Southern
Favorite Bible passage
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
Most Impacting Authors
Kenneth E Hagin, Jack W. Hayford, E.W. Kenyon
Most Exhilarating Thing Done
Climbing Half Dome in Yosemite National Park
Favorite Hobbies
Baseball, hiking, history and travel
Favorite Person of Secular Renown
Hank Aaron
Favorite Music Group or Band


Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

4 comments on “Meet Our Pastor

  1. Monica Nasco says:

    My name is Monica, I live in Hemet and attended Calvary Chapel of San jacinto which is now 4/12.I stopped attending 4/12 do to personal events that I decided to stop attending. So I have not attended church for about 2 1/2 yrs. Then I was introduced by a friend who told me about your church. I just got done looking up your church and read about you. I love the verses you chose to do your home page, so I will hopeful to get to meet you on Sunday the 14th

    1. ArlandSteen says:

      Hi Monica! We want to encourage you that God is with you every step of your journey down here on earth, whether you are attending church or not. He loves you and has a plan for your life. Our church motto is “All things can become new.” The motto reflects that many of us have gone through personal issues that made life seem old and stale and even saps our sense of hope. But many of us have also seen hope renewed and the zest of life again. We have been praying for you. We hope to see you soon!

    2. ChaRee Bradley says:

      Hi Monica. So glad you found us. I thank God every day for coming across the website of LWC as it led me to finding my home church. You won’t meet a more loving and welcoming group of people. I hope to meet you soon! ChaRee

  2. I’m not sure if it was you or a volunteer from your congregation that stopped by yesterday to deliver the food items to Manna. I am sorry I missed you!
    We look forward to partnering with you and being the beneficiary of your food collections. I have made a page for you in the Church Partners (green book) for the coming year. Our most requested items are on our website You’ll find them on our home page toward the bottom. I often print these items in my church bulletins and you might want to do the same. The list does change periodically so do check back often. Please let me know if I can provide you any further information. Another very successful program that my church as participated in is the Souper Bowl of Caring. You might want to check it out…
    Thank you again for your partnership with Manna!
    Merry Christmas!

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