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District Training Center

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The Socal District Training Center aims to offer the highest quality option for those who seek biblically based, practical pastoral training for ordination. 

Our courses are far cheaper than at any school you might attend, but they're more expensive than what you may be used to in the past with district training. This is because we aim to have the best possible quality in courses without the campus and administrative costs. (We expect the best from our teachers and want to pay them fairly.) 

We encourage churches to help pay student fees. 

We offer scholarships to those who need them. 

For any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Dr.Peter Lundell at 

Director and Lead Professor


Peter Lundell was raised in Africa and Minnesota and earned a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Missiology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena. He lived in Japan for eight years as a student, teacher, and missionary. He’s done missionary work in Haiti, India, Russia, and now Belize. He pastored a Church of the Nazarene for twenty-two years in Walnut, CA, then two years in Louisiana, and now resides and pastors in northern San Diego County. He taught for and then directed the Los Angeles District Training Center his entire time in Walnut. He now directs the Southern California District Training Center and partners with LADTC in teaching combined classes. He is also an author and editor, and he is married to Kim, who has pastored with him all these years and is a Korean church planter and pastor. 

Associate Professors


Dr. Paul Hobbs is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene with over 25 years of pastoral experience. His education includes degrees in Biblical Studies, Religion, and Organizational Leadership. He believes that the theology and science of leadership are vital. God has called and gifted him to be a resource for those seeking or holding positions of leadership, and to educate and train the next generation of leaders. Because God has done so, Dr. Hobbs has a responsibility and a desire to pass on the knowledge gained through pastoral ministry, teaching and academic achievements.

In addition to his work in ministry, he finds purpose and meaning as a husband, father, and grandfather. His family is his source of strength and peace. He believes that God has blessed him immeasurably and he seeks to live a life of gratitude and obedience, serving his family and the church. 

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Eleazar Torres M.of Ministry. Point Loma University (2013), M. Divinity. Lincoln Christian University  (1992), B.A. Universidad Nacional de Mexico (1989). Pastor.  Alhambra Church of the Nazarene  Alhambra CA

Email: /Cell phone: (626)899-7400


Eloisa Rudeen: B.A. Urban Learning Education - CSU at Los Angeles, 2005. Course of studies for ordination, CNEM, Baldwin Park, CA, 2013; Ordination, 2013. Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM) - Point Loma Nazarene University, 2019; Master of Divinity in progress-Northwest Nazarene University. Assistant Pastor, Alhambra Church of the Nazarene, 2013 to present; Director, Los Angeles District Training Center, 2021 to present.

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