The Upland church of Christ is led by godly, qualified men (1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9) who serve under Jesus Christ, the chief Shepherd (1 Peter 5:4). These men are responsible for feeding the congregation with God’s word (Acts 20:28), and for watching for our souls (Hebrews 13:17).

  • Mac Hutton

    Mac was baptized on Father's Day 1979 at the Ontario Church of Christ. He married Christine in July 1993. Mac and Christine have five children, all of whom are married, and eight grandchildren. Their daughter, Lindsay, her husband and baby daughter also attend Upland. Mac served two years in the Army and was stationed in Germany. Most of his work experience has been in construction. Currently, Mac is the Operations Manager for Southern Lighting and Graphics in Rancho Cucamonga. Mac has served as a song leader for many years at Upland. He loves children and has taught children's Bible classes for approximately 9 years. He has also taught several adult Bible studies. Mac makes an effort to greet as many members and visitors as possible at each service. He and Christine regularly visit the seniors at the various nursing homes, as well as our shut-ins. Mac has also officiated at a funeral and had the honor of performing a marriage ceremony. Mac became an elder in 2008. As part of his duties as an elder, he is responsible for facilities management, office, worship, missions, and media. 

  • Tom Laing

    Tom Laing was baptized in April 1978, while attending the South Whittier church of Christ. Tom was raised in the city of Long Beach and married Janice Proffitt in 1979. They raised two children who are also members of the Upland congregation. Tom and his family previously worshiped at the South Whittier and La Habra congregations before moving to Rancho Cucamonga in 1989 and placing membership at Upland. During Tom's thirty- three years of service in the church he has taught bible classes to young teens, assisted in facilitating youth activities, taught adult classes in parenting and marriage, and has been the primary coordinator of Upland congregation's fellowships for all members. Tom is retired and besides his servant work with the congregation, he conducts bible studies with a local assisted living facility, volunteers with our community food program, serves on the board for an organization that provides advocate and support services for victims of crime, enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and family, attending sporting events, golf, and traveling. Tom welcomes the opportunity to offer encouragement through prayer and personal assistance and as well sharing the gospel. As part of his duties as an elder, he is responsible for community service, benevolence/members care, fellowship, finance, youth/children, golden agers, and safety servants.


Special servants, called deacons, lead the congregation in various areas to help us accomplish the Lord’s work. They are godly, qualified men (1 Timothy 3:8-13) who lead ministries as they have been assigned by the elders.

  • Leonard McKinney

    Leonard is married to Melisa and has two daughters, one son-in-law and three grand-kids. Leonard is a licensed masonry contractor, and has 13 years of experience. Leonard enjoys cycling. Leonard is currently assigned to the community service, facilities management, fellowship, and safety servant ministries.  

  • Kevin Mossiah

    Kevin oversees worship and website/media ministries.

  • Jeff Alexander

    Jeff was baptized September 22 in 1976 at the Montclair Church of Christ where he attended from 1968 until 1985 when he enlisted in the United States Air Force.

    Jeff married his wife Stephanie in 1999 and they have 4  Daughters, 3 grandsons, and 2 granddaughters.

    Jeff serves the Upland congregation as the Deacon who oversees Education and Youth Ministries. Jeff teaches bibles classes of all ages and leads a weekly Bible study at a local assisted living center.

    Is currently assigned to the education and youth/children ministries. 

  • Richard dinkler

    Richard is married to Lanona and has one daughter and two sons. He currently works as an IT Analyst and software developer.

    Richard is currently assigned to the worship, missions, and website ministries.   

  • fred mcdaniel

    Fred is currently assigned to the community service and benevolence/members care ministries.