Our Ministry Team

Buff and Lana

Lead Pastors,

Our Lead Pastors, Buff and Lana Ness, came from the United States in July, 2014 to begin this work in Salinas, Ecuador.  Both of them have previously been pastors in Texas and Missouri.  Pastor Buff and Pastor Lana (pronounced “Lonna”) both have earned doctorate degrees from Universities in the US. Pastor Lana leads the Worship Team in the English Service and both of them are able teachers of the Word of God.  We call them our “pair a docs.”

Due to the growth of the congregation, COTB began having two services – English and Spanish – in 2019.  The Lord continues to add to our numbers as we are faithful to serve Him.


Willy and Saron Doe

Associate Ministers

Pastor Willy Rios and his worship-leading wife, Saron, joined COTB as Associate Ministers in September, 2018.  Both have had extensive ministry experience through the years.  Pastor Will served Youth With A Mission for 15 years as a leader and a Bible teacher.  Saron has enjoyed a successful music ministry as a soloist and worship leader.  This anointed couple leads the Spanish speaking congregation.


Jacques and Bernadine Doe

Associate Pastor

Pastor Jacques “Jake” Beukes joined COTB as Associate Pastor in April 2020 along with his wife Bernadine “Bee”.  Pastor Jake was affiliated with the Christian Motorcycle Association in South Africa for over 17 years as an evangelist.  He was ordained with the Baptist Union of South Africa.

Pastora Lana and I are so blessed to have these two men and their wives serving our Lord Jesus at Church on the Beach.