Pastor Montoya has been the senior pastor at FFBC since 1972 and holds a Bachelor's degree in Latin American History from Biola University in La Mirada, California, and Master in Divinity and Master in Theology degrees from Talbot Theological Seminary, also in La Mirada.
In addition to his pastoral duties at FFBC, Pastor Montoya serves as Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministries at The Master's Seminary in Sun Valley, California and was previously Adjunct Professor of New Testament Languages at Talbot Theological Seminary. He preaches weekly on the Word of Truth radio program and is a member and former Southern California Regional President of the Independent Fundamental Churches of America International (IFCA).
In 1975, Pastor Montoya founded the Seminario Biblico Fundamental, which prepares Spanish-speaking men for the Gospel ministry. He is also author of Hispanic Ministry in North America (Zondervan, 1987) and Preaching with Passion (Kregel, 2000), and has shared his insights on church planting and evangelism to groups in the United States, Russia, Germany, Mexico and others.
Pastor Montoya and his wife Favy have a grown son and daughter plus two grandchildren. On July 23, 2007, FFBC celebrated Pastor and Favy Montoya's 35th anniversary with the church. On May 11, 2008, in recognition of his long-time work as a pastor and professor, Pastor Montoya was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Divinity (D.D.) degree by the Masters Seminary. On May 10, 2009, Pastor Montoya preached at the inaugural services at FFBC's new Whittier church.