Joe's life verse is 2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come" Joe has been in vocational ministry for 30 years. He is a graduate of California State University Long Beach (B.A. Psychology) and Talbot Theological Seminary at BIOLA University (M.Div Bible Exposition) . His passion in ministry is to open God’s Word and encourage God’s people verse by verse so that believing hearts become more like Jesus and seeking hearts find Him. Joe is married to his wife Tina, and has five daughters and a son.
Pastor of Community, Associate Pastor
Josh's life verse is Philippians 1:20 “I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.” Josh has been in vocational ministry for 14 years. He graduated from Western Baptist College with a degree in Biblical Studies and has also completed a 3 year training program for pastors called Convergence. He has also taken classes toward an. M. Div through Western Seminary. His ministry passion is to see people take steps of growth in their walk with Christ and follow him for a lifetime. Josh is married to his wife Anna and has a daughter and a son.
Pastor of Student Ministries
Sam's life verse is 1 Corinthians 2:2, “For I have decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” Sam graduated from BIOLA University with a Bachelors in Biblical and Theological Studies and continues to work towards his M.div through Moody Theological Seminary. His ministry passion is to help students know and love the Gospel as their salvation, worldview, and mission. Sam is married to wife Michaelene, and has two daughters.
Director of Children's Ministry
Mary's life verse is Psalm 16:11 “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Mary possesses a B.A. as well as a Masters in Education from Gonzaga University and has over 15 years of ministry and teaching experience with children. Her ministry passion is to ignite a passion in children to know, love and serve Jesus Christ through imparting Biblical substance, encased with the understanding of child development and vibrant and engaging educational practices. Mary is the mother of 10 children from around the world and Nana to 4.
Liz's life verse is Philippians 3:8-9 " Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. ... that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith." Liz received her Bachelor's degree from Corban University, where she majored in education and studied music and biblical studies. Her ministry passion is to lead God's people into authentic, life-changing worship that exalts His Name and transforms hearts and minds. Liz and her husband, Filip, have been blessed with three sons and one daughter.
Justin’s life verse is 1 Corinthians 1:26-29: “For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty…that no flesh should glory in His presence.” Justin has been a volunteer in youth ministry since 2013 and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in Journalism. His ministry passion is teaching God’s Word and seeing students and young people come to know the living Jesus and to grow in their walk with Him through discipleship and community, uniting them with the body of Christ. Justin is married to his wife Amra and has one daughter, Lilly.
"The saying is trustworhty: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. "
1 Timothy 3:1