I was born and raised in Modesto, Ca. I’ve attended church since I was four years old. But it wasn’t until I was fifteen when I gave my life to Christ in 1995 at a production of “Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames.”
At the age of seventeen, God called me to ministry. I started getting involved in the youth ministry of Calvary Temple Worship Center in Modesto, and eventually did an internship there to begin the journey to full-time ministry.
In my early to mid-twenties, I was served at Calvary Temple Worship Center as the webmaster where I built the original website for the church as well as Pastor Glen Berteau’s personal website. During this time, I moved to Antioch, Ca. to help a friend start his youth ministry. It was there that I launched my first ministry on my own: a junior high service and small groups as part of the youth ministry. I also served as campus chaplain for Deer Valley High School in Antioch.
In my late twenties, I became the student ministries pastor at Chico First Assembly where I served for 5 years. It was also while serving as youth pastor in Chico where I met and married my wife, Malia, in 2009. We have enjoyed 5 years of marriage.
In 2012, my wife and I moved to Sacramento, Ca where we served for student ministries pastors until 2014. During this time, we began to feel God calling us to be senior pastors.
I also developed a love for technology when I was a child. I have taught myself how to utilize technology for ministry, as well as doing graphic and web design. I am constantly looking for ways in which technology can help spread the gospel far and wide.
My purpose: Love Jesus and love people.
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Some of my ministry experience
Facilitate a mid-week youth service, as well as a weekly Sunday School class to help students learn God's Word. Recruited and trained a student leadership team to give students life skills for the future. I also established bi-monthly small groups and adult leaders for Jr. high and high school students. Established social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Keep the church's podcast up to date as well as post updates on Facebook. Designed the church's promotional material for all major events, including logos, flyers, posters, and online graphics. Setup and maintain staff email and collaboration accounts and online calendars.
Built a youth ministry consisting of a midweek service, a bi-weekly discipleship group, student and adult leadership teams, a student-led worship team, regular giving to Speed the Light, and regular outreaches to the students in the community, large and small. Established websites for the church and youth ministry, including weekly sermon podcasts, downloadable forms for events, mobile apps, social media profiles, and all logos for branding. Created all of the promotional material for the church and youth ministry as well as major events.
Launched and led Jr. High ministry as an extension of the overall youth ministry. Led college ministry as an extension of the overall youth ministry. Oversaw Sunday School, small groups, and Tech Team. Campus chaplain for the Contra Costa County school district.
Oversaw Tech Crew for youth ministry, including sound, lighting, graphics, PowerPoint, and video. Built website for youth ministry.
Some of the people I have worked in ministry with.
I would love to hear from you! You can reach me via one of the methods below
602 4th St. Wheatland, CA 95692