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Pastoral Summary

Experienced Shepherd who seeks to serve God by training the church to function together relationally as Christ’s family so that the church can reflect the Father’s love and shine as a light to the nations by the power of God’s Spirit. Brings with him 10 years of pastoral ministry experience and 15 years of on-staff ministry experience in which he has a proven track record of living and teaching God's Word, loving on and caring for God's people, counseling adults and young adults, leading ministry teams toward spiritual growth, sharing the gospel and defending the gospel, creating successful ministries from the ground up, and fostering community in which believers relate to each other as a family centered around the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Work History

Oct 2006Present

Associate Pastor

Harvest Christian Fellowship
  • Preaches in settings from groups of 30 people to Bible studies of 1,500 people.
  • Educates believers in Evangelical theology, apologetics, and biblical studies through “Deepening Your Faith,” Harvest’s Christian Education Ministry.
  • Leads a weekly Home Bible Fellowship at which both topical and verse-by-verse Bible studies are taught.
  • Trains and equips leaders (young adults to retried adults) across multiple ministry platforms in discipleship, apologetics, and small group leadership and management.
  • Fosters growth in discipleship at Harvest through its educational and small group ministries.
  • Provides biblical counseling to married couples, adults, and young adults.
  • Preaches at, writes curriculum for, trains leaders for, and develops PowerPoint for “Start! to Serve,” Harvest’s Ministry Training Program—which is required for serving in any role at Harvest.
  • Shares God’s love and defends God’s truth by planning and coleading with other team members the Apologetics Missions Trips to Berkeley, Calif., Dearborn, Mich., Salt Lake City and Manti, Utah.
  • Possesses experience in creating and developing several Harvest ministries from the ground up.
  • Participates as guest apologist at The Forum, Harvest’s College and Career Ministry’s apologetics outreach at UCR and RCC.
  • Enjoys the blessing of having overseen the following ministries in the past: Harvest's Young Married Couples Small Groups, Connect: Small Group Ministry, Convalescent Ministry, Prison Ministry, Hospital Visitation, Treasure Box Food Ministry, Christian Basics and Christian Growth Ministries, and co-pastored Harvest: Orangecrest Satellite Campus.
  • Works with college professors—such as Dr. Christopher Morgan, Dr. Anthony Chute, Dr. Fred Sanders, Dr. Joseph Hellerman, and Dr. Walt Russell—in developing and teaching classes for Deepening Your Faith.
  • Collaborates with other pastors and ministry leaders from Harvest and other churches on missions trips, ministry events, curriculum, satellite campuses, teaching opportunities, and other ministry ventures.
Aug 2013Present

Adjunct Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Literature

California Baptist University

Teaches English 123, Intermediate English Composition

Jul 2001Oct 2006

Head Copywriter, Copyeditor

Harvest Christian Fellowship
  • Redacted numerous booklets authored by Greg Laurie, senior pastor, including two major booklets republished by Tyndale Publishers as Why the Passion? and Why the Resurrection?
  • Wrote and edited newsletters, bulletins, flyers, marketing campaigns, and Web pages.
  • Collaborated with other team members in brainstorming, writing, and producing A New Beginning radio ministry’s monthly radio premiums.

Education

2005Present

Master of Divinity

Haggard Graduate School of Theology, Azusa Pacific University
  • Graduated with a 3.86 GPA.
  • Post-graduation, worked with Dr. Sarah Sumner and Dr. John E. Hartley as a proofreader for their published books.
2000

Graduate Work, Master of Arts, English Composition and Literature

California State University, San Bernardino
  • Completed one quarter of the program before transferring to an MDiv program.
  • Earned a 4.0 GPA.
1999

Bachelor of Arts, English

California State University, San Bernardino
  • Graduated with Departmental Honors.
  • Honored member of The National Dean’s List, 1998–1999.
  • Graduated with a 3.09 GPA.

References

  • Walt Russell, Professor of Bible Exposition, Talbot Seminary, 13800 Biola Ave., La Mirada, CA, Contact number: 714.779.1129.
  • Lenny Esposito, President, Come Reason Ministries, P.O. Box 20527 Riverside, CA. Contact number: 909.731.0631.
  • Jim and Liz Monroe, Coordinators, Start! to Serve, Harvest Christian Fellowship, Riverside, CA, 92504. Contact number: 951.522.3844.

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