Senior Pastor at Valley 4th Church
Recipient of The Lehman Strauss Award for Excellence in Expository Preaching
I currently serve as Senior Pastor for this church of 500 attendees in a suburb of Spokane, Washington, delivering preaching/teaching, teaching and developing the Elder team, working with the Pastoral Staff, training emerging leaders and teams and providing administrative oversight and pastoral care.
(500+ attendees. 8 paid staff)
I served as Teaching Pastor for a church of 700 attendees in suburban Sacramento, delivering preaching/teaching, coaching the Leadership Team, working with the Pastoral Staff, training emerging leaders and teams and providing administrative oversight and pastoral care.
( Three congregations as one church / 700 attendees / 6 full time staff )
Platform speaker and leadership consultant for both ministry and corporate clients for over a decade.
Hosted a live, two hour daily Christian Radio Talk Show for Salem Communications, the nation’s largest Christian broadcasting company, on AM 710 KFIA in Sacramento. The program was one of the few Major- Market (Top 25) talk shows in the country that approached issues of culture and politics from a Biblical perspective. Continued to create and voice a daily radio commentary for Salem on KFIA.
Worked in a bi-vocational capacity as Lead Pastor in a church planting project with Next Generation Churches.
Served this church of 300 as Senior Pastor in a rural location in the San Joaquin Valley, bringing much needed staff changes and new outreaches into an ethnically diverse community.
(300 attendees/3 full time staff)
Ministered in this church of 400 attendees in urban Los Angeles as Senior Pastor, saw both a successful capital campaign and a building program completed and also implemented staffing changes that shifted the congregational culture into a new and contemporary worship direction.
(400 attendees/8 full time staff)
Assumed Senior Pastoral leadership of this newer church of 500 in suburban Orange County and led in the redefining of the pastoral leadership role, set ministry values and goals, and successfullly reordered and rehired staff to enhance delivery of ministry to families.
(500 attendees/K-8 Academy/8 full time staff/15 paid school staff)
Began my ministry career in this large church of 3000 attendees by building a successful citywide ministry to college students, then by leading an aggressively evangelistic on-campus ministry at Long Beach State University. Completed my years at GBC by serving as an Associate Pastor of Adult Ministries carrying a broad spectrum of leadership and teaching responsibilities including oversight of multiple paid and unpaid staff . Eventually launched from this position of service into Senior Pastoral ministry.
(3000+attendees/20 full time staff)