Ministry: Senior Pastor (a.k.a. “Skittleman”)
Why are you passionate about this ministry? (1) Seeing people’s (and my own) lives change (2) Our lives really can make a difference that we will enjoy in this life and through eternity (3) God has wisdom and power to help us deal with our struggles.
Favorite place to talk to God: My back patio
Born: Naval Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island on June 4
Seminary: Master of Divinity, 1977, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Family: Married to Mindy for 31 years, We have three kids in their twenties-thirties: Brittany, Cole, and Christiana.
Hobbies / Interests: Sprint triathlons; American history (especially the Civil War); coaching girls’ soccer/boy’s baseball; acoustic guitar; fantasy sports.
First job: “Soda jerk” (ran a small kitchen at the drug store). I was the “chief cook” (scary thought) from 3:30-6:00pm, as well as cashier, waiter, bus boy, dishwasher, etc. All for 35 cents/hour.
Favorite author or movie: Authors: Larry Crabb, Tom Clancy, John Grisham. Movies: Shadowlands, Braveheart, Gettysburg, Chronicles of Narnia, and most of the Grisham movies.
Favorite music artists/bands: Modern praise music, Doyle Dykes (solo guitar)
Ministry: Executive Pastor / Administrative Pastor / Worship Pastor…take your pick.
Why are you passionate about this ministry? I love to see people grow spiritually, and love to meet new people!!
Favorite place to talk to God: Hmm…I suppose that would have to be Yosemite National Park. I could just sit under those trees and stare at the beautiful creation of God all day long. I feel close to God anywhere I can see the beauty of creation.
Born: Bend, Oregon on July 31, 1968.
Seminary: Master of Divinity, 2009, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
Family: Married my best friend Carol in 1993. Our son Nathan is 19, and our daughter Megan is 16.
Hobbies / Interests: I like outdoorsy stuff; water skiing, SCUBA diving (particularly for lobster), biking, and camping in general. I also love going to the movies.
First job: I had a newspaper route in Oregon with some massive hills when I was 10-11.
Favorite author or movie: I think overall I like almost any Michael Crichton Book I’ve ever read, and I’m pretty fond of Tolkien as well, but my all time favorite author would have to be C. S. Lewis. In the movie genre, I like The Bodyguard and The Count of Monte Cristo. If you’re including musicals, add on Les Miserables, Wicked, and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
Favorite music artists/bands: I’m a long time Third Day fan, but I’ve been listening to (and singing) a ton of Casting Crowns stuff these days. Other current favorites include Tommy Walker, Chris Tomlin, Mercy Me, Rascal Flatts (shhh…don’t tell anyone), Josh Groben, Andrea Bocelli, and Whitney Houston. Back in the day, add: Journey, Chicago, Genesis, and a hodgepodge of heavy metal bands. :) Yes, really.
Ministry: Youth Pastor
Why are you passionate about this ministry? I think students at Pacific Church are amazing and I want to see them succeed! This world is working really hard to slow them down and trip them up. My goal is to help the parents at Pacific as they teach their students how much God loves them, and how important what they believe truly is.
What is your favorite place to talk to God? I have some of my best conversations with God when I am driving alone in my car. I had an old jeep with a broken radio for a while and it forced me to spend more time listening to God than to the new young boy band sweeping the nation.
Born: : Laguna Beach, CA October 2nd (I love cake… Just so you know)
Describe your family: I have four beautiful sisters and a really rad little brother who I adore. More importantly I have an amazing wife and partner. I think pastors can give up a lot in pursuit of their calling, but God tends to bless them with amazing wives. I am no exception, she is the love of my life. (Her and cake, did I mention cake?)
Hobbies/ Interests: I scuba, rock climb, surf and bowl. But my two favorite past times are reading and working with wood. I have been doing carpentry with my dad since I was little. There is something about being able to see what was accomplished at the end of the day, that you don’t really get anywhere else.
First job: Cleaning out horse stalls
Favorite author or movie: Author – Robert Jordan (Wheel of Time) / Movie – Singing in the Rain
Favorite music artists / bands: Anything Country
Ministry: Children’s Ministry
Why are you passionate about this ministry? Being part of a child’s walk with Jesus is a privilege. Teaching children about the love of God and His way is a passion and a responsibility. Fostering kids’ relationship with Jesus…I love it!!
Favorite place to talk to God: I love that God meets me where I am. I like to talk to Him everywhere I can. I love His splendor at the beach and in nature. The helicopter ride in Alaska made me cry in appreciation of His creation.
Born: Van Nuys, CA
Family: Married to Mike Wallace. My daughter Sabreena is 21.
Hobbies / Interests: Horses, Hiking, Design, Crafts, Puzzles and one of my favorites is two-stepping with my husband.
First Job: I worked in an office as a file clerk and phone receptionist.
Favorite author/movies: Tony Hillerman, Jane Austin, Agatha Christie. For movies, I like Tombstone, Lord of the Rings, and My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
Favorite music artists/bands: Third Day, Tobey Keith, Emmylou Harris, Mozart — It’s a mixed bag!
Ministry: Music Director
Why are you passionate about this ministry? I feel God has blessed me with the love of music, and He has directed me to spread His word through my musical passion! It’s my privilege to share His word through my music, and to see people open up to receive His grace and blessing as a result of listening.
Favorite place to talk to God: Beside my bed, after waking up, thanking Him for this day and asking Him to guide me through
Born: Portsmouth, VA on April 18
Family: Single. Widowed.
Hobbies / Interests: Sports, cars, motorcycles (particularly Harley-Davidson), concerts
First job: Bagboy/stocker, Colonial Grocery Stores
Favorite author or movie: Author: Donald Miller (for now); Movie: Casablanca
Favorite music artists/bands: It depends on the genre. My taste is so “all over the map,” I can’t choose just one band. I like DC talk, Level 42, Rush, Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter (jazz bassist), Stephen Curtis Chapman, Paul Baloche, Chris Tomlin, Twila Paris, Rascal Flatts, Alan Jackson, Earth, Wind, and Fire, Foo Fighters, Tower of Power (shall I go on?)