Pastor/Elder - Preaching and Administration
I am the Pastor/Elder of Preaching & Administration. My direct areas of oversight include preaching, our staff, leadership development, administration, local outreach, and youth ministry. As a California kid who grew up in the East Bay, I have been blessed to minister in the greater bay area and call Sonoma County home. My wife, Alisa, and I began dating in college while serving in student ministry and married in July of 1997. We have 3 children: Ashley, Trenton, and Tyler. I have served as a Pastor/Elder at Redemption Hill Church since the “marriage” of Foothills Community Church and Calvary Community Church into one new church during August 2017. Prior to the merger, I ministered as the Lead Pastor at Foothills Community Church for 9 years. In addition, I served on the pastoral staff of First Baptist Church of Windsor for 7 ½ years and in a bi-vocational role at First Baptist Church of Castro Valley for 8 years. I received a Master of Divinity degree in Theology from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (Gateway Seminary) and a B.S. in Business Administration from California State University of Hayward (East Bay). My passion is to “help people understand the hope of salvation through Jesus Christ, challenge them to live as Christ lived, and equip them for the work of God’s ministry.” Some of my greatest joys include reading God’s Word; going on dates with my wife; spending time with my children; aviation; playing sports; and watching the Giants, Raiders, Warriors, and Iowa Hawkeyes.