Worship Pastor | March, 2015 July, 2015 | Life Spring Community Church | 5384 Kazuko Court #B, Moorpark, CA 93021 | 805.523.0050

    Training, recruitment and oversight of all Sunday morning programming teams including, worship, sound and tech. Train and rehearse band. Lead prayer, scripture reading, and music team during Sunday morning Celebration service. Preaching and teaching as needed.

Pastoral Team Member | May, 2009 – February, 2015 | Cornerstone Church of Littlerock | 8533 E Avenue T, Littlerock, CA 93543 | 661.944.1880

    Youth Pastor—Primary shepherd and teacher for 6th-12th grade students and parents. Responsibilities: preaching, teaching, discipling, counseling, youth service programming, organization and administration of camps and other special events.
    Young Adult Pastor—Primary shepherd and teacher for 18-30. Responsibilities: teaching, discipling, counseling, leadership training, organization and administration of special events.
    Pastoral Ministry Team—Sunday Preaching and Teaching as needed, One week per month shepherding responsibilities including emergency care, hospital visits, decisions regarding church business, counseling, staffing needs, etc.

Sunday School Teacher | May, 2003 – February, 2015 | Cornerstone Church of Littlerock | 8533 E Avenue T Littlerock, CA 93543 | 661.944.1880

    Small group and Sunday School teaching for various adult ministry groups.

Adult Choir Director | 2008-2009 | Cornerstone Church of Littlerock | 8533 E Avenue T Littlerock, CA 93543 | 661.944.1880

    Training, recruitment and rehearsal of adult choir. Administration and orchestration of choir performances and choir led worship.

Short Term Missions | 2004-present (Chile, Mexico, Los Angeles)

Trading Hope for Idols (Jonah) | Cornerstone Church | 8-12-12 download

Profile of the Deceived | Cornerstone Church | 2-22-15 download

I Believe in Jesus | Life Spring Community Church | 3-1-15 download

License for Ministry | Cornerstone Church of Littlerock, August, 2012

CBEST (California Basic Education Skills Test) | Certified May, 2015

Biblical Counseling | Grace Chapel, 2012

Strategic Pastoral Counseling | Cornerstone Church, 2009

Knox Theological Seminary | Summa cum Laude

2014 | MA Biblical and Theological Studies

Sterling College | Magna cum Laude

2010 | BA Christian Philosophy

Antelope Valley College

2007 | AA Liberal Arts

Substitute Teacher | 2015 | Antelope Valley Union High School District | 44811 North Sierra Hwy, Lancaster, CA 93534 | 661.948.7655

Co-led Teaching Seminar | 2014 | Cornerstone Church of Littlerock | 8533 E Avenue T, Littlerock, CA 93543 | 661.944.1880

Outdoor Education | April, 2011 – August, 2011 | Paradise Springs Christian Camp | 18101 Paradise Drive Valyermo, CA 93563 | 661.944.9005

Writing Tutor | December, 2010 – April, 2011 | R. Rex Parris High School | 38801 Clock Tower Plaza Drive, Palmdale, CA 93550 | 661.274.1230

Author, Hybridized Christianity | In Progress

    Hybridized Christianity is a research project, synthesizing the ideas from a number of pastors and Christian thinkers from varying Christian affiliations. We are attempting to answer some questions regarding the levels of commitment in contemporary churches in order to see what corrections, if any, can be made theologically or pragmatically to bring Christians into greater levels of commitment to Christ and the church.

Author, Hermeneutics are like Belly Buttons | 2012

    Hermeneutics are like belly buttons; everybody’s got one. Just like belly buttons, everyone’s hermeneutic—their Bible study method—is a little different. Hermeneutics Are like Belly Buttons provides basic hermeneutics to give youth workers and other Bible teachers the foundation they need for consistent biblical interpretation.

Developed Online Spiritual Gifts Test for Youth | 2011

 

Character

Values self-control and honesty. Practices and encourages temperance so as not to interfere with mind and will (sober-minded, not a drunkard). Pursues gentleness and peace in the church and in the greater community.

Marriage/Family

Lifelong commitment to wife. Values perseverance in marriage and detests divorce for any reason. (Although God has made account in particular circumstances, divorce is nonetheless detestable.) Works with wife to manage the household on practical matters such as finances and schedules. Intentionality in spiritual matters through family worship, devotions, catechism, and prayer in order to teach children to honor their parents in the fear and admonition of the Lord and to maintain spiritual authority and biblical oversight over family as a whole.

Ministry Requirements

Long history of walking with the Lord—since childhood. Strong desire to study and understand the Bible throughout adulthood. Good standing relationships with unbelieving friends, family, and neighbors. Strong gifting and desire for teaching, preaching, and discussion of biblical, theological, and philosophical matters.

APEST Leadership Profile | Teaching/Prophetic

    The Teacher Prophet has a deep understanding of what God is calling us to. The TP is motivated to pursue the great ideas of Christianity and to explain how God’s truth calls and informs our involvement. The TP has a dynamic understanding of truth and an urgency to respond to the implications of truth. The Teacher Prophet is motivated to meet the needs of the kingdom and deep comprehension of why to support it.

Gallup StrengthsFinder | Strategic, Ideation, Futuristic, Adaptability, Command

    People exceptionally talented in the strategic theme create alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues. People exceptionally talented in the ideation theme are fascinated by ideas. They are able to find connections between seemingly disparate phenomena.

DiSC Profile | Dominance/Influence; Classical Pattern: Result-Oriented

    Results Oriented people seek to accomplish results. They value independence, and display self-confidence. They are competitive and like difficult tasks. They display self-satisfaction when completing their responsibilities. They are persistent and determined even in the face of antagonism. In order to accomplish a lot of tasks, Result Oriented people need to lead high performing teams where the goals are the group’s goals, not just the goals of the leader.

Meyer’s Briggs | ENTP

    Quick, ingenious, stimulating, alert, and outspoken. Resourceful in solving new and challenging problems. Adept at generating conceptual possibilities and then analyzing them strategically. Good at reading other people. Bored by routine, will seldom do the same thing the same way, apt to turn to one new interest after another.

  • The Bible is the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • The Lord Jesus Christ is deity, in his virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, vicarious and atoning death through his shed blood, bodily resurrection, ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in his personal return in power and glory.
  • For the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  • The Christian is enabled to live a godly life by the present ministry of the Holy Spirit.
  • Both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • The spiritual unity of believers is accomplished through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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