From Our Pastor
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
I would like to begin by thanking you for taking the time to visit our web site and showing interest in Stone Gate Bible Fellowship. I realize that your time is important so I hope that your experience at our site is a blessing.
I am a native Southern Californian who has enjoyed much of what our area has to offer. I can remember going to the beach, taking trips to the mountains to play in the snow and spending weekends out at the desert. Looking back I can see how God’s kind and gracious hand touched so much of my life.
Our Lord has revealed Himself to me in many different ways. In my senior year of high school He introduced Jesus Christ to me as my Lord and Savior. He demonstrated His justice, grace and love, and exposed my need for Him. Through His grace, I graduated with a degree in psychology and another degree in physics from UCSD, as well as a Master of Divinity degree from Bethel Theological Seminary West.
The Lord opened the door for me to serve in lay leadership of a small church while working as an engineer and manager in the semi-conductor industry. More recently our Lord blessed me with the opportunity to serve as an associate pastor of a larger congregation before starting Stone Gate Bible Fellowship.
While He showed His faithfulness in my struggles through two back surgeries, the greatest of His earthly blessings to me are my family. The Lord has shown Himself and His love through blessing me with a wonderful wife, two great daughters and a supportive extended family.
The goal for me, my family, and Stone Gate is that He would build us into a community that is growing in our love and commitment to Jesus Christ, and likewise from this, to each other. This is because He is truly worthy of such love, focus, attention and respect. The result of giving God His proper place is that His reputation is enhanced and magnified (He is glorified). Thus, our desire is to seek Him as individuals and as a community so that we might know Him and out of this understanding, truly love Him.
The congregation of Stone Gate Bible Fellowship and I invite you to visit us, and we hope that you will walk away with a sense of His presence as seen through the love and care of His people.
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