Leadership

Pastor

Dr. Sam Mathews

Senior Pastor

Sam is married to his wife Vivy, and they have two sons: Christie and Georgie. Sam and Vivy originally hail from the city of Mumbai, India. Pastor Sam graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Pastor Sam also attended The Master's Seminary where he earned his Master of Divinity; Master of Theology (Old Testament); and a Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching. Sam loves to read the works of Puritans. Pastor Sam finds great joy in shepherding the church body through preaching, teaching and biblical counseling. 

Staff

Bryce Go Thong

Pastoral Associate

Bio in development

Salomon Gonzalez

Music Ministry Leader

He has been married to his wife Kristen for 8 years and is the proud father of two  precious girls. Salomon is from San Quintin, Mexico, and Kristen from Atascadero, CA. God brought them together while they were attending college. Salomon holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Professional Music Studies from San Diego Christian College and has been involved in music ministry for over 20 years, and over 15 years of youth ministry. Salomon loves and enjoys his wife Kristen—together they like to do road trips and hiking.

Hailey Knouf

Office Manager

Hailey is soon to be married to her fiancé, Joshua.  Both Hailey and Joshua are involved in their Teen Department and helping the youth grow to know Christ and to follow Him. Hailey loves creating music, art and graphic design -especially if it can be used to lead others to Jesus.