At a glance
I currently work at local Christian non-profit as a Controller. I was ordained as an elder at MABC in 2016 and serve alongside the other elders in shepherding the congregation. I help serve in different areas at MABC (preaching, teaching, discipleship, and administration).
B.S. Computer Information System, CSUN
M. Div., The Master’s Seminary
Tell us a little bit about yourself
I grew up in a semi-religious household, attending the Catholic Church a few times a year. At a very young age, I experienced the brokenness of this world when my parents divorced. By the time I attended college, I was a very angry and bitter person. My sin became great and my heart was so calloused that I began to question if God was real. During my third year of college the Lord radically changed my heart, opening my eyes to realize that I was a sinner who needed forgiveness. I saw the ugliness of my sin and the amazing grace of the Savior through the gospel. I began attending and serving in a local Church in the San Fernando Valley.
Through the encouragement of my college pastor at the time, I decided to attend The Master’s Seminary so that I could be equipped to serve the Lord however He would choose.
In 2007, the Lord blessed me with my wife Lilit. We have two children, Noelle, and Calvin.
Do you have any hobbies, things you like to do with your free time
I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, hiking, and tinkering with new technology.
Favorite books or authors
This is a hard question since so many godly men and books that have influenced my life. Some of my favorite authors include J.C. Ryle, Jerry Bridges, Paul David Tripp, and John MacArthur.
Any favorite passage
I love the Word of God and one passage that continually reminds me of the gospel is:
Romans 5:6-8 “For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”