Having grown up in the church and even attending Christian school through Jr. High, God saved me by His grace around 1992 through the college ministry of Grace Community Church (UCLA Grace on Campus - Go Bruins!). I learned that I was an even worse sinner than I thought and that God, because of His great love with which He loved us (Eph 2:4), provided not only the payment for my sin through the death of Jesus Christ (1 Tim 2:6), but also the imputed righteousness of Christ through His life and resurrection (2 Cor 5:21; Rom 1:16-17)
I became a member of CBC in 2001. By God's grace, I met my wife, Susan, here at CBC and after some persistence and much prayer from many people, she finally said "yes". We were married in 2006 and have been blessed with 3 children. I grew up in the Placentia/Yorba Linda area and work as a Family Medicine Physician and Residency Teaching Faculty in Anaheim & Santa Ana.
The Lord has blessed me with many opportunities to serve and learn about the ministry of the gospel (in spite of, or even through many struggles with my own pride and sinfulness). Whether it has been in the Nursery, Care Group, Bible Study, Missions, Youth Ministry, Administration, or even now as a servant-elder -- it has always been my joy and privilege to serve the Lord and His body.
I was born in Portland, and I lived a few years there, then in Daly City, and then Singapore, before settling back in California in 1992. Though filled with varied and colorful experiences and pursuits, I didn't find true peace and meaning until several sovereign encounters with God's Word, the Bible. There I was confronted with my sin and found forgiveness and life through Jesus Christ, God's Son.
I came to Cornerstone in 2006 shortly after being married to my best friend, Susan, and we now are blessed with 4 children (Josiah, Hannah, Micah and Levi). I also currently work as a software engineer for Google but prefer to use Bing. j/k.
It is my joy to serve you and I'd love to hear and know how God is working through you and in you.
I believe God saved me when He exposed me to the truth of His Word in 1996. Seven years later in 2003 God brought my wife, Jennifer, and I to Cornerstone where the preaching of the Word continues to have an indelible impact on my soul. Since coming to CBC we have had four children - Maia, Cameron, Cole, and Selah.
I have been greatly blessed to serve CBC in various ministries, from our Premarital Ministry to Children's Ministry, and most recently as an elder. It is a profound testament to God's grace and mercy that wretched sinner like me could be used to minister Christ in any capacity.
I was born and raised in Cypress and now our family lives in Buena Park. My day job is as a business consultant in the healthcare industry. My greatest joys are to be married to my wife, a father to my kids, and most of all a son of God. I am thankful for the tremendous privilege it is to serve Christ and His church.
By Gods grace, I was born into a home where the Gospel was the main thing. My parents modeled a love for the Lord and His Word, an urgency to share the Gospel and a commitment to do what Jesus said. God granted me repentance and faith in the work of Christ on my behalf at a young age.
In 2000, I married my wife Melissa in Columbus, Ohio. During our first year of marriage, the Lord used many circumstances to bring me to The Masters Seminary in Sun Valley, California. Following graduation, we moved to Spokane, Washington to serve at Faith Bible Church. I was blessed to be hired as Youth Pastor in 2007 and then became the Family and Childrens Ministry Pastor in 2011. While in Spokane, the Lord answered the prayer of many saints and gave us our two daughters, Margo (adopted in 2010) and Norah (adopted in 2013).
At the end of 2016, I was brought on by the elders of Cornerstone Bible Church to serve as the Associate Pastor. Since moving to Orange County, we have been overwhelmed by the kindness Cornerstone Bible Church has shown us. As new members, we can testify to Cornerstone being a place where the elders model humility and sacrifice, the saints take Gods Word seriously and the church loves one another deeply.