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our leadership

Ministry Team

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Lead Pastor

Marttell Sánchez

Kids Ministry Director

Luayne Wright

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Student Ministry Leader

Bob Mahaffey

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Office Administrator

Gretchen Hargreaves

Kids Ministry Assistant

Sandra Sánchez

Music Ministry Leader

Narissa Gowan

Executive Board

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Chairman of the Board

John Lattimore

Board Member

Jerry Irwin

Board Member

Robin Otto

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Board Member

Cindi Sagan

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Board Member

Shane Garroutte

Board Member

Tom Kesey

Board Member

Danny Rosales

Our Pastor

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Marttell was born and raised in San Diego, California. He is married to Sandra, his wife of 14 years, and together they are the parents of two elementary-age boys. On his free time, he enjoys going on dates with his wife, playing with his kids, going on hikes and adventures with their family dogs, watching soccer and football games, and having family movie nights. He also loves books, plain vanilla ice cream, and pour-over coffee. You can usually catch him at Black Oak Coffee Roasters, his favorite coffee shop in town!

Licensing & Education

  • License for Ministry, Evangelical Free Church of America, 2018

  • M.A., Christian Ministry, Southern California Seminary, 2017

  • B.A., Biblical Studies, Southern California Seminary, 2012