Youth Pastor

mike webWhat I Do For GPC: I am the Youth Pastor and work with the High School and Middle School ministries. I also provide the pranks and humor for the leadership team.

What I Do For Fun: I love watching football & UFC. I also love to travel with my family and friends!

What Makes Me Laugh: Any Will Farrell movie.

What Makes Me Cry: I once cried when I was eight after a fluke accident unintentionally killed my pet parakeet Tweety. It really was an accident and I still mourn for his loss. Sorry Tweety.

In A Previous Life (before GPC): I was a guitarist in a Rock band and had a Mullet. Don’t judge me because everyone had a mullet in the 80’s!

Best Advice I Ever Received: I think it was what Donald Trump once told me when he said “work hard and play harder.”

Things I Care About: My family and my friends!

Family Matters: I’ve been married to my beautiful wife Oralia since 1996 and we have three awesome children: Kayla, Julianna and Jacob. We love watching movies; going to the beach; eating chocolate chip cookies and ice cream; and traveling to Hawaii.

My Secret Talent: It’s such a secret that I don’t even know.

Favorite Books: I’m not a big reader but my favorites are Developing the Leader within You, 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, How to Win Friends and Influence People.

Favorite Music/Bands: Third Day, Jeremy Camp, David Crowder

My Favorite Cartoon Character and Why: Superman because the dude could fly.

Grew Up Where: Born in Brooklyn, NY but have lived most of my life in San Diego.

Favorite Movies: Gladiator, Meet the Parents, Facing the Giants.

Food I Can’t Live Without: That’s easy; I’m Italian, so it would have to be pizza!

What Made Me Want To Follow Jesus: Seeing the dramatic change in my sister Carla’s life after becoming a Christian. It made a powerful impact on me. She was the main reason for me getting saved at age 21. Thanks, Carla!

Contact me at Mike@GatheringPlaceChurch.org