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Pastor

Josh McPaul

I grew up in Sydney, Australia and moved to the Bay Area in 1997 after graduating from the University of Wollongong. I didn’t even know Oakland existed when I first moved to the Bay Area. However, that’s where I have lived for 10 years, with a ...

 

Worship Pastor

David Sovereign

A true product of the flatlands of Oakland since birth, I'm intimate with its underbelly. I grew up with many of the shackles that bind the entire community, falling victim even to the notion that I'd never leave 'the hood' without the help of ...

 

Although I grew up in the Midwest, I have spent the majority of my adult life in the East Bay and it is definitely my home.  I’ve worked in several churches over the years and I have taught in a couple of different schools - including Goshen ...

 

Minister of City Engagement

Riana Shaw Robinson

I am an East Bay Area native. I was born in Berkeley, raised in Richmond, and graduated from Mills College. I have lived in Oakland for the past 8 years with my husband Madison, daughter Noelle, and son Madison V (Cinco). After getting a B.A. in ...

 

 

Carl is serving part-time as our minister of Community Life, focusing on our small groups and prayer ministry. He brings a wealth of experience in ministry and a love for growing spiritual communities.
Carl is a Master's in Divinity candidate ...