The Passion

Jesus charged his disciples, and ultimately the church, with the words, “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matt 28:19-20). When Jesus made these remarks, he had no church, no paid staff, and no professionals. The master was telling his followers, I have lived my life here on earth teaching and showing you what it means to be like me. Now as my disciples, go do the same for others.  From that moment on the greatest charge of God’s people has been to make disciples of Jesus. The challenge for every disciple is to evaluate how he or she is doing, and ask themselves "Am I accomplishing the mission Jesus gave me?"

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Joel King

Joel was born in Casper, Wyoming and was blessed to be raised in a Christian home. His father was raised in an orthodox Jewish home, but became a follower of Jesus through the Christian Business Men’s Association. The faith of both Joel’s parents had a profound influence on him and he devoted his life to ministry at the age of eleven. Joel started college attending Biola University in 1988 and ended up graduating from Cal State Fullerton with a major in Sociology and a minor in Women's Studies in 1993. He then worked in a home for teens recovering from drug and alcohol addiction in Gilroy. In 1996, Joel married his best friend, Lyn. They have four adopted children, Brittany (born 1999), Jesse (born 2001), Hailey (born 2002), and Troy (born 2003). He has worn many hats in his 20 years of ministry including custodian, children, families, small groups, and discipleship ministries.  Joel started his ministry as lead pastor of Trinity Church January 1, 2011.  In 2014, he completed a Doctorate of Ministry and did his dissertation on personal discipleship.

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