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Our Pastor

Our Pastor

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Pastor Bill was approved and called to our congregation starting August 1, 2021!

A little information about Pastor Bill:

Qualifications

  • Ordained PC(USA) on October 16, 2006

 

Formal Education

  • Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary, CA (2006)

  • Bachelor of Science in Communications from Northwestern University, IL (1996)

 

Professional Experience

  • Pastor to East Woods Presbyterian Church, Vancouver, WA (2011-2021)

  • Chaplain / Lieutenant Commander in U.S. Navy Reserves (2015-Present)

  • Associate Pastor of College Ministry and Contemporary Worship to 1st Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, CA (2006-2011)

  • Director of High School Ministry and Contemporary Worship (2001-2006)

 

Bill’s Interests

  • Transforming the world with the Gospel

  • Helping people engage their gifts in ministry

  • Quality time with family and friends

  • Writing and performing music

  • Wake boarding and snowboarding, boating and paddling, volleyball and SCUBA diving, mountain biking and cycling

  • Discovering great restaurants to share a good meal and rich conversation

  • Game nights

  • Travel and adventure

 

Favorite Bible Verses

  • Psalm 71:14-19; Psalm 139

  • Romans 3:21-26

  • Colossians 3:12-17

  • 1 John 4:16-21

Staff

Session

The Book of Order for the Presbyterian Church (USA) states the following regarding church leadership:

"THE SESSION’S RESPONSIBILITIES (G-3.0201) As it seeks to lead and guide the congregation, the session is to keep before it the Marks of the Church, 8 the Notes of the Reformed Church,9 and the Great Ends of the Church. 10 The session’s main responsibilities and powers fall within three broad categories tied to the Notes of the Church: 1) Providing the word of God may be truly preached and heard; 2) Providing the Sacraments be rightly administered and received; and 3) Nurturing the covenant community of Christ’s disciples."

PBPC is led by the following members of Session (called Elders):

Deacons

The Deacon board of Pacific Beach Presbyterian Church is made up of faithful women and men elected by the congregation to serve with care, presence, and compassion. Each member and regular attender within the congregation is assigned to a Deacon as part of that Deacon’s care family.  Deacons then work in partnership with our Pastor to ensure that everyone who’s part of the PBPC community receives prayer, care, dignity, and correspondence as we fulfill the biblical call to love one another as Christ has loved us. 

According to our Presbyterian Constitution, the Book of Order says that, “The ministry of Deacons as set forth in Scripture is one of compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress. Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, sincere compassion, and sound judgment should be chosen for this ministry.”  (Book of Order, G-2.0201)

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