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Name: Jim Wilson
Title: Youth Pastor
Why are you in ministry? God called me into ministry when I was in High School.  It is a calling that I have not been able to ignore or walk away from.  He has given me a heart for youth and a passion to see students fall in love with Jesus. I consider it a privilege to be a part of these students lives while they grow and mature in their relationship with Christ.  

What do you do with your spare time? I am an unashamed sports fan. So I watch sports, play sports, and… actually that’s pretty much all you can do with sports.  

 What inspires you? There are certain moments in ministry when a student connects with God.  Moments when I know that they have turned a corner in their relationship with Christ.  Moments when Christ becomes the most important person to them and I fade into the background.  I work for those moments. 

What is one thing you’d like to see changed about yourself? I have always wanted the singing voice that comes out of my mouth to match the one I hear in my head.  

Who is your hero? My wife.  She works harder, and does more to support our family than I could ever dream to do.  What I do would never be possible without her.  

What’s one thing people would be surprised to know about you? When I was in High School, myself and four friends spent two years performing as a Boy Band at various church events.  We were called the Birch Street Boys and we rewrote the lyrics of Backstreet boys lyrics to make them focused on God. It was a dark time for all of us. 
Name: Cristina Valdez
Title: Youth Pastor Assistant
Why are you in ministry?  Because I love Jesus!
What do you do with your spare time? Spend time with my family, serve in Women’s Ministry, cook and watch the Dodgers.
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Who is your hero? Of course we all want to say Jesus and I really don’t have any heroes.  I greatly admire certain people: Billy Graham, Chuck Swindoll, Greg Laurie, David Jeremiah and others.
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