Don Bosley, Senior Pastor
It is my humble privilege to pastor this amazing church, about a quarter-mile from where I grew up – and meeting in a former bar and bait shop where I used to buy bubblegum cards as a kid (I am not making this up).
A 22-year career with The Sacramento Bee ended by God’s prompting in 2003, and now I am inspired every day by a congregation that loves to pray, loves to love, and loves to serve other churches, ministries, and neighbors.
Most of my credibility comes as a result of being married to one of the city’s favorite daughters, a former homecoming queen who makes absolutely everything seem fun and possible. Melody and I have six of the coolest kids imaginable, two twin grandsons (as of October 2014!), dozens of unofficial family members, dozens more official ones … and we shake our heads every day, in joyous disbelief, at the favor and compassion God pours upon us.
(I’m not making that up, either).
Note from the editor: Pastor Don also has a blog that may resonate with you as a fellow disciple. Check out The King’s Stew.
Anthony Mendoza, Worship Pastor
I am honored and privileged to get to be the guy who plays music for God’s kingdom! One of the greatest feelings in the world is to look out and see the Holy Spirit moving in the hearts of my church friends and family as we worship together! It’s funny. I spent my teens and twenties playing in bands and touring the country, and NEVER would have imagined playing in church. I thought being a worship leader was something you do if you’re not good enough to cut it in the music industry! Man, I was wrong.
It’s a long story, but I spent most of my twenties fighting depression, addictions, and doubting the Lord. One day He opened my eyes and restored my faith. Actually, He made Himself so real to me that I could no longer deny his existence. He had won me over, and saved me from myself! I was filled with so much joy, I couldn’t think of anything BUT worshiping Him and serving Him! From then on, all I’ve wanted to do was share my love for praising God with others.
I am sharing life with my beautiful wife, Amanda, who has blessed me with three angels: my daughters, Emery and Ellis, and my son, Eisley! Together, we pray for God’s guidance as we learn and re-learn to love others and one another more every day!
Board of Overseers
The Board of Overseers provides oversight and protection of the church body, shepherds its members, and ensures that the ministry fulfills its core mission. Overseers are entrusted with the responsibility to help develop strategy, monitor performance, ensure church financial accountability, make decisions about policies and procedures, appoint the pastor and ministers, and give counsel to the staff as needed.
Overseers are chosen by church members as those who demonstrate Christian character and spiritual discernment. They are nominated by a committee of members at large and voted on by the membership of the congregation. Board members can serve up to three consecutive two-year terms. The current board is pictured below, named left to right: Mary Wagner (Secretary), Kathryn Gooden Gonzalez, Lina Hughes (President/Chair), Kim Dees (Treasurer), and Alex Mihov.