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David Craig

Lead Pastor

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Dr. David P. Craig is a native Californian born in Long Beach and raised in Huntington Beach. He has been married to his best friend - Dana - for 22 years and they have five adult children and four grand sons. He was privileged to study and earn degrees from Multnomah University in Portland, OR (B.S. - 1988); Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, CA (M.Div. - 1991); Westminster Theological Seminary in Escondido, CA & Northwest Graduate School of the Ministry (D.Min. - 2003). He has over 30 years experience pastoring churches as a Youth and Senior Pastor in Oregon, Washington, and California. As a cancer survivor he has a special heart for people with cancer and their caregivers. David has a passion for Christ and helping others become followers of Christ by being, making, and multiplying disciples of Him. His life verse is 1 Timothy 4:16, “Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by doing so you will save both yourself and your hearers.” Aside from his passion for Christ he also enjoys playing tennis and golf; and watching pro baseball, international soccer, college football, and college basketball; and enjoys traveling with Dana and his family. He is also an avid reader and a top 500 Reviewer on amazon.com. David’s parents are from Argentina and he speaks Spanish fluently and trains pastors in Latin America and has led mission trips all over the world. He also blogs and provides resources and regular book reviews for Christ-centered growth on his blog: http://verticallivingministries.com.


Bill Ingram

Executive Pastor

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William (Bill) Ingram, a Southern California native, finished a Doctorate of Ministry degree in Church Health and Multiplication at Talbot School of Theology in Feb 2015, completed a Master’s Degree in Christian Leadership from Hope International University in 2008 and graduated from Vanguard University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion. He loves to golf, enjoys all water sports and reading. Ordained with Community Baptist Church (Journey of Faith), Bill has enjoyed over 30 years of vocational and avocational ministry. His ministry experience includes being a youth pastor (eight years) in a church of 200, a senior pastor (four years) in a church of 100, a leader and speaker in singles ministry (four years) in a church of 10,000 with a singles ministry of 400+ and most recently as an executive and outreach pastor (eight years) in a multi-site church of 3,000.


Nick Mutch

Part Time Next Gen Pastor

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Please welcome Nick Mutch on as our part-time Next Gen Pastor. Nick is finishing up his senior year at Biola University where he is studying Public Relations and Biblical Studies. He's called Valley a home since first attending with his family at the age of 5. Nick is excited to finish up his senior year and begin serving at Valley alongside his future wife, Hannah. Some of his passions include eating at Chick fil A, watching scary movies, listening to country music, and playing or watching sports of all kinds. He is looking forward to building meaningful relationships with students and seeing their lives transformed by Jesus Christ.


Juan Carlos Martinez

Hispanic Ministries

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Juan Carlos joined the Valley staff in 2014 to lead the new Hispanic ministry VBC started in 2013. He currently leads both the Hispanic service and weekly Bible study in Spanish.


Hanni Friesen

Office Administration

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Hanni joined the Valley staff in 2008. She is instrumental in administrative tasks including the bookkeeping. She is also involved in other ministries at Valley. Her husband, Mike is our IT expert at Valley.


Ann Young

Pianist

Ann has been the church accompanist for many years and does a fabulous job playing in the worship team, doing special numbers on Sunday morning, and supporting many special music events throughout the year.


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