Dear Cal Church Family and Friends–
I have an exciting update to share with you. As we anticipate our future, even during this pandemic, we are preparing to advance the cause of Christ through California Community Church like never before.
Last fall, we began a diligent search to bring onto our staff team another full-time Pastor. The need for this is long over due. We wanted an additional weekend teacher, someone to run point on reaching the next generation for Christ and someone with Pastoral gifts and abilities to strengthen multiple areas of our church.
It’s taken months and months to find God’s person! We searched for someone who supports our church culture, values and beliefs. We wanted confidence that this person was an able teacher on those weekends when I need to give my attention to leadership and other ministry demands at Cal Church.
This position title is: Associate Teaching Pastor and Pastor to Young Adults.
We believe in the future of the next generation and this strategic staff addition enables us to effectively develop their rich potential for God. This impacts many of our children and grandchildren for years to come.
And trust me, there are other areas of church life that need the abilities another Pastor can address.
We already have a high-quality staff. I am thankful for each one for the love of Jesus and love of Cal Church. This new staff position further strengthens an already strong team.
With that background, let me introduce Pastor Brent Hodge. Brent recently co-taught with me during a weekend message a few months ago. His daughter, Kas, is one of our worship leaders and Brent and his wife Tammy are residents in Thousand Oaks.
Brent comes with years and years of full time Pastoral experience and leadership. He and his family already love Cal Church and are ready to immerse themselves in our future. Please pray for and celebrate Pastor Brent. You could even send him a note of welcome: Brent@calchurch.com
Our best days are ahead of us as a church and I love being your Pastor!