Our Staff Team
Lead Teaching Pastor
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
High School: Thousand Oaks High
College: San Diego State (SDSU)
Fav Ice Cream: Chocolate Malted Crunch (old school Thrifty one).
What I enjoy most about Oside: Parking at north jetty, soaking in the sun & sounds of the ocean and harbor. It's a little oasis away from the relentless noise of SoCal life.
Why I love Generation Church: Our down to earth, humble, and authentic people. People genuinely know and care about each other.
If you really knew me you'd know... I'm a metalhead and die-hard college FB fan...yet I also love nerdy stuff like video games, theology books, and Settlers of Catan.
Hometown: Oceanside, CA
High School: El Camino High
College: Palomar/Mira Costa
Fav Ice Cream: Rocky Road
Fav Quote: "A laugh is just a smile that has lost control."
What I love most about Oside: The beach
Why I love Generation Church: It’s my second family, we get to walk together through life as a church family and grown in Christ by being real with each other.
If you really knew me you'd know... I love to Lipsync in my car , all day every day.
Hometown: Encinitas, CA
High School: Santa Fe Christian
College: Horizon University
Fav Ice Cream: Cookies & Cream.
Why I love Generation Church: It’s a church that makes much of the finished work of Jesus. A place where you don’t have to hide, bluff or pretend to have it all together. A group of imperfect people resting in the perfect love and grace of God.
If you really knew me you'd know... I’m husband to Paige, Dada to Archer & Kellan. Grew up as a military kid (and one of six siblings); I love surfing, metal, Sharks hockey, crossfit and choosing restaurants based on one criteria: do they have hot wings or not.
Hometown: Escondido, CA
High School: Orange Glen
College: Long Beach State
Fav Ice Cream Flavor: Mint chocolate Chip
What I enjoy most about Oside:
Authenticity of the people, the beauty, the community,
Why I love Generation Church: It is a safe place to come as you are. We are raw, broken and constantly being restored to Jesus and each other.
If you really knew me you'd know... I did colorguard (flags) for 3 years : middle school and freshman year, and LOVED it.
Youth & Music Director
Hometown: Rancho Bernardo, CA
High School: Rancho Bernardo High
College: Cal Poly SLO/Masters Seminary
Fav Ice Cream Flavor: Mint Chip
What I enjoy most about Oside: The restaurants, shops, and people have created a cool, tough, real community culture.
Why I love Generation Church: Jesus and His work is the main focus here. Past all the craziness of the world, this is a place where the people of God come together, learn about Him, worship Him, and are loved by Him as we all walk through life together.
If you really knew me you'd know... I'm color-blind, I love the outdoors, and my favorite smell is right after it rains.
Local Mission & Youth
High School: Oceanside High
College: CSU San Marcos
Fav Ice Cream: Anything but vanilla
What I love most about Oside: It reminds me of being at home in Samoa, the sunsets and the beaches.
Why I love Generation Church: It feels small and relational where my strengths and weaknesses are known so I can celebrate those and also be accountable to growth.
If you really knew me you'd know... I love Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, I collect stickers, I love volleyball/rubgy those are my sports, and I smack my lips when I eat.
La Familia Loza
Pastor Omar and Tia (Eliana & Ezra)
Church Planting Resident (Español)
Hometown: Lima, Peru (Omar)
Minnie, Kentucky (Tia)
College: Masters - Southern Seminary (Omar)
University of Kentucky (Tia)
The Loza's joined our church family at the beginning of 2022 after years of serving in Perú, the US, and in Mexico. They are currently in the process of raising support and building a core team that will launch a Spanish speaking church in the Oceanside area in 2023. You can reach them via EMAIL and support their work financially HERE (by selecting 'Loza Church Plant' on dropdown menu).