"I grew-up in a Christian home as a P.K. (Preachers Kid) and established a relationship with Jesus as my Lord and Savior at a young age of 12."
"I never wanted to be a pastor that was my dad’s job. After a few years of being a prodigal (living for myself) I had an encounter with the Lord that called me into ministry and I rededicated my life to Him."
"While serving in ministry I went through counseling and ministerial training program through the Christian & Missionary Alliance. After twenty years of Pastoral experience and nine years as lead pastor, I've learned to be so grateful for the many blessings in my life including my beautiful wife Maria and two grown children, daughter Sophia and son Alex."
"As I have the privilege to serve at Hillside Alliance Church, my hope is for all those who are a part of the church body to have a loving relationship with Jesus as Lord and Savior. Then continue to grow in their relationship as a follower of Christ to be discipled so they can disciple others. We hope to continue offering opportunities for people to heal and recover from hurts, habits and hang ups. Hope to provide opportunities for our people to demonstrate and give others in our community various acts of compassion."
David Gehr Sr - Associate Pastor
David Gehr Sr.
"I met Jesus in February 1981 and have been a FOLLOWER of Him ever since. I have been married for 34 years. I am blessed with 3 children and 2 grandchildren I currently have taken up running for health and competition. I am a bi-missional servant meaning I also work outside of the church currently employed by Waste Management."
"I aspire to encourage the Youth to pursue a relationship with God that will allow them to discover their gifts and purpose for being a part of God's family and His plan for their lives."
Edward Crable - Recovery Pastor
Edward J. Crable
"In 2006 I responded to God's call for me to turn my life of sin and receive His forgiveness. I am very grateful to God for what he has done"
"Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” - Luke 7:47
"My story is one of recovery and family restoration. I have (3) grown daughters; Sarah, Mary and Melissa. Their nearness to my heart, has served as a great and necessary inspiration for me to be a good man of God. God i thank you for them. God has recently given me the privilege of living in covenant marriage for the first time in my life. Maria and I married on February 14, 2015. I am licensed as an Official Worker with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Maria and I serve with the Celebrate Recovery ministry, Sunday junior church, and mid week prayer meeting. I currently work at a local food bank and outreach center."
Ted Nieto - Worship/Music Pastor
Pastor of Worship
Life Story "I was born and raised in a Christian home. My maternal grandfather was a lay evangelist and at an early age I felt God's presence and knew He was real. I did wander into the world for a very short time, but never did I stop believing in God. In fact, I often prayed for protection during that phase of my life, and I'm here today because God's mercy,love, and grace.
At the age of 12 I picked up my dad's old guitar and have not stopped playing since. When I was 13 I played guitar for a Christian group and traveled locally with them. At one time I aspired to be a Jazz guitarist, but never took it serious. I grew fond of playing guitar for the church's youth group where my praise and worship journey began and where I met my wife. It was through music that I found my purpose in serving God.
It gives me great joy when I see and hear people singing praises to God, and I can only imagine how much joy God feels when His children respond to his goodness and love through praise and worship. I've served as a worship leader for several churches in the Bay Area.
I am the Pastor of Worship and Music and currently on the Ministerial Study Program through the Christian Missionary Alliance.
I thank God for my wife, Laudicea and the 4 children He gave us, Justin, Jessica, Megan, and Jenica. Of course, the many foster children that we took care of over the years. I'm an avid road cyclist and love long walks with my wife.
As Pastor of Worship, my hope is that more and more lives find the peace and grace that passes understanding through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And that their worship be a response to God's reality in their lives.
Kristoffer Ramos - NextGen Minister
"I was born and raised in the Philippines and in 1995 my family and I immigrated here. I was 16 at the time. I wasn't raised in a Christian household but having raised in a catholic household I was very much aware of who God is, although I knew Him I never really had a relationship with Him."
"God called me out of the darkness and into His marvelous light on June 6, 2001 and my life has never been the same after that. It is with this wonderful new life that I aspire to serve Him in everything that I do. My hobbies are reading, music, and I love Rock Climbing."
"I have been serving in ministry for over a decade and during that time I was the Youth Pastor of our church. As years passed on I felt the calling of God to minister to Young Adults and that is in that capacity that I am serving Him in His kingdom."
"As I serve at Hillside Alliance Church it is my hope and desire to reach out to our community and to Young Adults particularly to share the beauty, marvel, and grandeur of God's grace, love and mercy."
"God has recently blessed me with a beautiful wife and partner in ministry on September 23, 2017."
"God demonstrated His love for us in this; that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." - Romans 5:8