Ted Nieto - Worship & Music Pastor/Elder
Worship and Music Pastor/Elder
"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.