Dave & Amy Polus
“Radical obedience to Christ is not easy… It’s not comfort, not health, not wealth, and not prosperity in this world. Radical obedience to Christ risks losing all these things. But in the end, such risk finds its reward in Christ. And he is more than enough for us.” David Platt
Dave and Amy Polus are lead pastors of Every Nation City Church. They have been pastoring here in LA for almost 12 years, and love pastoring in such a large and diverse city. Dave and Amy are passionate about campus ministry, church planting, compassion ministry, training leaders, and reaching Los Angeles and the nations of the world with the gospel. Their vision is to plant 20 churches in Southern California by the year 2020.
Dave and Amy hold bachelor degrees from MSU, and Dave earned a Masters Degree in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary.
They have been married for almost 30 years and have two grown children and a house full of teenagers: Jonathan, Christian, Cara, Luke and Abigail.
Buzz & Kelly Park
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” -Robert Louis Stevenson
Buzz and Kelly have been leading in children’s ministry for over 17 years; most recently as the KIDZPRAISE Children’s Ministry directors since 2007.
Buzz is a local business owner and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in General Engineering and served in the Navy as a helicopter pilot. Buzz left the Navy in 1999 and has served in the Every Nation family of churches as an Associate Pastor, an Elder, a Head Usher, and a Worship Leader.
Kelly is a credentialed teacher and has been teaching for over 20 years. She has classroom and Phys Ed experience in every teaching environment, including public schools, private schools, charter schools, and homeschooling. Kelly graduated with honors, receiving a bachelors degree from Texas Christian University and a masters degree from University of Houston.
Buzz & Kelly Park have been married for over 21 years and have 3 children: Sarah, Seth, and Joshua.
Jonathan and Kaylin Polus
“We believe if you change the campus you change the world.”
Jonathan and Kaylin both graduated from the Every Nation School of Ministry through Every Nation Ministries. They now serve as full-time campus missionaries at California State University Northridge. Their passion is to see college students forever transformed through the power of the gospel. Their mission is to equip and empower students to lead in their generation.
Jonathan and Kaylin enjoy running outdoors, reading, and have a mutual love for breakfast and tea.
“I have a heart to see the Gospel transform the lives of the next generation and equip and empower them to walk out the fullness of God’s purpose in their lives and change the world.”
Erika first got connected with Every Nation Ministries as a student athlete at UNC-Chapel Hill and is now a full-time missionary on UCLA’s campus. Erika is originally from North Carolina and she loves sports, especially cycling.
Sucel Samonte- Pastoral Services Director
Luke 14:33 In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.
Sucel is joyfully married to Deng Samonte and have two lovely daughters, Gen and Ella. As a family, they have been missionaries to Bangladesh, Vietnam and Cambodia. She is a Board Certified Biblical Counselor and also holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration as well as a Bachelors Degree in Visual Communication. As the Pastoral Services Director, Sucel enjoys loving and caring for each member and meeting their needs.