Pastor Dave & Amy Polus

DAVE & AMY POLUS

LEAD PASTORS

Dave and Amy Polus have been lead pastors at Every Nation City Church since 2002. They love pastoring in such a large and diverse city. Dave has an engaging preaching style, mixing humor, inspiration and personal stories that challenge people to be strong disciples and fulfill God’s purpose on their life. Amy loves to teach the Bible, disciple women, and help women live in freedom. Together, they are passionate about campus ministry, church planting, 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 and beyond.

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 34 years and have five children, two beautiful daughter in laws, and two granddaughters.

Pastor Ben Jones

BENJAMIN JONES

TEACHING & GROWTH PASTOR

Ben joined Every Nation City Church as the Teaching and Growth Pastor in 2018.  Ben is originally from the LA area and has a heart to see the city infused with a relevant and powerful Gospel message.  Having grown up in a non-Christian environment, he enjoys articulating the message of Jesus in a way that everyone can understand whether they’ve been in church their whole life, or are stepping through the church doors for the first time.

He has been married to his lovely wife Veronica for over 9 years and they have 3 amazing children: Isaiah, Zoe, and Eden.

Josue & Gracie Lopez

JOSUE & GRACIELA LOPEZ

EN ESPAÑOL LEAD PASTORS

Josue and Graciela and their children recently moved to Los Angeles from Odessa, Texas to help start and lead Every Nation City Church En Espanol.

They believe in the importance of being intentional and trusting and obeying the direction of the Holy Spirit, even when He does not give all the details.

They want to help others discover God’s plan for their lives according to the Word of God. They have filled various ministry roles helping Spanish speaking  people in different cities in Mexico and the United States.

Josue and Graciela hold bachelor’s degrees from Antioquia Theological Seminary in Mexico.

They have been married for over 18 years and have 2 teenage children: Jared and Jafet.

Buzz-and-Kelly Park

BUZZ & KELLY PARK

KIDZPRAISE DIRECTORS

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.

Jonathan & Kaylin Polus

JONATHAN & KAYLIN POLUS

CAMPUS MISSIONARIES

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.

Elaine Dimal

ELAINE DIMAL

CAMPUS MISSIONARY

Elaine serves as a full-time campus missionary at her alma mater, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). She also leads Every Nation City Church’s Media Team.

Her heart and passion has always been about loving people and making His love known. She believes that experiencing a real God brings about real change in people that can change the world. She sees media as a key way to express this daily and desires to share the Gospel through media in new and innovative ways.

Her mission is to build a culture where students are connected to Christ’s Family, discipled, empowered and equiped to live lives that honor God and point people to Christ.

Kenny & Tawnya Farve

KENNY & TAWNYA FARVE

CAMPUS MISSIONARIES

Kenny has served as a campus missionary for over 15 years and has been the Chaplain to California State University Northridge for 10. He has led college students on mission trips to Oaxaca, while building homes for families in Tijuana and working with the Orphanage Foundation for His Ministry in Baja Mexico. His Missions Team has also gone to Mavhusa, Durban, and Johannesburg, South Africa where they taught abstinence to thousands of African youth while building jungle gyms for elementary schools. Tawnya Farve has her MS in Marital and Family therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary and together they lead the CSUN MISSIONS Team.

It is Kenny’s and Tawnya’s hope to see CSUN students experience God amongst the poor, disenfranchised, and broken-hearted, knowing that as they train these students to go out and change the world, they’ll come back changed forever.

 

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Ali Alvarez

ALI ALVAREZ

MISSIONARY

Ali is a missionary with a call to reach Spanish speaking people both in Latin America and in Spanish speaking communities in the U.S. She is excited to be partnering with the local missionary efforts of Every Nation City Church to intentionally reach the Spanish speaking people in the San Fernando Valley through En Español.

Ali helped plant an Every Nation church in Monterrey, Mexico in 2007, where God gave her a love and burden for her own people.  She has dedicated her life and work to see Spanish speaking people receive new life in Jesus and become faithful followers.

Somos UNA iglesia y familia que ama a Dios y queremos que tengas la oportunidad de conocer a Jesus y su amor por ti y descubrir tu propósito por el cual fuiste creado.  Únete a nuestro servicio en Español.

Christina McIntosh

CHRISTINA MCINTOSH

MISSIONARY

Christina is a cross-cultural missionary to Thailand through Every Nation’s LifeYear prgoram.  She first felt called to missions in 2009 when her desire to be a cross-cultural missionary developed while apart of her college campus ministry.  Since then she has participated in multiple cross-cultural mission opportunities both in the US and abroad. While in Thailand she’ll have the opportunity to share the gospel with students on two local campuses.

DANIEL STRAND

MISSION COORDINATOR

Daniel Strand is the mission coordinator for Every Nation City Church.  He has served in short to medium term missions to various locations all over the world including Bolivia, Columbia, Dominican Republic, Hawaii, Honduras, Japan, Mexico, Peru, and Singapore.  He has a heart to reach every nation with the Gospel and enjoys bringing others with him in his pursuit.

Daniel is married to Lisa and they have 4 children:  Jonathan, Rachel, Sarah and Anna.

Sucel Samonte

SUCEL SAMONTE

PASTORAL SERVICES DIRECTOR

Sucel serves as the Pastoral Services Director of Every Nation City Church.  She enjoys loving and caring for each member of the church family and finds joy in meeting their needs.

Sucel is joyfully married to Deng Samonte and they 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.