I’ve spent the last 9 years living in the beautiful suburb of Irvine, CA (the nation’s safest city) and working at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, CA (the nation’s richest city). My wife, toddler and I have had a great time ministering in this environment amongst some great people. In the fall of 2010 we were challenged to consider a very different kind of call to serve a small church in downtown L.A. that was seeking to reach its changing neighborhood. On March 13, 2011, I was unanimously voted in as the new senior pastor by the 80 church members in attendance and began the new adventure of ministering in downtown LA just a few weeks later. This site tells shares the experiences and insights of taking this missional adventure.