lead Pastor - nelz samuel

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Nelz has a vision for a church that embraces all ages, races, and cultures.  He is a 1st generation Indian-American who was born and brought up in Texas. At 15, Nelz fell in love with a savior who offered hope, freedom, and a new purpose.

He then pursued a Bachelors in Pastoral Ministry and a Masters of Divinity to help him understand God and how to better fulfill His plan for his life. He had the opportunity to come to Portland in 2006 and felt the need in the community to share the Jesus who he had met. Through his journey he found his real passion, helping people transform in every area of life. Nelz has been serving the church since 2015, and he and his wife Krystal stay busy raising their kids Leo, Lucy, London, and Lars.