Pastor Dave and his family have been at New Life Church since September 2016. He and his wife Cheryl both graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University, and Dave earned his Master of Divinity degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary. He and Cheryl were married in 1991 and have two kids, Benji and Tiffany, who are students at Point Loma Nazarene University.
Pastor Dave has a desire to see disciples who make disciples. He has a heart for people who are far from God and for being part of a church that multiplies. Dave loves living in San Diego, enjoys sports, and is a sucker for Baskin Robbins ice cream and Chili’s.
DARREN AND ALEXIS
RESIDENCY MINISTRY INTERNS
YOUTH MINISTRY INTERN
Alexis was born and raised in Minot, North Dakota and Darren was born and raised in Kauai, HI. Alexis grew up going to church at Southside Church of the Nazarene, playing in the snow, going to the lake in the summer, fishing, hunting, and playing many sports. Before Darren moved to California, he was heavily involved with the ministries held at Hanapepe Church of the Nazarene in Kauai, HI. They met in Kauai, HI at Hanapepe Church of the Nazarene when Alexis and her family went on vacation in 2016 and got married the summer of 2018.
Darren finished with his Associates Degree in Liberal Arts and later transferred to Point Loma Nazarene to pursue his degree in Mathematics. He is expected to graduate in Spring 2019. Alexis is also currently studying at PLNU and they are serving at New Life Church as a Residency Ministry Interns.
Alexis goes barefoot anywhere she can and misses having seasons while Darren enjoys surfing and is an avid Oregon Ducks college football fan!
I am 21 years old and have a serious passion for sports and God. My goal for the youth group and the church is not that we “grow our numbers,” it’s that we grow our hearts. I would rather see 3 people’s lives radically changed for God than see 300 people radically changed for a month. I am currently a Jr at Point Loma Nazarene University and I am a Christian Studies major and have a minor in Non-Profit Business Organization.
I love to spend time with my family and girlfriend, as well as my awesome dog Tito! When I’m in doubt about where to eat; my go to places are Buffalo Wild Wings and Chipotle. I have traveled to more places in Europe than I have fingers on my hands.
Fun Fact: I’m in an A ccappela group and can sing higher than most females.
PASTOR NABEEL DAVID
PASTOR - ARABIC CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
Siria Myrick and her family have been part of New Life Church for eight years. She and her husband Tom are parents to four boys and grandparents to two wonderful boys. Siria loves to paint, read and create a welcoming space for everyone she meets. She is also fluent in both English and Spanish. Together they serve in a variety of ministries at the church intent on seeing God’s people grow and connect with one another. As Children’s Ministry Director, Siria has a heart and passion for little ones and creating space for them to meet Jesus and understand His deep love for them. The New Life Kidz experience includes music, Bible stories, Caravans and other fun activities to help children take next steps towards new life in Jesus.