New Deacon and Deaconess
As out little church has started and grown we have had a single Deacon responsible for caring out the roles in our church. Vladimir Ochoa has faithfully served this role well over the last four years. And writing as the Pastor’s Wife, I am super thankful for how Vlad has walked and assisted my husband in ministry. God has used his leadership in major ways, including praying and seeking the Lord on who the next Deacon should be. Meet the Martinez family! They have been with City Church since the conception. In fact, I still remember meeting them for the first time over five years ago. We were eating lunch and dreaming about what a church might look like in Compton. This new couple had come–they shared who they were and their passions. They both had a passion for Guatemala and this passion had drawn them together (on Facebook I may add–because I think that is crazy!) and they were in fact getting married in the next couple months. Over the last five years, Deanna and Geoffrey have served as a vital part of our community. They have moved into the city about 7 blocks to the North and have been a light to the community on their street. They have continued to grow with us always on the pioneering starts of our church. They launched with our first Missional Community, they were some of the first huddle leaders, and recently they have launched a second Missional Community in SPANISH! (This is a huge area of need and opportunity and we just feel God’s heart for this community!) and now they are starting a new role together as a couple they will serve as our new deacons.
We are super excited for their leadership and we look forward to God’s continued leadership and direction in their lives and in the Church! Thank you Deanna and Geoffrey for leading us and taking up this responsibility.