Mariners in the Neighborhood Launches July 12
To continue serving the communities of Orange County we’re bringing Mariners Church to 7 local venues. These spacious, open-air venues are the perfect place for a smaller group of people to gather and worship together. For the health and safety of all participants, facial coverings and social distancing is required. Reservations open every Monday at noon, as we are limiting gathering sizes. Reserve your place or Volunteer at one of our Mariners in the Neighborhood locations today! For any questions, email: [email protected]
OPENING DAY JULY 12!
John Thomas is a native of the San Fransisco Bay Area. He has lived in Southern California since 2004 where he has pastored in churches in Los Angeles and Orange County, including Mariners Irvine from 2012-2016 as the Life Group Pastor. He and his wife of 20 years, Lindy, have two beautiful daughters, Olivia and Lucy. John is thrilled to be back on the team at Mariners and is looking forward to serving with the team in the advancement of the gospel in Anaheim.
Cree Vang is a man after God’s heart. He serves as a Group Life Director at Mariners Church and is enthusiastic about sharing the gospel. His pursuit in life is to love God, love people, and go make disciples as he serves alongside his wife of 12 years, Sheng, and their two little ministry partners, Joel (6) and Ivy (5). Cree and his family are excited to serve, build community and further God’s kingdom in the city known for the “Happiest Place on Earth”, Anaheim.
Dallas Viva is a Pastor on our Group Life Team. He is passionate about helping people find community and taking their next step towards a deeper relationship with Christ. He is madly in love with his wife of 5 years, Kelli, and his almost 2 year old son, Holland.
Kerby Wood serves as the Rooted Director for Mariners Church Irvine, and is ready to cultivate rich community in the great city of Costa Mesa. With her prior experience as an engineer, she has added process-thinking to the Rooted ministry and has also developed deep passion for connecting people to God, the church and their purpose.
Kyle Costello is the Lead Pastor of Mariners Church Huntington Beach. He’s been married to Joy for 19 years and is the proud dad of two boys Isaiah and Malachi. Kyle loves a well brewed cup of coffee, trying to figure out how to surf and camping with his family. Raised Mormon, Kyle encountered the grace of Jesus in Las Vegas 20 years ago and has loved the journey ever since.
Tim Garrett turned his full attention to Jesus and joined the Mariners team in April of 2019. Tim’s heart is for people and groups as he has experienced and seen tremendous growth in faith and transformation of lives through community. Tim is a Southern California native and is looking forward to building a strong Mariners community in South OC.
Jordan McNeff has been on staff as a Director in the Kid’s ministry since 2018. Prior to joining Mariners, he taught in private schools and internationally in Seoul, South Korea. As a South County native, he is so excited to see Mariners expand throughout the county and bring the message of Jesus to the communities we live in.
Paul Han has had the incredible honor of being a bridge-builder between Mariners and our Global Family, most significantly through leading Faith Adventures. He is excited to lead a different kind of Faith Adventure in North Irvine, and expects that like all of our Faith Adventures, the people of Mariners who join us there will hear God’s voice, experience life change, and grow in community!
Steve Bang Lee is the college pastor at Mariners Church Irvine. He’s been married to Angela for 10 years and has 4 kids – Isaiah (7), Elizabeth (4), Aaron (2), and Ezra (0.1). He enjoys spending time with His wife, reading, writing, and moments where his kids are napping.
Gloria Bashara has served on staff at Mariners for over 5 years and is currently the Director of Lighthouse Community Centers ministry. It was through Rooted at Mariners that she first discovered her passion for ministry, community, and bridge-building. Gloria is excited to be a part of this community along with her husband, Ryan, and their 2-year-old son Alexander.
Keith HIll serves on the Mariners Outreach team as Associate Director of City Engagement and is passionate about serving the under-resourced communities in Orange County. He and his wife Adriana have been married for 2 years and are excited to serve Santa Ana.
Bryan Lamb is a volunteer leader with a passion for the Word of God. He has served the Mariners congregation in the Prayer Ministry and in the Men’s Ministry as a small group coach, equipping small group leaders to lead well and with conviction. Bryan’s true callings are discipleship and leadership development. He has dedicated his life to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with the lost and faithfully walking alongside his brothers and sisters in faith to grow together in the likeness of Christ.
Jorge Molina was born and raised in El Salvador. His family fled the country in 1988 during the country’s civil war. Following a Faith adventure to Jamaica during college, Jorge developed a passion to serve and resource people in need. Over the past 21 years he has served as a pastor in Northern Virginia and Miami, and in 2019 moved to Orange County where he serves as the Local Outreach Pastor at Mariners.