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I live in Turlock, CA, and am willing to relocate.

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I would like to work in…

  • Youth / Student Ministry
  • Assistant/Associate pastor
  • Family Ministry
  • Young Adult / College Ministry

I would like to work at a…

  • Bible Church church
  • Non-denominational church
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I love to walk through life's ups and downs with people and point them to hang onto to Jesus through it all.

Experience

I am a 15 year veteran in youth ministry and have been successful at growing unhealthy groups forward to healthy, thriving and growing groups by being highly relational, building staff and teaching biblical foundations to students.

Objective
To find a community where my family and I can belong and live life together. I have a heart for people and specifically students. I’m a highly relational person who enjoys working with a team to impact lives for eternity. My desire is to create a safe place of community where everyone can know they belong, they can meet and grow in love with Jesus, be given tools to grow deeper in their faith so the storms of life will not overtake them, and be challenged to live their lives with integrity to show the world Jesus. I desire to grow in my leadership skills and learn from those I am under as well as use my gifts to help a staff team share Jesus with the world.

Education

MA in Christian and Biblical Studies 2009
Trinity Western University, Langley, BC.

B.A. Organizational Communications 2002
California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, California

Skills

Ministry Employment

Trip Leader/Missionary
Reign Ministries/Royal Servants, International. Minneapolis, Minnesota. (2015-Present)
Lead short-term international mission trips for Jr. High-College students, organizing overseas trips, speak and connect with local churches, teach and facilitate discussions, navigate students through challenging and life-changing cross-cultural experiences, and oversee all aspects of health, food, and finances for team.

Pastor of Student Ministries
New Life Christian Center, Turlock, California. (2006-2015)
Direct and oversee all areas of the youth ministry at New Life (Jr High-College age) (20-30 adult volunteers 200-225 students), member of the Lead pastoral team and involved in many aspects of overall church leadership. (Church size 1500-2000) budget, missions trips, organized winter camps, spoke 2-3 times a week. lead HS and College, supervised and worked with JR high pastor.

Interim High School Pastor
Northlake Community Church, Bellingham, Washington. (2005-2006)
Directed HS Ministry, lead weekly youth meetings, special events. (church size 300-400)

High School Intern
Evangelical Free Church of Turlock, Turlock, California. (1999-2000)
Prepared and gave 20-30 minute talks once a month, facilitated outreach programs, visit local school campus and school activities, lead three small groups a week, organized and lead adult staff meetings. (group size 200)

Summer Staff Worker
Mt. Hermon Christian Conference Center, Santa Cruz, California. (1995-1997)
Assisted in camp kitchen, stocking supplies, lead children’s Bible studies at kid’s camp, misc. tasks.

Other Employment

Juvenile Corrections Officer
Whatcom County Sherriff’s Dept. Bellingham, Washington. (2005-2006)

Warehouse Worker
Spencer’s TV Appliance, Mesa, Arizona (2003)

Custodian
Turlock School District, Turlock, California. (2002-2003)

Assistant Director
Carmel Youth Center, Carmel, California. (1996-1998)

Additional information

Christian Experience
Conversion: I grew up surrounded by Christian influence of family and as the son of a youth pastor. From that influence, I made a decision for Jesus Christ at a young age. Although I grew in knowledge of Christ, the reality of Christ’s love became significant to me during high school as our family was going through a crisis (Parent’s Divorce). I realized that He is the only one who brings fulfillment and joy to life. I have had some struggles over the years wrestling with the goodness of God and His care for us, mostly in the question of God’s love in suffering. We have encountered many difficult things over the years from our house burning down to five late term miscarriages. My wife and I have learned so much through this journey of hurt and healing and the Father heart of God. Our focus in life and journey of faith has changed greatly during this time. As a result of these experiences in life, I have been constantly affirmed that God has put in me a shepherd’s heart and I feel called to minister to others as we journey this life together.

Family
Spouse: Jennah Fair
Spouse’s Experience: Born and raised in AZ; Mental Health Technician for Anorexia and Bulimia (Remuda Ranch); Certified Ballet Teacher; 15 years youth ministry experience; Mending the Soul training (overcoming abuse); Banking; Some classes at Southwestern Bible College in AZ.
Children: Levi Fair- 7th Grade (Home School) Eden Fair- 2nd Grade (Home School)

Interests
Grabbing Coffee with people, playing disc golf, driving Jeeps in the mud, hiking, backpacking, camping, hanging out with friends, collecting vintage video games (mostly The Legend of Zelda), Drinking Dr. Pepper.

References
Dave Larson- Senior Pastor of New Life Christian Center 209-648-2768
Bill Gilfillin- Small Group Pastor at Cornwall Church in Bellingham 360-733-2150
Vince Williams- Former Junior High Pastor New Life Christian Center 209-485-7101
Jeremiah Fair- Senior Pastor of Community Covenant Church, Scotts Valley 209-648-4787
Jim Hanna- Pastor of Growth and Groups New Life Christian Center 209-640-9222
Strengths Finders – Empathy, Positivity, Woo, Communication, Includer
Speaking Links- NLCC Jake Fair May 2015; NLCC Jake Fair August 2014