Luke Chen

Luke Chen - Pastor

You are welcome to explore our website to find out more about our church. You can read about our beliefs and gain a better understanding of what we believe as a church. You can find a list of our key staff members and find out who to contact if you have questions. We also have a section about our community. We acknowledge that God wants us to be in meaningful relationships. It is through these different community groups that you'll be able to find a place where you can find support and guidance. Be sure to check out our calendar for upcoming events. It will have details about the events we'll be hosting in the San Diego community. We pray that you'll be blessed by what you find and read. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Have a blessed day!

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Daniel Thompson

Daniel Thompson - Associate Pastor

Daniel is the newest addition to the GC2 staff, joining us at the beginning of September 2018. He will be serving all around the church and joining in the preaching and teaching but will have a special focus on families and couples. He and his wife, Sarah, bring with them their experience and passion for serving the church, global missions, discipleship, and foster care and adoption. Daniel and Sarah have been married for seven years and have fostered ten children in those years, three of which they have had the pleasure to adopt - Liz, Gabi, and Jonathan. They currently have the privilege of caring for two foster children, Niameh and Jonah.

Karla Ng

Karla Ng - AWANA Club Ministry Director

Karla and her husband, Caleb, San Diegans for 19 years, along with their energetic son, Trevor, who is 8 years old, are blessed in serving together as a family. She graduated from Biola University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and works as a Pediatric nurse at Rady Children’s Hospital. Karla serves as the Awana Club Ministry Director of GC2. Her children’s ministry experiences include: Sunday school teaching; Vacation Bible School Family Leader; and Community Bible Study Children’s program teacher. “I love children and it is such a blessing to see God’s work in their hearts and lives from the time they are very young. Being the hands and feet of Jesus to His precious children is my passion.”

Jill McMahon

Jill McMahon - Children's Director

Jill moved to the San Diego area over a decade ago, when her husband’s work transferred them here from Chicago. Both she and her husband were formerly from the Philadelphia area. Originally a classically trained singer, Jill found yet another calling when she became a wife and mom. Working with children and helping them learn about God is incredibly fulfilling. What could be more important?

Sandi Castro

Sandi Castro - Administrative Assistant & Communication Specialist

Sandi is a faithful member of GC2 serving in the welcome ministry and in Awana Club. She also has had previous experiences in admin., social media, and graphics both as a church secretary and in her secular work. She and her husband, Art, have been married 25 years and are actively serving in First Impressions and other areas. Their adult son, Michael, leads the Set-Up Crew and serves with Youth Worship, Main Worship & Youth Ministry.

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