Jacques is a local Southern Californian. He graduated from USC in Business, and has his Masters of Divinity and Doctorate from Talbot Theological Seminary. Jacques and his wife, Shelly have been married for 32 years. Shelly was a public school teacher for over 25 years and holds a Master's Degree in Counseling. Shelly is leading our Stephen Ministry at Ocean View. They also have two grown sons: Jean Paul, who recently married Katie and graduated from Fuller Seminary, and Cameron works in medical sales in San Diego.
Jacques' passion is to love the Lord with all his heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love others as himself. He attempts to grow in his love for God and others through practicing the spiritual disciplines. Despite his name, he does not speak French.
Jared serves as the Associate Pastor at Ocean View. He has served at Ocean View since 2005, and recently transitioned from Youth/Associate Pastor to his current role. He has served in youth ministry since 1998. Jared graduated from Fuller Seminary in the spring of 2005 with a Master of Arts in Theology with a Biblical Studies emphasis. Jared is married to Amy, a devoted Christ-follower and stay-at-home mom to their daughters, Alyson, Emily, and Bethany.
With a passion to see people grow in faith, and taking Hebrews 12:1-3 as his life verse, "Pastor J" loves spending time with God, his family, preaching and teaching God's word, leading worship, hangin' with youth, chillin' with friends, eating, sleeping, reading, watching movies and sports.
Pastor Emeritus & Executive Director of Turkish Connections International
Rich served as the Senior Pastor at Ocean View for over 20 years. In recent years, he has discerned a calling to help plant churches and provide encouragement to pastors in the country of Turkey. Together with his wife Laura, Rich founded Turkish Connections International, and serves as the Executive Director. We are thankful for his many years of faithful service to the Lord and the Ocean View family.
Minister of Community and Global Outreach / Student Ministries
Jean Paul graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2011 and just completed his MDiv at Fuller Theological Seminary. Jean Paul served as an intern in our High School Ministry for two years. We're excited to announce he has accepted this new ministry position overseeing our church's mission in "Furthering His Kingdom," reaching out to our community and across the world with the hope and love of Christ.
Together with his wife Katie, a gifted musician, JP enjoys connecting with others, photography, surfing and spiritual formation.
David grew up at OVBC and has been on staff in the youth ministry for over 11 years. Since 2009, he has served along with his wife Julie leading the College Ministry (now 20-Somethings). David has a passion for discipleship, teaching, and seeing people grow in the Lord. He enjoys ice cream, reading books, theology, Spartan races, playing guitar, backpacking, and spending time with the love of his life, Julie, and their children. David has his BA in Biblical and Theological Studies from Biola University and is completing his MDiv at Golden Gate Theological Seminary in Spring of 2017.
Bobby is currently attending seminary at Liberty University and has a passion for the mission of the church. He is the most recent addition to our team and the new Stamps Foundation Intern. You will see Bobby involved with many aspects of Ocean View's ministries as he is trained for a future in ministry.
He is always in the mood for rich conversation so feel free to stop him and talk about the faith and life or Disneyland and the Beatles.
Kurtz graduated from Biola University in 2000, and has been serving in the music ministry at Ocean View since 1994. Kurtz directs our exuberant children's choir, which meets weekly and performs throughout the year. Kurtz also leads one of our worship bands.