A new work of God in San Diego's East Village

Church Plant Team

Pastor Chris Nafis

Pastor Chris grew up in Chino, CA and experienced a call to ministry while attending high school camp on Catalina Island.  Pursuing that call led him to Azusa Pacific University, then Duke Divinity School, and ultimately San Diego, where he served as the Associate Pastor at Southeast Church of the Nazarene for five years before…

Justina Kimball

Justina is a District Licensed Minister at Living Water Church of the Nazarene and serves as a clinical counselor at La Jolla Recovery. She has n M.A. in Clinical Counseling from Point Loma Nazarene University and is an incredible member of our church community. She grew up in Newbury Park, CA and didn’t come to know…

Rachel

Rachel grew up actively involved in church in Spring Lake, Michigan and studied nursing at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids.  She moved to San Diego shortly after marrying Pastor Chris in 2010, and she works as an Emergency Department nurse at Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista.  She is also the founding owner of…

Josh

Josh grew up in California going to church since he was born. A little more than 20 years later he has a passion for making the Church a place where God’s love is made reality and lives are changed. He has an M.A. in Clinical Counseling from Point Loma Nazarene University and uses his gifts and skills to serve children, particularly, who struggle…

Kurt

Kurt was born in Newport Beach, California, and lived in Orange County until his family relocated to the Indianapolis area in 2002. He returned to southern California to attend Point Loma Nazarene University and, subsequently, graduate school at UCSD. He currently works at TKJ Structural Engineering in Scripps Ranch. He has been attending Mid-City Church…

Kristen

Kristen grew up in Fresno, CA and moved to San Diego to get her degree in nursing at Point Loma Nazarene University where she met her husband Kurt Kellogg. She now works at SHARP Grossmont Hospital as a progressive care unit nurse.  Kristen is currently studying at APU to become a family nurse practitioner. She…

Mark

Mark was born in Phoenix, Arizona, but he grew up attending a Baptist church in Kentucky.  He had a life-changing encounter with God in 1977 when he was hit by a car.  Mark first experienced homelessness in 1986, and he has been on and off of the streets ever since.  He has lived in and around San Diego’s East Village since 2004,…

Mikayla

Mikayla grew up attending church in Fresno, CA and made her way down to San Diego to attend Point Loma Nazarene University, where she played soccer.  She has since graduated from PLNU and is in the last stages of earning her teaching credential.  Mikayla has developed a love for the East Village community, where she…

Vincent

Vincent grew up in San Diego attending our mother church, Southeast Church of the Nazarene.  He comes from a musical family and plays several instruments including the violin and ukulele.  He graduated from Monarch High School in 2015 and currently attends San Diego City College where he is hoping to work toward a career in…

Christopher

Christopher was born in Miami, Florida and grew up attending Catholic School.  He first moved to California in 1996 after his mother died, and he became a follower of Christ in 1998 at which point he became active in ministry.  Christopher spent much of his career working in retail, and also spent time working for…