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

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…

Pastor Deron Matson

Deron grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and graduated from Olivet Nazarene University. He moved to San Diego to further his studies at Point Loma Nazarene University. He was ordained on the Southern California District and has served in churches in Washington, DC and San Diego. He has a passion for serving God in Urban contexts.…

Caren Sanford

Caren has come to express her faith most fully in service-oriented ministry, which has led Caren to pouring herself into food ministries at Living Water. She manages our food distribution on Fridays and organizes our after-worship meals on Sundays. She has been a tremendous gift to the community, always willing to go the extra mile…

Danny McCray

When my wife and I moved in this area we were driving down the street, and we noticed a church with a sign that read Living Water Church of the Nazarene. The Living Water is what attracted me to the church.  I believe that God has called me to be a vessel of God’s Living…

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…

Sam Cheung

Sam is a Locally Licensed Minister at Living Water and is exploring a call to vocational pastoral ministry. He will graduate from Point Loma Nazarene University Spring of 2022 with a degree in Computer Science.Sam hopes to serve the church in whatever way he can in between school, leading Homeless Ministries at PLNU, computer science…

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…

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…

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…

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…