Galen’s passion is to help people meet Jesus and accomplish God’s mission of reaching the world for Christ. He grew up in Dinuba, California where Jesus became his forgiver and leader. He was baptized and grew in his walk with God in the Kingsburg MB Church. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois, where he met his wife Linda. He is also a graduate of Fresno Pacific University and Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary. Galen and Linda served three terms in Bogota and Medellin, Colombia with MB Mission where they were involved in church planting. They were part of the missionary team that started the Community of Peace Church in Bogota.
Before taking on his current role, Galen pastored at Neighborhood Church in Visalia (California) as an Associate Pastor in Adult Ministries and in Community and World Outreach. Galen and Linda enjoy hiking and hosting others in their home for meals and playing pool. They also enjoy their three grandsons who love life. Galen and Linda have three adult children.
Galen enjoys helping churches and individuals find their place in God's work of global mission. The following verses in 2 Peter 1: 3-4 describe his heart for the Church: “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”
Home Church: Mountain View Community Church, Fresno, CA 93727