About Matthew Spradlin: B.A. in Biblical Studies – The Masters’ College. Masters of Divinity and Ph.D – The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Before coming to Shoreline Baptist Church, Matt served as an associate pastor at Valley Baptist Church in Bakersfield, CA and Senior Pastor at Copper Springs Church in Clovis, CA. Matt and his wife Leanne have four children: Charity, Malachi, Evangeline, and Mercy. Pastor Matt’s greatest passions in ministry are personal evangelism and teaching the Bible verse-by-verse.
Dan and his wife Jacki were married in 1982 and they have two adult daughters, Danielle and Breanna. He began working at Shoreline Christian School in 1994 and has been serving on church staff since 2006. He is the director of Shoreline Sports Ministry and the founder of Shoreline Sports camps, as well as the athletic director of Shoreline Christian School. Dan also oversees the Children’s Ministry and seeks to guide families as they raise grow in the knowledge of the Lord. His interests include bicycling, walking, watching the Raiders struggle but watching the Lakers dominate, shopping at Target, and spending time with his family.
Sam currently serves as one of our associate pastors, and leader of the Young Adults Ministry. Prior to this he was Youth Pastor for nearly 11 years. He holds a BA in Philosophy & Christian Studies (that’s a double major) from California Baptist University, a Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics from BIOLA University and a Masters of Theological Studies from Golden Gate Seminary. He is currently beginning his dissertation work for his PhD in Philosophy of Religion at Claremont Graduate University, primarily looking at boredom and secularism. Aside from philosophy and theology his interests include, spending time with his wife Tiffany (married 10/11/14), history, comic books, humor, cultural engagement…oh, and C.S. Lewis and Doctor Who.
Sara studied Elementary Education and Bible at Biola University and has worked with children across the globe from Orange, CA to Italy to the Philippines. She loves to teach children and to see them grow to know Jesus and serve Him. Sara is passionate about building relationships with people and celebrating life every day! When not planning an event or adventuring with friends, Sara can probably be found riding her bike to Angels games and cruising around Old Town Orange where she lives with her best friend.
Brad currently serves as our Youth Director and oversees the spiritual growth and maturity of students in grades 6-12. He grew up at Shoreline and got saved when he was thirteen at youth camp in Northern California. He earned is Bachelor’s Degree in History from California State University, Fullerton. He plans to earn a Master of Divinity through The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s online program. He got married to his wife, Heidi, in July 2014. Aside from studying God’s word and dating his wife, his interests include Star Wars, hiking, ultimate frisbee, and spending time with friends.
Ken signed on as Church & School Administrator in July 2015. He has been a small business owner for almost 20 years. As a member of Shoreline since 2008 he has held positions on the Stewardship Committee, Men’s Ministry, Deacon Ministry, and Shoreline Sports. Ken and his wife Sabrina were married in 1983 and have 2 children together (who have given him 5 grandchildren in the last 5 years), 1 foster son, and multiple pseudo adopted children (including our own Pastor Sam). In addition, Ken grew up attending a local Christian elementary school in Orange County as did his children, Kenny and Kandyce. When not working on cars at Fox Auto Care, you may find Ken working and playing in Shoreline Sports leagues and spending time with his ever growing family.
Steven is our newest staff member, joining Shoreline in June 2016. He has felt the call to play, write and lead music since he was a teenager. Over the last 5 years he has written and/or recorded over 100 worship songs to bless the church. Steven is excited to bring these songs to Shoreline. Steven and Lauren have been married for 10 years, and are blessed with their son Eli and new daughter Ivy. Prayers for the future include returning to school in pursuit of a Master of Divinity, and releasing more music to bless others.