Matt and his wife Kim are excited to be a part of what God is doing at Shoreline. Matt completed a Bachelor of Music degree from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL in 2006 and has been leading worship in some capacity for the past 12 years. With a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy he practices as a Marriage Family Therapist Intern at Pacific Coast Psychological Associates in Fullerton working with adults, children, and families. You can learn more about Matt at www.newmyercounseling.com . In his free time, Matt enjoys surfing, soccer, Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu, and cheering for the Detroit Lions.
Married to Matt since January 30, 2010 Kim has over ten years of experience in working with children. The last 4 years she had the privilege of working at Forever kids with Tony & Kathy Salerno, creators of "Bullfrogs and Butterflies" and "Music Machine" where she helped write and develop curriculum, music, and events for kids, families, schools, and churches. Kim holds a degree in Psychology from BIOLA University. She loves family, music, dancing, ice cream, board games, of course, kids!
Ed. D. Institutional Management Education
Administration, Pepperdine University, 2000
MA Education Administration,
Azusa Pacific University, 1994
BA Communications, Southern California College, 1986
Dr. Rogers comes to Shoreline with an extensive background in schools and churches. He has worked in a variety of school settings for over 20 years as a teacher, coach, and administrator while also teaching in graduate education programs for Pepperdine and other universities supervising and training more than one thousand teacher candidates. As a Pastor, Dr. Rogers has served in a variety of roles including youth ministry, worship, and small groups while also teaching his Next Level Parenting and Next Level Living conferences as well. His most recent venture saw him serve as the Campus Pastor for a satellite campus in Irvine for Georgia based Free Chapel Worship Center. Under Dr. Rogers' leadership the church grew from an average weekly attendance of just over one hundred to over two thousand in just over two years. As a Small Group Pastor he instituted Free Chapel Georgia's first ever Small Groups ministry growing that ministry to just over 2000 active Small Group members while also serving as the President of the Free Chapel Bible College. Dr. Rogers is also the author of two books, Next Level Living and Next Level Parenting that can be found in Christian Bookstores nation-wide. Rich resides in Costa Mesa with his wife of 18 years Theresa, and four daughters: Lexi- 16, Rachel-14, Mackenzie-12, and Skylar-6.
Paster Rico Almiranez
Rico is very blessed to work with Shoreline ministering to members and reaching out to others. Married to beautiful Lety since 1985 and blessed with four talented children. Jericho's married to Jessika, both graduated from BIOLA and are actively involved in Cypress Church. Ryan Joel is a guitarist in the Pilipino church and a college student attending Cal State Long Beach. Danelle is a freshman at Ocean View playing Varsity basketball. Erica Grace is at Shoreline middle school playing basketball, and volleyball. Pilipino Church meets at Shoreline Cafe every Sunday 10:30am. Rico also works as a Chaplain in Gerinet Healthcare a Hospice company in Orange County. He holds a Doctor of Theology from Asia Baptist Graduate Theological Seminary, Baguio Philippines. He has been pastor of Filipino churches for 27 years.
Sam currently serves as our Young Adults Director and was the Youth Director for nearly 8 years, the last 3 of which have been here at Shoreline Baptist Church. He holds a BA in Christian Studies from California Baptist University, an MA in Christian Apologetics from Biola University and is finishing his Masters of Theological Studies from Golden Gate Seminary in January. He will be starting his PhD in Philosophy of Religion at Claremont Graduate University in the Spring of 2011. Aside from philosophy and theology his interests include history, comic books, humor, cultural engagement...oh, and C.S. Lewis.
Pastor Dan Willard
Dan has been married to Jacki for twenty nine years and they have two adult daughters, Danielle and Breanna. Dan has been serving at Shoreline Christian School for eighteen years and has been a part of the church staff for seven years. He is the director of Shoreline Sports leagues and the founder of Shoreline Sports camps, and is also the athletic director of Shoreline Christian School. His interests include bicycling, walking, watching the Raiders struggle but watching the Lakers dominate, shopping at Target, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Guy Grimes
Guy has been married to Roxanna for twenty five years and they have two adult children, Gabrielle and Greyson. In addition to serving as the lead pastor at Shoreline, Guy teaches New Testament Survey and Foundations for Lasting Relationships at California Baptist University in Riverside. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Marriage & Family Counseling and a Doctorate of Ministry Degree. His hobbies include tennis, surfing, hunting and fishing.