A Church Home


Hello! My name is Pastor Steve. I’ve been married to Marty since 1984 and we have two grown sons. I graduated from Biola University and Talbot Seminary. I grew up in a church in Orange County and eventually worked there as a youth pastor until we left as missionaries with SIM International in West Africa. Three years later we moved to the desert. I have been a member of six different churches in the US. I had bad experiences in three of the six.  When I look back I can see I grew spiritually in all six! Jesus can work wonders with imperfect people in imperfect churches if we go where He leads us and get out if he leads us! In Africa I attended a different church every week to get to know the churches. After a couple years of that I felt so spiritually dry! I realized that church hopping does not have the power of a church home. Paul prayed that: “God will enable you to live a life worthy of his call.”  That prayer will not be answered without finding a church home. The Bible says “Jesus makes the whole body fit together perfectly.” Have faith that Jesus has the perfect imperfect church for you!  We hope it is JPL!

Pastor Steve & Marty Sorensen

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