lead pastor, ELDER
Pastor Mark Scialabba was actually born in Texas but grew up in Northern California. After finishing his undergraduate work at Long Beach State University, he moved to the San Fernando Valley to attend the Master’s Seminary where he graduated in 2008. Mark is married to his best friend, Angela, and they have three daughters together.
Originally, Mark wanted to be involved in the film industry, but after being saved in his college years he devoted his life to Christ and to the ministry of the church. He comes to us from Grace Community Church of Long Beach where he served as the intern pastor and then the associate pastor. Mark has worked with children and young adults since his conversion. His true joy is teaching and preaching God’s Word and seeing lives changed by the Word of Truth.
Pastor Spencer Carpenter grew up in the coastal town of Cambria, California. After being saved in his early teens at a summer Christian camp, he had a passion to know and to teach the Bible, especially to the youth in the church. This passion led him to attend the Master’s University in Santa Clarita, graduating from there in 2011 with a B.A. in Christian Theology & Apologetics. After this, he became a member at Grace Baptist Church in Santa Clarita, where he served in various adult and youth ministries as a layperson and intern.
Spencer’s continuing desire to be equipped for the work of the ministry then led him to attend the Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, where he graduated with a Master’s of Divinity degree in 2018. Spencer was called to be the youth pastor at Congregational Bible Church of Shafter in the summer of 2018. His driving desire is to minister the Word of God to the youth with purpose and care, shepherding young Christ-followers to mature into devoted, committed, and serving adult Christians (Matthew 28:19-20).