Benjie was born and raised in the south as a preacher's kid. He went to Adventist schools through his college years where he graduated from Southern Adventist Univerity. This is where he met his lovely wife, Kartini. Benjie and Kartini have served in Washington, Colorado, Maryland, West Virginia, and now California. God has blessed in their lives and ministry, and they feel called to create a space where people feel they are loved--safe to learn and grow in faith with an awesome God. "We want people to feel loved and connected to a community of believers who want to share in the Grace of Jesus."
Josue was born and raised in LA. The son of immigrant parents, he is forever indebted to them for the sacrifices they made and the opportunities they created for him to succeed in life. As a pastor, Josue is passionate about doing life together with others and feels called to journey with people as they discover the way of Jesus. Josue doesn't have all the answers but is always willing to wrestle with new ideas and explore the tension in life. He also enjoys reading anything written by Malcolm Gladwell, going to the gym, playing soccer, strumming his guitar and spending time with friends.
Doug and Sherry have been members of the Modesto Central church for over 42 years. Serving as the head elder for the past 13 years, Doug shares his passion for the church in many different ways. Doug loves to cycle. However, sharing Jesus with others is his number one goal.
Teresa and her husband John have been in Modesto going on two years. She is passionate about Jesus and wants everyone to know more about him. MC is blessed to have her.
Lufreta has been a faithful member of Modesto Central for a long time and helps manage the church finances.