JoshHeadshot 2.jpg

Rev. Dr. Josh FitzpatrickLead Pastor

Josh recently relocated from Dallas, TX to Bakersfield, CA with his wife, Megan, and their two daughters, Emily and Juliette.  Josh was born and raised in Redding, CA.  He met Megan while earning his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy/Theology from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego.  He also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry in Missional Church Leadership from Southern Methodist University's Perkins School of Theology.  While they loved their six years as Texans, Josh and Megan are thrilled to be back in CA where all of their family resides.


Kate Wallace NunneleyAssociate Pastor

Kate is the Co-Founder of The Junia Project and an adjunct professor in political science.  A committed Christian and millennial feminist, Kate enjoys writing and speaking on the intersection of politics, religion and gender.  Her favorite theologian is Gilbert Bilezikian.  She holds a Master of Science degree from London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts from Azusa Pacific University.  Kate is currently working on her Master of Divinity degree through APU as well.   


Leif Wallace NunneleyAssociate Pastor

Leif is a Bakersfield native who is intrigued by all things theology.  He loves the local church and is passionate about discipleship.  Leif holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Anderson University and a Master of Science in a College Counseling and Student Development from Azusa Pacific University.

Curtis Profile.jpg

Curtis Nemetz - Worship Director

After becoming a Christian in college (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo) Curtis began playing piano on the worship teams for Campus Crusade for Christ and Calvary Chapel SLO.  It was there that he met his wife, Vali, and received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.  Curtis and Vali moved to Bakersfield where he joined the worship team at Laurelglen Bible Church while pursuing a Master of Science in Counseling from CSUB. Curtis and Vali now have four children.  He loves leading people into praise and worship through music, and particularly loves seeing the passion for music and for Christ grow in his own children.