Welcome to neighborhood

Krista and I believe in our church's calling: Loving God and Loving People.  We do this with our dedicated staff and amazing church body.  Our desire is to see Jesus' best for all who call upon Him and to see Christ lifted up in our community.  

-Pastor Jake

staff/Ministry team

  • Jake Evangelist Lead Pastor


    Yes, Evangelist is his real last name! Pastor Jake's heart beats for God's word. His humorous and witty teaching style brings a creative life applicable message for the young and older audience.  

    Pastor Jake has been in full time ministry for over 20 years, beginning as a youth pastor at his home church in Imperial, California.  After serving youth for 17 years, he was hired as the Lead Pastor here at Neighborhood in July of 2012.  Jake and his wife Krista have been happily married since 1999. They have 3 amazing boys Carson, Landen, and Mason.

    Pastor has 3 passions . . . Faith, Family, and Football.  Coaching football continues to be a highlight of his ministry to students in Bishop.  He enjoys spending time on the golf course, hiking, and is attempting to become a fly fishermen.

  • KRista Evangelist  Admin/women's ministry 


    Krista is a woman anointed by the Lord for services.  Krista has been involved in all facets of church ministry from an early age.  She taught Sunday School, worked with kids at Sidewalk Sunday School, and became youth pastors with Pastor Jake.  She was on staff and later became the Director of It's a Small World Preschool at Faith Assembly.  After teaching in the preschool for many years, Krista began teaching younger grades at Faith Academy. 

    Krista currently works in the office as Office Manager as well as assisting in many other capacities of the church. She has a love for children's ministry, has a heart for single moms, and it's her desire to see women grow in their gifts.    

    Her boys are her world and watching them grow is her greatest joy.  She loves to be involved with her two older boys in sports and 4H.  Both Krista and Jake share the joy of their Mighty Mason.  Mason is a true miracle of God.  Krista can't get enough good coffee, enjoys spending time with her amazing husband and loves to travel overseas.     

  • Britney Clair Rooted Kids Ministry



    If you're looking for someone to love your kids then looking no further than Britney.  She puts her heart and soul into teaching our kids about Jesus.  Each Sunday she goes the extra mile to see that each child feels welcomed to Rooted Kids Ministry.  

    Britney is a local of Bishop along with her husband and High School sweetheart Matthew.  Matthew and Britney are parents to a beautiful baby girl Emery.  While Britney is loving on your kids you'll find Matthew sharing the love of Jesus to people through his concrete business.  Matthew also serves Neighborhood as a board member.  They both enjoy the outdoors, time on their boat, and hanging out with friends and family.

    Britney also is an amazing writer along with sister through their blog sincerlysisters.com. She's a talented decorator and photographer.       

  • Michael and Vela Bowers Sierra Classics

    Michael and Vela are new to leading our Sierra Classics but they're not new ministry.  Having in been in the church for many years, they've experienced God's blessing here at Neighborhood.   Their heart is to minister to all ages but have a special desire to serve Lord through giving to our "seasoned" group at Neighborhood.   

  • Jeanette bates Church caretaker


    Jeanette currently serves as the Church Caretaker. She was born and raised here in Bishop. She loves fishing, hiking, and running after her 5 amazing kids with her husband Joe.  She has a heart for helping women overcome trauma in life, and has a ministry desire of opening a Christian home for abused women.

  • Shirley Ramirez Christian Counselor/

    Life Coach


    Shirley a retired California Public Education Teacher. During her career, she's worked with grades two through twelve. The last twelve years was with Special Education sixth through eighth grade.

    She has taught Bible classes for over twenty-five years. It has been her privilege to teach children, teens, college age, and adults.

    Shirley's passion is for helping hurting people find ways to reach their full potential. As a Counselor and Life Coach, she's worked with individuals or small groups helping them to break the habits or hangups that keep them in bondage. Her prayer is they will experience what she feels God wants for each of us; to live happy, joyous and free.

  • joe seitz, matthew clair, steve gunnoe, and frank Carr  Board members

    The board at Neighborhood lead with integrity and seek to serve God with passionate hearts.  Their goal is to see a healthy, authentic church directed by the Holy Spirit and God's word.