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Krista and I believe in our church's calling: Loving God and Loving People.  We do this with our dedicated ministry team, 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

  • 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/refined women's ministry 

    krista@neighborhoodag.com

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    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.     

  • Tori boyd The Wave Student Ministries/Social Media & blogs

    tboyd2c57@gmail.com

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    Tori loves  her Jesus!  Her dangerous faith is contagious and she loves to preach God's word.  Her passion for Christ has called her towards ministering to our students.  With the challenge of mentoring our teens in today's world Tori vision is to see students living out their faith for Jesus.  Tori  is a talented writer with her own blog called Hope Restored.  She loves being a Mom to Maci and Cole and being a CrossFit coach.  Working in the medical field Tori as an Orthopedic Assistant is constantly serving others too wholeness.  

  • Britney Clair Rooted Kid's Ministry

    Britney_Clair@aol.com

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    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.       

  • RIKKI PARENT  LITTLE SPROUTS  NURSERY

    Babies and toddlers we have plenty here at Neighborhood Church.  We have the best to lead our nursery team, and that's Rikki!   With kids being an important area of our ministry.  Rikki loves each of the babies and toddlers who are with us each Sunday morning.   Mom’s, Dad’s too…but if you’re nervous about leaving your little one we understand.  But, know this…Nikki and her team are great and will take good care of them.     


    Rikki was raised right here in good ol' Bishop.  Rikki has been a lover of God throughout her entire life. She is a mother of three beautiful children and married to a wonderful man, Shane.  Rikki has worked in medical offices during and before graduating High School.  She is currently working for the California Highway Patrol. She's modest with her God-given talent but she is an amazing lifestyle photographer. 

  • Clay boyd Renegades men's ministry

    clay.boyd77@gmail.com

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    You can't get anymore of a local boy then Clay Boyd.  Being born and raised in Bishop, Clay knows all about the draw of living in an outdoorsman's paradise.  Clay not only loves outdoors but loves bringing men closer to Jesus.  Clay and his wife Tori have two kids Maci and Cole.  Clay works for Los Angeles Department of Water and Power as a Hydrographer.    

  • dr. Shirley Ramirez, PHD Christian Counselor/

    Life Coach


    sjramirez5547@gmail.com


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    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.

  • Patrick Thompson Worship team

    patrick.alan.thompson@gmail.com

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    Neighborhood has been Patrick's home church since he was young boy.  Patrick is a multi-talented person with the gift in speaking/teaching, musicianship, singing, and professional acting.  Patrick is one of three co-worship leaders here at Neighborhood Church.  Patrick with his wife Greta, daughter Arissa also served as missionaries for a couple of years overseas with YWAM (Youth with a Mission).  Patrick has served as the Children's Pastor here at Neighborhood and has done numerous children's ministry events in the Owen's Valley.   Patrick also a talent actor, performing biblical characters that are entertaining and effective ministry outreach.  He currently teaches at Church on the Mountain's private school to elementary age students.  His wife is also fantastic teacher at Bishop Union High School in the English department.  Patrick also enjoys the outdoors, fencing, and  spending time with his family.  

  • marlana Seitz worship team

    jmseitz@live.com

    Marlana has years of unique ministry experience because she's a Pastor's kid.  While growing up in her parent's successful church in the Oregon District, she brings a current and progressive style of worship.  Marlana will bless you with her amazing voice but she also loves to minister to women of our church and the community.  Her and husband Joe have two kids Olivia and Trace.  Marlana manages Looney Bean Coffee Company here in Bishop, she thrives being around the local of people Bishop and leads her team with passion.   She enjoys spending time with her family camping, hiking, and taking rides into the mountains.           

  • Suzanne ketcham church life/Church Connections

    s.ketcham@yahoo.com

    Suzanne has been a faithful member of Neighborhood for over 20 plus years.  She oversees our ChurchLife ministry she organizes our fellowship events, dinners, and other church functions.  She also oversees our Connection Ministry which is our greeters, welcome center, and ushers.  Suzanne is a Mom of two grown sons Jake and Bryce, and a daughter Kira.  She has many years of experience in retail and is currently working at the local Smart and Final.  Suzanne loves Jesus with all of heart and faithfully volunteers herself to make Neighborhood Church great!    

  • Sara Turner church Connections

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    Sara is also local girl here from Bishop.  Sara helps with our ChurchLife ministries and serves as a team member of our Church Host Team.  Sara serves Jesus with her whole heart, and does her ministry with passion.   She manages the popular home decor store Ann Marie's here in town.  Sara enjoys spending here free time with her husband Tim, family, and loving on their dogs.      

  • Connie Morrison Church Connections

    mocon1@suddenlink.net

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    If you enjoying hiking and outdoor adventures then Connie is the person you need to connect with.  She works for Wilderness and Backcountry Adventure locally here in Bishop.  If Connie isn't guiding group in the Sierras then she's enjoying spending time with her family, and her husband Steve.  Connie leads our Church Hosting Team for Sunday mornings.  She's behind the scenes making sure our lobby is welcoming for all those who come to enjoy some refreshments and fellowship.   

  • Verna Sisk Growth Track/Spiritual Development

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    Verna is a retired early childhood development supervisor for Inyo County Pre-Schools.  Verna has years of teaching students, training teachers statewide, writing published curriculum, and developed systems for early childhood programs.  She is a gifted writer with charm, humor, and anointing that connects you to Jesus and the rollercoaster of life.  Verna has been attending Neighborhood for many years.  As a gifted educator Verna has developed our GrowthTrack ministry, which takes new believers and new members through a discipleship program.            

  • eddie Gonzalez Church Projects

    eddygonzales4@gmail.com

    Eddie rededicated his life to Jesus in 2016 joining Neighborhood Church shortly thereafter.  Moving from Oxnard, California to Bishop, Eddie has a deep knowledge and experience in hands on work.  From construction, to managing housing complexes, to varies of handyman work Eddie knows a little about everything.   If he's not working on a church project then you can find him donating his time to our community through various organizations.  Eddie and his wife Deena are wonderful people who purposely look for ways to bless you.  If they see the need they're there, or if they see an opportunity to just bless they're going to take it!      

  • joe seitz, matthew clair, steve gunnoe, STeve felkel, frank Carr  Board/ELDer 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.