Take me to your leader...

  • My call to full time ministry came while I was counseling at Mount Hermon at the age of 20. Attending Biola University and then Western Seminary confirmed in me my desire to shepherd God's people. I have been blessed with an incredible wife to journey with me and two awesome children who have provided much laughter and joy on our adventure as a family. In September of 2003, I became the pastor of Bernal Bible Church after spending 9 years as a youth pastor in Morgan Hill. It is my joy and passion to exhort and encourage you to mature in Christ Jesus. Paul says, "For I am determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified."  To this end, I desire for all those who come to Bernal to grow spiritually and discover the joy of living in Christ.

  • I began serving in the local church while leading a men's group...and eventually men's ministry at the church I was attending. During that season I also ventured-out on my first mission trip. It was during that time Jesus made it clear he was calling me to serve as a pastor in order to teach His word, encourage and care for his people, and stir them to connect in local and global community. I also thrive on encouraging fellow pastors - which is why I love the supporting role I have here at Bernal Church. 

    Missions, outreach and community are essential to the health of the church...they are also indicators of the (spiritual) health of a church.

    My wife Kimberly and I founded Arukah Global - an organization that parters with other ministries in Ethiopia. One of our greatest joys in life is training and bringing teams from all walks of life with us to serve in such an amazing country. 

  • Jeff O'Harra


  • Tim McBride