T.J. & Lindsey Gibson, Youth Pastor
Being a part of Sierra Reach Ministries has been an honor that could have only come through Gods grace! My beautiful wife Lindsey and I have been married for 11 years and have two amazing sons, Jed and Trever. Lindsey has a collection of talent in the art industry besides being an amazing mother to our children and is a huge part of the man I am today. God comes first in my life but my family is definitely a close second. My favorite scripture is Psalms 37:3-4:
“Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.”
God is a faithful God and true to His promises!
I grew up in Auburn California under a strong Christ centered family. I was Homeschooled into my junior year and then finished my education at Colfax High. From there I served in the Marine Corp from 2002 to 2006 shortly after 9/11. My earlier years of marriage I worked odd jobs until 2009 at which point I felt a calling to attend William Jessup University in which I received a BA in Bible theology. While these may be qualifiers that allude to why I am where I am today, they are merely the tools that God used to mold me into what he desired for my life. I have had my struggles along the way trying to understand the injustice of our world. My heart has been broken through them but ultimately restored knowing that Jesus sees all of it and is faithful to complete all the promises He has made to us and will one day make the world right again.
Being a Youth pastor is new for me but has been one of the many desired ministries I have considered along the way. I have a desire to not only share God’s love with our youth but be able to reveal the truth of His Spirit bearing witness with our spirit; a focus of knowing how to live every moment of our day being directed by Him. This can only come through a close intimate relationship through knowing Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, being grounded in His word and having a strong prayer life. When we are walking in the grace God bestows on us then we are able to pour out on others. It is not just a goal of mine to reach our youth but to equip them to reach the world!