Pastor Jason came on staff at FFC in 2022 as the Serve Pastor and now serves as Lead Pastor since 2023. He and his best friend, Shelly, were married in 1998, next to the Bass Lake shore at Ducey's, and are grateful for their two sons. Jason has a BA in Christian Ministry from Northwest Nazarene University, and an AS in Public Fire Service from Rancho Santiago Community College. Before coming to Fresno First, Jason spent 5 years as a Lead Pastor in Clovis, CA, and has also served as Executive Pastor and Compassionate Ministries Director in Tehachapi, CA. Jason has served at camps, led short term missions trips, has planted a church, and spoken at leadership conferences. His passion is to invest in our community and to share the tangible love of Christ to everyone by developing authentic relationships. Jason enjoys teaching God's Word, and living it out within the community in creative ways to reach those that need Christ most. Prior to ministry, Jason served as a firefighter at the City of Vernon, CA, located in the Southern California Basin, for over 2 decades. Jason is also a motorcycle enthusiast and enjoys riding his motorcycle daily.
Senior Adult Pastor
Pastor Steve is an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene, and has ministered as a Chaplain at the VA here in Fresno for over 5 years. His wife, Anita, is a public notary and owns the Rabbit and Quill Document Signing service here in Fresno. They have been married for 44 years, and have been blessed with two great children, their spouses, and now 6 beautiful grandchildren. More than anything, Steve and Anita want their children and grandchildren to meet, know, and grow in Jesus.
Heather has attended Fresno First Church of the Nazarene her whole life and is a fourth generation volunteer with the Children’s Department. She is married to her creative husband, Ed and they have one delightful son, Benjamin. Heather has her Master’s Degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders and works as a Speech Language Pathologist in a local school district. Heather believes that children learn best through play. Her ministry mission is to share the joy that comes from God’s amazing love with every child that she has the opportunity to interact with.