Barbara Schneider

First Elder

Barbara Schneider

First Elder

About Me

My name is Nathaniel Sevilla and I'm a pastor. Growing up, I never thought I'd be a pastor. In 2005, after graduating high school, I attended a 10-week colportuering program. One night, towards the end of the program, God called out to me to give my life to Him. I hesitated because I wasn’t sure what I was getting into but I decided to trust God. That night I surrendered my will, my life, and my future to God.  When I did, He called me to be a pastor.

After the program, I attended La Sierra University in Riverside, California and completed a Bachelors of Arts in Religious Studies/Pre-Seminary with a minor in Biblical Languages in 2009. Upon graduation, I was hired by the Southeastern California Conference and was sent to Andrews University Theological Seminary in Berrien Springs, Michigan, where I completed the Masters in Divinity Program with an Emphasis in New Testament Studies and Youth Ministry in 2012. I have been in full-time ministry ever since.

If I had to choose one bible verse that encapsulates God’s call in my life it is found in Psalm 40:2, “He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.” God has done some amazing things in my life. I believe God wants to pull all humanity out of our individual pits and the ultimate pit of sin if we would let Him place our feet secure upon the Rock that is higher than anything this world has to offer (Psalm 61:2). This rock is Jesus (Matthew 16:18, 1Peter 2:6-7) and He is willing and wanting to make us into the best version He created us to be in this world in order to expand His Kingdom, well prepared for His Second Coming (Matthew 7:24-25, Revelation 14:3).

When I'm not working, I enjoy reading books on theology, journaling, playing basketball and badminton, running, and swimming, eating Thai food with my wife, and going on hikes with my wife and my son Joash.

This is my family

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