Our Pastor

Pastors Forrest & Christina Beiser

Raised in a minister’s home in Santa Cruz, California, Forrest graduated Bethany University (formerly Glad Tidings Bible Institute – founded/housed here in SF on our current campus). It was there that he met Christina, his wife. He then continued his education at Wheaton Graduate School near Chicago. Christina, a San Francisco native, spent 2 ½ years at Bethany before transferring to Fresno State. In addition to being a devoted wife and mother, Christina uses her gifts at GT in coordination of small groups, counseling, & organizing fund raising for under resourced groups and people.

After Forrest and Christina served on the staff of Vallejo’s Church on the Hill, they invested 6 ½ years as foreign missionaries in Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), West Africa. They primarily supported refugees displaced by the Liberian Civil War. During this time they were also instrumental in planting 5 churches, training new believers, establishing relief ministries, as well as founding a Christian School.

In 1994 Forrest and Christina moved home to San Francisco.

Their favorites:

  • Just being in SF [they call it the most beautiful city in the world]

  • Walks on SF’s great beaches or Golden Gate Park

  • Discovering new restaurants for great food

  • Movies [both of us love PBS “period movies”]

  • Time with family and friends.

Forrest & Christina have a style that is open, caring, & passionate. In their work in SF they are committed to:

  • Calling people to life

  • Sharing the message that GOD loves you no matter what

  • A pursuit of GOD that leads us into our best life

  • Establishing an enduring, powerful, & encouraging church

Together GT is learning how to find relevant ways to make a difference in SF by living the “life to the fullest” Jesus spoke about in John 10:10.

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"...to whom much is given, much is required..." - Luke 12:48

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