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.
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.