Meet Our Leadership
Pastor David Palmer - Teaching and Vision
Pastor David grew up in the San Francisco East Bay and moved to the Coachella Valley in 1993. It was here he met the love of his life, Laura. David is the proud daddy of six children—Amber, Isaiah, Jaden, Mikayla, Ariah, and Madison. David has been in gospel ministry for over 20 years, starting out in junior high youth ministry, as well as having the privilege of being a senior pastor. David graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Master of Arts in Religion from Reformed Theological Seminary. David’s passions are teaching God’s Word, sharing His faith with others, playing guitar and piano, reading theology books, and spending time with his family.
Nathan Stiff - Worship and Arts
Nathan grew up in both California and Ecuador, South America. His parents have served the country of Ecuador for over 20 years. After 5 years of living in Ecuador, Nathan returned to the Coachella Valley. A few years later, Nathan met his wife Jonna, and they now live in La Quinta with their little daugther Saide and their two neurotic dogs. Nathan lead high school ministry for 4 years, and Nathan has led corporate worship for 8 years. Nathan has a heart to see the glorious gospel of Jesus clearly communicated through song. Nathan loves to write songs that teach the truth of the word of God and point people to the cross of Christ. Nathan's passions are singing the gospel, playing guitar, singing to his daughter, laughing with his wife, photography, golf, design, and buying things on Amazon...
Kirk Scott - Life Groups
Kirk grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan before our gracious Heavenly Father saved him when he was 19 and called him to Southern California. Kirk specifically moved to attend Biola University where he graduated from in 1998. While at Biola, Kirk met the love of his life, Debbee, who he married in the year 2000. The Scott's have lived in the Coachella Valley ever since and have been blessed with 4 amazing boys Aidan, Brogan, Cashton and Daxson. Kirk and Debbee both help lead Desert Christian Academy in Bermuda Dunes where Kirk is the Chaplain and Debbee is the Assistant Head of School. Kirk has been involved in youth ministry for over 17 years. He received a Master's degree in Fath-Based Educational Leadership from California Baptist University in 2006. Kirk also serves the global church of the Coachella Valley by helping lead the LOVmovement, which is the local network of churches, where his main responsibility is to direct the network of youth ministers in the Valley. Kirk loves sharing and growing in the true gospel of Jesus Christ and is passionate about building communities deeply rooted in the gospel.