About

Pastoral Team

Noel Musicha

PASTOR / ELDER
I am an immigrant from Malawi, South East Africa. I was born and raised there and moved to the United States for college when I was 21.  I am a former professional soccer player and former member of the Malawi National Team. I have a degree in biblical studies and a Masters in Public Administration. I am married to my ministry partner in crime Melissa and together we have 3 children- Zarra Freedom, Theophilus Mandela, and Israel Noelle.

Jere Lester

PASTOR / ELDER
I was born a troublemaker and spent most of my life in the Bay Area.  After I found Jesus at the age of 19, He began to channel that same troublemaking spirit into good fights- for the sake of His kingdom, and on behalf of those who cannot fight for themselves.  Initially, that is what drew myself and my bride of 14 years, Noelle, to Ebenezer as a church: that our faith community would revolve around following Jesus in serving our community and specifically the less fortunate.  So this past February, after 14 years of pastoring up in the Bay, our family (Eva, Silas, and Myka) packed up our stuff and began this whole adventure.  Along the way the Lord continues to humble us with His goodness, as well as to give us good fights to be a part of.

Ruby Tovar-Morin

PASTOR / ELDER
I am an American by birth with an immigrant heart. After high school, I found myself seeking more of what it meant to have a personal relationship with God, not just knowing about God and the bible that in 2005 the relationship I was seeking actually found me. I was baptized accepting Jesus Christ into my life that same year. I have always been drawn to peoples stories, serving and protecting the marginalized, the grieving, and all the ones that have been wounded. To see healing occur in families, in communities, and systemically is part of what has drawn me to Ebenezer and why I humbly said yes to God’s invitation here. I yearn to see goodness shown in acts and in words everyday from person to person. I have a heart for shepherding, for walking alongside people in their grief and joy, and for sharing the good news of salvation. I have a B.A. in Psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University and a Masters in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy fro Cal Lutheran University. I am part of a wonderful team of therapists at The Soul Care House. I am fluent in Spanish and a part of a big Mexican and Honduran family. I just got married this past February and am closely journeying this path in a posture of surrender with my husband, John. My hope and prayer in becoming a pastor, being a part of Ebenezer, and more specifically the Linda Vista Community is that there be a type of heavenly healing that rescues, restores, and redeems the brokenness in the lives of many. And, that many lives come to hear of a true King that loves us and saves us because we are His sons and daughters.

PASTORAL FAMILIES

Melissa Musicha

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Noelle Lester

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John Morin

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Rachel Ruiz

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LEADERSHIP TEAM

Arthur Stewart

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Humphrey Mahowa

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Stacie Bishop

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Carly Hren

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Oscar Zebron

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Ally Zebron

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Robert Ruiz

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Debra Ruiz

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Nadia Arambula

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Jessica Hawley

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Trevor Bishop

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Our Vision

To create a living metaphor of how an immigrant, under-resourced, and often exploited community can come to life when engaged by the selfless followers of Jesus.

Our Mission

Engaging Linda Vista to reach the nations for Jesus.

Our Values

Relocation (John 1:14)
Redistribution (Leviticus 25)
Reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18)

Core Doctrine

Sovereignty of God
Lordship of Jesus
Authority of Scripture

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