Pastor Jamie was born in Bakersfield and raised in the Kern River Valley. After high school he raced motorcycles professionally while attending Junior College and later California Baptist University. There he received a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology and a Master's Degree in Business. After giving his life to Christ as a freshman in High School his desire became sharing the hope and joy found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He has a passion for missions and reaching the youth of our valley with the gospel. He married Erin in 2010 and they have three children, Eden, Ryker, and Amity. He is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity through The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.