1. Juan Sarmiento serves as Executive Presbyter of The San Fernando Presbytery. He has been in pastoral ministry and nonprofit leadership for more than 25 years. With the Presbyterian Mission Agency in Louisville, KY, and other organizations, Juan has helped strengthen community outreach and leadership development efforts in four continents. His formal education includes Columbia, Louisville, San Francisco, and Fuller Theological Seminaries. Juan is originally from Venezuela and ordained in Brazil. Both his wife Maricela, and their son Jonathan were born in the Los Angeles area.
2. Matt Pearson is the Campus & Teaching Pastor at The Church at West Franklin. He previously served as pastor of the First Baptist Church in El Dorado, AR (2012-2014), Wynne Baptist Church in Wynne, AR (2005-2012), and Friendship Baptist Church in Amite, LA (2001-2005). Prior to this, he served as Student Pastor at Wooley Springs Baptist Church in Ardmore, AL (1999-2000). Originally from North Alabama, Matt graduated from Auburn University (1999) before receiving a Masters Degree (Expository Preaching) from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (2004) and a PhD (Preaching/Practical Theology) from the Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary (2009). He loves spending time with his 3 children, Luke, Seth, and Birti, going on dates with his wife, Katie, drinking strong Starbucks coffee, and yelling at the TV when Auburn is playing football.
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