MEET OUR STAFF


Se j. won - interim Pastor 

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Rev. Se J. Won is a long time resident of the Bay Area and a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary. He has served as an English Ministry Pastor at several Korean churches and planted the Living Word Fellowship in 2001. He also served extensively in overseas literacy outreach to the Unreached People Group ministries. As the Associate Director of Missions, Rev. Se J. Won oversees the many ministries of GCA development to encourage and help the local church to fulfill the Great Commission. He is married to Ajung and has two children.


Matthew Silvestre - Associate Pastor

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Matthew is the Associate Pastor at VBC and oversees the Student Ministry. He is originally from the Salinas and was raised in Aptos, CA . Matthew was called to serve in Salinas in 2007 after surrendering his life to Christ.  Matthew along with his wife Ana served as youth pastors before assuming the Associate Pastor role at VBC in 2016.

Matthew is propelled by a vision to see the church rise up to freedom in Christ and see a church create an impact in it's city and beyond by leading those far from God say yes to Jesus. 

His communication and pastoring style can be characterized by his humor and relentless determination to build people up and lead them to see all that God has for them. 

Matthew, Ana and their 3 children (Ava, Chloe and Kai) live in Salinas. You can catch Matthew hitting some golf balls at times, Matthew and Ana both love coffee and the entire family enjoys some SF Giants baseball, bike rides on their cruisers and time with friends and family. 


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