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ABOUT OUR PASTOR
Greg Lundstedt
 

How did I come to faith?

I remember putting my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior when I was 6 years old.  God really used my parents. I  thank God for my Biblical up-bringing.  They built a foundation for sound biblical doctrine.  I can't thank them enough for this.  During my childhood, I  would  listen with my parents to many teaching tapes,  this also helped build the foundation for my Christian life.

I was a good kid until my teenage years.  My parents impressed on me the importance of having Christian friends.  I did not listen.  This was the beginning of my sliding.  I got into pot and alcohol in High School. I was pretty good at keeping this a secret from my parents.  

On February 14, 1991, I was pulled over and put in jail for a night.  For years, God had been convicting me of my sin.  It was quite possible that my earlier profession was not genuine.   That night He graciously set His heavy loving disciplinary hand on me.  God made it clear to me, bringing to mind Joshua 24, that I had to choose Him or the world.  I repented of my sin and gave my entire life over to Christ 

From that wonderful Valentine's Day to the present, I have had a deep desire and commitment to read, study, teach, preach and share God's Word.  Jesus Christ has become my life. As I have grown in my relationship with Jesus Christ, He has been continually showing me that I am not adequate, but that He is.

How God has Gifted me

In terms of spiritual gifts, I believe that God has given me, the Pastor-teacher gift.  Besides a great love for teaching, I have a special joy and delight in proclaiming the Word through preaching.    I praise Him for the great blessing to serve within these gifts by His power and strength alone. 

Training  and Experience God has blessed me with

After graduating  from San Jose State University with a BS  in Aeronautics and before attending Western Seminary, I was a corporate pilot for six years in the Bay Area.  During that time God was impressing on my heart that He had called me to preach and teach His Word.  While attending Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto,  God began to give me various outlets to study and teach His Word.  Also, while serving there I was discipled by Ron Ritchie (Not Bill Ritchie), and met Hillary my wife.   In 1996, my wife and I felt led to begin full time seminary studies at Western Seminary's San Jose  extension in Los Gatos CA.  While in seminary, I also interned  at my home church Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto CA.    

After graduating from Western with a Masters of Divinity in 1999, I pastored  and helped a small church in Waterford CA for a year.  God greatly used this experience to drive me to depend on Him and prepare us for stepping out in faith here at Vancouver Bible Fellowship.   I am so grateful that God has put a great desire on my heart to shepherd His sheep and to feed them with His Word.  (click here to take a peek into my heart.) 

My wife Hillary and our sons Daniel and Stuart and daughter Julianna

God has graciously brought me a fantastic wife.  We met at Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto during the summer of 1995 and were married on August 3, 1996.   

Hillary is a fully committed follower of our Lord Jesus Christ.   Hillary placed her faith in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior on December 7, 1990.  She has been continually growing in her relationship with our Lord.   She also has a deep desire to grow and increase in the knowledge of Him.  

Hillary has a Masters in Special Education from Santa Clara University.  Before the birth of our first son Daniel, Hillary taught 3rd grade learning handicapped class at Los Altos Christian School  for 5 years.  

We have been blessed with two sons and a daughter.  Hillary and I are so thankful to God for our children.      Hillary now devotes her time to raising our children and now has been home schooling     I am so blessed to be married to Hillary.  God has used her in so many ways to help me grow closer to Him.

An Invitation

I would like to personally invite you to come worship with us Sundays at 10:00 AM.  Our worship is Christ centered and biblical.   I look forward to meeting you!

 If you have any questions, feel free to call or email.   I would love to talk to you .

 Blessings,

Greg Lundstedt

 

"Scripture quotations taken from the New American Standard Bible,
Copyright 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973,
1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation
Used by permission." (www.Lockman.org)

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