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Joel Lingenfelter

Executive Pastor

Partners with Tony to lead the staff, empower the church, and give God the glory. Self-proclaimed coffee snob.


Family: Married to Patty with our daughter, Grace and our son, Jacob

Previous places of work: Disneyland, Apple Computer, First Evangelical Free Church in Fullerton, CA; and High Desert Church in Victorville, CA.

One of things I find most fascinating: Rain and thunderstorms

Books: Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster, Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldrich by Philip K. Dick.
Food: Porterhouse steak, medium rare
Beverage: All things NOT sweet
Restaurant in Lancaster County: The Belvedere Inn
Place for Day of Prayer: New Holland Coffee Company, sitting at a park overlooking the Susquehanna River.
Children's Book: Drummer Hoff by Barbara and Ed Amberley
TV Show: Firefly, Man in the High Castle, Drive to Survive, and all things Formula 1 racing.
Season: Fall, Spring, Winter (in that order)
Place in the world: Artist Point, Yellowstone National Park
Sports Teams: McLaren (F1 is my favorite sport), Dodgers, Bills, Ducks (hockey), USC 
Book of the Bible: Romans

Myers Briggs Personality Type as expressed by a Star Wars character: Princess Leia

If I could do anything for a day I would:
Go for a convertible cruise with my wife Patty to an awesome place for dinner, somewhere near water.

My Hero:
 My dad

One of my greatest experiences with God: Singing How Great Thou Art on the top of Mt. Bierstadt 

Most people don’t know this about me: I got fired from a job working at a Christian bookstore

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