Pastor Nate grew up in Southern California. Although he was raised in a Christian home, he became skeptical of Christianity by the time he started high school. He finally accepted Christ at the age of 20 after hearing the evidence and reasons for Christianity. He felt the call to ministry, so he began studying the Bible and evangelizing. As time went on, he felt called to go to school to learn more about the Bible. He first went to Biola University for a Bachelor’s degree in Bible and theology. After Biola, Nate went on to receive two master’s degrees from Westminster Seminary California and Talbot School of Theology. He has previously served as Youth Pastor at The Bridge Church in South Carolina where he taught the youth how to defend their faith and evangelize to others. He joined Hidden Valley as the teaching Pastor in April 2016. Because of his background Nate is very passionate about evangelism, apologetics (giving reasons for Christianity) and preparing youth spiritually for College.