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Doctoral Studies

Gateway Seminary

Master of Divinity

Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary

Master of Business Administration

Western Governor's University

Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies

California Baptist University

Pastor Shane has served in ministry since the early 2000s as a Worship Pastor, Student Pastor, Associate Pastor, and now as the Lead Pastor of Legacy Church. Shane is a gifted communicator, is passionate about training himself and others in leadership development, and spends most of his time envisioning a future in which churches meet God's desire to transform lives. Speaking of transformed lives, Jesus radically changed his, and he would love to share the story with you.

Whitney is licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy and uses her gifts for ministry with Women, Students, Kids, and Event Facilitation. Shane and Whitney met at California Baptist University, married in 2013, and were blessed with their son Jesse in 2017.

Shane and Whitney would visit one of the world's amusement parks weekly or spend most of their time traveling if given the opportunity. They love all kinds of games, and Shane enjoys regularly coming in second place to Whitney in just about everything. Shane, Whitney, and Jesse love animals. Shane likes cats, Whitney likes dogs, and Jesse likes chickens, and they have been known to rescue and home strays. We know you will love Shane, Whitney, and Jesse, and we encourage you to come meet them at Legacy Church!


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Bachelor of Science in Management

California State Fullerton

Pastor Jon discovered his call to the role of Executive Pastor after several decades of volunteering in church leadership roles. He owns the responsibility of the church's business and commits himself to the oversight of operation management, legal compliance, and excellence in Legacy's presentation of Jesus in how ministry is conducted. He is also a gifted counselor and student of God's Word.

Jon is the founder and owner of NextGen Systems, where his business expertise helps organizations, small and large, better themselves in leadership, management, and operations. Jon is available to work with your organization, and you can connect with him at NextGenSystems.

Jon married Carrie in 2005, and the two of them are almost a big deal. Legend has it that Jon was once an intern under George Lucas and sat in the editing room with James Cameron, and that Carrie used to skate with Tony Hawk. If you spend time in Long Beach, you might find them close to their home as Carrie considers traveling more than 15 minutes to be an expedition. Together, they are down to earth and enjoy spending time with their three kids, Levi, Joelle, and Naomi, and would love for you to join Legacy Church!


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Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Grand Canyon University

If Jesus is the author of the stories of the church, Diana is His scribe. Diana partners with the Pastors to bridge connections between Legacy Church, the community, and Jesus. She is passionate about helping people find their place in the church's life and creating experiences to reach the world God loves.

We know what you're wondering, "What is a Director of Story and Experience?" Well, serving as the church's Administrator, Worship Leader, Connections Director, and Online Specialist, her hands and schedule are full! Diana is the glue building the consistency of the mission through all the ministries of the church.

Diana loves serving alongside her husband, Josh, who she married in 2019. Josh is a talented musician and facilitates the Worship Team of Legacy Church. Josh is a Guitar Teacher, and we would love for you to connect with him to learn. Connect with him through Instagram @edwardsguitarlessons.


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Bachelor of Science in Business

Grand Canyon University

She is called "Outreach Kim" and she is a legend. Outreach Kim grew up at First Baptist Church of Downey and was influential through the relaunch as Legacy Church. She is a multi-talented leader and a devoted servant, willing to say "yes" to others and "no" to self more than anybody else we know.

Outreach Kim oversees our Welcome, Next Steps, and Event Ministries. When you make a decision to visit Legacy Church, Outreach Kim is likely one of the first people you will meet. Somebody from her team will guide you through your experience with our church and help you become a member of the family.

The legend of Outreach Kim is spreading in the city of Downey through her administration of events that reach thousands throughout the year. Save the date for Legacy's Summer, Harvest, and Christmas Festivals and say, "Hi!" to Outreach Kim when you see her!