Exegetical Bible Studies - click on image to be taken to that lesson

I am seeking a position as Senior Minister, Lead Minister, Teaching Minister, or Executive Pastor.  It is my desire to find a long term ministry that wants to break down barriers and reach out into the community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.



Sample of recent sermons - click on image to be taken to that lesson


1.  Preaching
2.  Teaching
3.  Evangelism
4.  Leadership
5.  Administration

Ministry Experiences

~ Preaching/Teaching
~ Conducted dedications, baptisms, weddings, funerals
~ Visitations: hospital, shut in
~ Lead large size staffs and volunteer groups
~ Partnered with elderships and church boards
~ Teamed with ministries to serve the vision of the church

8407 Solomon Ave     El Cajon, CA 92021              619-749-5410 (h)     619-937-5871 (c)               pastor_david@tetelestai-min.com

I am a gifted by the Holy Spirit as a communicator that shares the Bible in ways that are real, relational, and relevant.  The Word is powerful; able to change hearts and change lives.  I believe in setting a Spirit led vision for the church and then lead staff, volunteers, and membership into achieving that vision.

Therefore go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.  And surely I am with you always, to the very end fo the age.  Matt 28:18-20 NIV

But if I say, "I will not mention him or speak any more in his name, his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones.  I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.  Jer 20:9 NIV

Work Experience

Senior Pastor
~Growth of the church from 80 to 120
~Addressed issues of severe burnout among volunteer staff
~Established a mid-week program including an exegetical service and home/cell ministry groups

I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes. 
Rom 1:16 NIV

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation
God m
ade him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 
2 Cor 5:17-18, 21 NIV

2005-2009 East Hills Christian Church; El Cajon, CA

Revelation - Introduction

Revelation - Chapter 4a

Daniel - Chapter 9

Hebrews - Chapter 2

I support the concept of the rapture from both Old and New Testament scriptures.  We also encounter an incredible picture of the Throne of God!

In this Bible Study I lay the foundation for the Revelation study by discussing differing viewpoints and the process I would take in teaching the study.

A chapter filled with prayer, angels, satanic intervention, and incredible prophesies.  Daniel was most definitely a beloved prophet to be given such wonderful and diverse visions.

Jesus is such a great salvation.  As deity He knows our heart.  As human He understands our flesh.  As High Priest He provides for our salvation.

Growing Great Families

What is prayer?

Imminent Return

Worship & Word

Our adversary is spending a lot of time trying to destroy the family.  There must be something there that scares him.  The way to grow a strong family is to base it on Jesus and the Word.

This is a recent sermon part of my Intensifying Faith series.  This sermon examines why did God create prayer, how God answers prayer, and what power there is in prayer.

If you had 3 weeks to start a church what doctrines would be important?  From Thessalonians it was clear that one doctrine of importance to Paul was the doctrine of imminence: Jesus can come back at any moment. 

What happens when you bring worship and the Word together?  I had our praise team sing portions of the song 'Days of Elijah' and I would come up after each verse and relate the Bible to the words that were sung.

2002-2005 Community Christian Church of San Juan Capistrano

Senior Pastor
~Growth of the church from 15 to 60
~Led the church board to examine the church strengths and the assisted in designing a ministry to use those strengths

1995-2002 Hope Christian Church; Tustin, CA

Lay Associate Pastor
~Assisted with the growth of the church from 150 to over 250
~Led the Sunday school department, men's ministries, evangelism and assimilation programs, and managed the technical needs of the church

1997-2003 BDS Marketing; Irvine, CA

Account Supervisor; National Operations
~Managed an internal staff of over 20 and external employees of approx 1000
~Responsible for budgeting, financial forecasting, cost analysis, and program operations of nearly $40MM


BS - Bible; Pacific Christian College, Fullerton, CA
BS - Church Growth; Pacific Christian College, Fullerton CA
Theater and Business Management; Cal State University Fullerton, CA


I have been married to my wonderful wife Michelle for 18+ years.  I have 2 wonderful children; Ariel 17 and Evan 13.  In my personal time I love to hike or visit the beach.  I am an accomplished photographer and videographer.  I advanced editing of movies on my computer system.  I am accomplished on the computer system.

Nothing in life gets me more excited then worshiping and serving Jesus Christ.  There is no substitute for my personal times in prayer, worship, and Bible reading.  Knowing Him brings me the ultimate fulfillment in my life.  As a result of my deep love for Jesus I want to help people meet and grow in their relationship with Jesus.