under Jesus, our Chief Shepherd

Our Elder Team

Everything we do as leaders is governed by Jesus, our "Chief Shepherd" (1 Peter 5:4), and submitted to His authority.

The men serving as Elders are called to "shepherd" (or "pastor") God's church - 

leading, teaching, and caring for the church on the foundation of the Word with prayer.

  • Steve Farrington: Non-STAFF Elder/Treasurer     

    Steve is an accountant and financial planner who serves as one of our elders. He and his wife Sharon are long-time San Diego residents and have 4 adult children. Steve serves the church not only as treasurer, but as a source of wise, grace-filled counsel. Steve & Sharon both serve on the Prayer Team and frequently meet with those in need of counsel. 

  • Joshua Morgan: Staff pastor/Elder

    Joshua and his wife Dona were married in 2008, and they have three daughters and one son. Joshua earned his M.A. in Theological Studies from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Joshua serves the church with his preaching gift in addition to planning the Sunday services. He and Dona lead a small group in Tierrasanta.

  • Marshall Narveson: non-staff Elder

    Marshall and his wife Janice have been married over 30 years and have six adult children. Originally from Wisconsin, Marshall enjoyed a first career with the U.S. Navy and is now employed as a government contractor. As an elder, Marshall uses his teaching gift to shepherd our youth ministry. 

  • Tab Trainor: Staff Lead PASTOR / ELDEr

    Tab has been in full-time pastoral ministry since 1998 when he planted a church in the suburbs of Chicago. In 2012 Tab, his wife Sung, and their four children were sent out from that church to start Grace Church of East County. He holds an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary. Tab serves the church as the primary preaching pastor and provides leadership to the elder team. Tab & Sung lead a small group in La Mesa.

  • Rick padelford: Non-Staff elder

    Rick and his wife Margie were married in 1983. They have three adult children and two grandchildren. Rick works as a health care executive. He holds an  M.A. in Theological Studies from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and an M.B.A. in Management from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Rick and Margie lead a small group in El Cajon, and Rick serves our church as one of our worship leaders.

  • Dan arthur: Non-staff elder

    Dan and his wife Melanie were married in 1997, and they have three daughters and two sons. A retired Naval officer, Dan now works for the Navy as a contractor. Dan occasionally teaches equipping classes, along with preaching for our Sunday service from time to time.