Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which He obtained with His own blood. (Acts 20:28)
He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it. (Titus 1:9)
Justin Trevino, Pastor
I was born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where I was brought up in a loving Roman Catholic home with amazing parents who did their best to take me to church and teach me to pray. Nevertheless, I was spiritually dead, enslaved to sin, and blind to the glory of the God who supplied my every breath, even as I lived in wreckless opposition to His will.
At the age of 17, while I was a junior at Mayfield High School, God was pleased to bring me the life-imparting, faith-arousing truth of His gospel through a long-time friend. God replaced my heart of stone with a heart of flesh, and although my conversion to Christ wasn’t dramatic, it resulted in what every true conversion does: a new life and fascination with the all-satisfying glory of God as it’s seen most splendidly in the person and work of His Son, Jesus Christ. For the first time ever, I saw and understood the objective beauty, sufficiency, and soul-saving ability of the Savior who loved me and gave Himself for me (Gal. 2:20).
I'm happily married to Lanae, the bride of my youth, and together we've been blessed with a quiver of arrows (Psa. 127:4-5). By the mercy of God, my parents, mentioned above, have since also been called out of darkness into God's marvelous light. By the grace of God, my heart is set on shepherding the flock at Grace Community, the church we planted in 2010. It's one of the sweetest and sobering privileges to spend and be spent as God saves, sanctifies, safeguards, and satisfies the souls of His people through the ministry of His word.
My favorite preachers include Derek Thomas, H.B. Charles Jr., R.C. Sproul, Joel Beeke, John MacArthur, Steve Lawson, Michael Riccardi, Sinclair Ferguson, John Piper, Alistair Begg, and Charles Haddon Spurgeon. My favorite theologians include Thomas Schreiner, Stephen Wellum, D. A. Carson, G. K. Beale, Jim Hamilton, John Frame, Jason DeRouchie, Andrew Naselli, and pretty much all of the 17th century Puritans.