Pastor Garrett Yamada

510-797-8811 ext. 102


Garrett has served as the Pastor of our church since September of 2009. He has worked well with the leadership to clarify our mission statement and to develop programs and passions to help meet it. He brings a ministry that is full of joy, adventure, laughter and the love of Christ.

Garrett has been an ordained pastor for over 35 years. He received a Master of Divinity from his time at Princeton and Fuller Theological Seminaries. He has previously served at churches in Riverside, Berkeley, Laguna Hills, Pleasanton, San Mateo and Manila (Philippines).

He and Stephanie have been married for almost 37 years and have three grown children, Brent, Kimi and Sara. They met while they were both students at UC Davis. (Garrett earned a B.S. in Agricultural Education and two teaching credentials at U.C. Davis). Stephanie is a Behavior Therapist with Pleasanton School District and works with children with special needs.

Garrett loves spending time with his family. He also enjoys traveling, good food, fishing and photography.


Worship Music Director | Sifa Tupa
Handbells Director | Bill Taylor


Office Manager | Liz Tupa

Family Ministries Director

Family Ministries Director | Brian Webster

Sunday Morning Children’s Leaders

Children’s Leader | Liz Tupa
Nursery Supervisor | Danielle Gruver

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday 9am-1pm
Newark, Ca 94560