Neighborhood Church is a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Churches in the Alliance are led by a Governing Board, also called the Board of Elders.
It is a true saying that if someone wants to be an elder, he desires an honorable responsibility. 2 For an elder must be a man whose life cannot be spoken against. He must be faithful to his wife. He must exhibit self-control, live wisely, and have a good reputation. He must enjoy having guests in his home and must be able to teach. 3 He must not be a heavy drinker or be violent. He must be gentle, peace loving, and not one who loves money. 4 He must manage his own family well, with children who respect and obey him. 5 For if a man cannot manage his own household, how can he take care of God’s church? (1 Timothy 3:1-5, NLT).
Please pray for our elders as they lead our church under God.
Bill Giovannetti, Neighborhood Senior Pastor / Bill moved from Chicago to become the lead pastor of Neighborhood Church in September 2002. He and his wife Margi stay busy raising two young children. Bill is Italian, loves Lou Malnati’s pizza, and is an avid Chicago Cubs fan. Despite these facts, we are still glad to have him as our lead pastor.
Todd Skinner, Lead Pastor of Ministries / Todd has been an Alliance Pastor for 15 years, having served as a youth pastor, young adult pastor, and currently as an associate pastor. He and his wife Deborah have three children. It has come to be considered factual, that one can hear the Skinner children coming long before one can actually see them. Any spare energy left after pastoring and raising a family is spent on the basketball court where Todd still tries to relive glory days. Todd has a deep passion for reaching the lost of the world for Christ. He takes joy from and celebrates the salvations and growth stories that are told both locally and globally as a church.
Gordon Flinn / Gordon is president of Go Forth Consulting, building individual and organizational mission capacity. Matthew 5:16 is a guiding verse in Gordon’s life. He and Kris have been married for over 34 years and have attended Neighborhood Church since 1990, where he serves as treasurer. They have three grown children and one adorable granddaughter! Gordon’s accomplishments include 39 years of playing golf (without a hole-in-one), riding in the Good Year Blimp at the World’s Fair in 1974, and he sorts candy by color before consuming by the smallest population first (e.g., M&Ms, Skittles, etc.).
Charlie Kennedy / After 25 years of teaching high school students English in the Anderson High School District, Charlie has become adept at sniffing out recalcitrant adverbs, misaligned semi-colons, strangling modifers, and non-participating participles. He and his wife, Karen, just celebrated 34 years of marriage and have two married children. Charlie has been an elder since 1997. If you should see him wandering around with a conch shell to his ear, it’s because he loves the ocean and suffers an unfortunate, though mostly non-fatal, side effect of habitual conch shell usage: his ears wrinkle when he smiles.
Brad Williams / Brad has been an executive vice president at Simpson University for 14 years. A Pennsylvania transplant, he earned an engineering degree from Penn State. Brad has been married to Mary Kay for 29 years and has three grown sons: Matt, Mike, & Jon. He is a diehard Baltimore Orioles fan, perhaps the only one in California! His own prestigious baseball career includes four year of coaching t-ball when his boys were small.
Steve Tucker / Steve is a corporate pilot after flying helicopters in the army, then EMS helicopters for 21 years. He became a “Jesus Freak” in 1976 and has been married to Debi since 1981. They have three grown children: Jennifer, 24; Ryan, 23; & Jordan, 19. Steve enjoys Sci-Fi of all types (books, movies, TV), has a ’68 Barracuda that he plans on restoring some day and the highlight of his year? Whenever the Packers beat the Bears!