MEET THE YOUTH PASTOR!

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JOHN RAINEY

Hello! I am the Middle School Pastor at Pacific Coast Church in San Clemente, CA. Just so you know a little bit about who I am... I grew up in a little town in Wisconsin called Platteville. I am very blessed to have been raised in an amazing family with two extremely loving parents and two ultra-cool role model older brothers. As a youngster all the way through my high school graduation, I grew up in the church loving GOD and my youth group - thanks to a very influential youth pastor (Jason Sasse shout out!). 

 Feeling led to youth ministry myself, I attended, graduated from, and had my spiritual-mind blown at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and lived in the city for a total of about six years. I met my wife Jenna at Moody - she grew up going to PCC and her SC ties eventually led to our westward journey. Through a series of fantastic friendships and events, GOD led me to PCC to lead youth, and I don't think I've ever been happier! It is a wonderful feeling to believe that you are doing exactly what GOD wants you to do - and I am radically blessed to say that I am doing just that. Being able to hang with these students, to be a teacher and role model for them, and trying my best to lead them to JESUS is the best occupation I could ask for!

I am so grateful to work alongside an absolutely awesome group of volunteer staff and interns that care for these students just as much as I do! Please feel free to stop in and say "hello" the next time you drop your student off - I would love to meet you! In the mean time, nice to virtually meet you and GOD bless! 

MEET THE PASTOR ASSISTANT!

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MARC HUGHES

Hey there, I am the Pastor Assistant for Now & Forever. I was born and raised in Laguna Niguel, California. I love Jesus and I love my family. I have two amazing parents who have shown me what it truly means to live out your faith. I have an older brother who is my best friend and role model and I have a younger sister who makes me laugh more than anyone else can. I have a beautiful girlfriend, Rachel, whose grace and kindness push me to be a better person every day. 

My family has been attending Pacific Coast Church for the past 20 years and I have been serving in the middle school ministry since 2015. I graduated from Concordia University Irvine in 2017 with a Business degree, but I have always had a deep passion to pursue ministry. Through a crazy series of events I was given the opportunity to come on staff here at my home church and I couldn't be happier. I love the idea that the work I am doing will have an eternal impact and I strive to help every person I meet fall more in love with Jesus. I am planning to pursue a Master's degree at Talbot Seminary and I am very excited to dive deeper into God's word. 

I am very thankful to be able to learn from the amazing pastor staff at PCC and I cant wait to see how God works through this team to impact the students lives. If you'd like to meet me or know more about me I am always willing to meet-up for a cup of coffee and chat, until then, thanks for your time and God bless!