Ryan Paulson

Lead Pastor

Ryan Paulson is a passionate Jesus follower, husband and dad. He is honored to serve Jesus as the Lead Pastor at Emmanuel Faith Community Church, and finds great joy and purpose teaching the scriptures. He loves to creatively communicate the timeless truths of scripture in a relevant and culturally engaging wayRead more

Esteban Tapia

Teaching Pastor

Esteban Tapia was born and raised in Tijuana, Mexico. He has been married to his wife, Jemima, since 1997 and has two daughters, Adaly and Aneth.

Esteban joined the EFCC staff in April 2014 as the Pastor of Spanish Ministries. He still guides our Spanish and Intercultural ministry now as Teaching Pastor.

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Scott Smith

Care Pastor

Born and raised in Alta Loma, CA, Scott came to San Diego to attend UCSD. After graduating with a degree in Economics and a minor in Political Science, he entered the work world for ten years before entering vocational ministry.

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Josh Rose

Discipleship Pastor

Husband of Beth and proud father of Caleb, Alli and Josiah, Josh was born and raised in Pasadena, CA. Josh’s spiritual journey began at a young age, but it wasn’t until high school, through the ministry of Young Life, that he made the decision to follow Jesus.

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John Riley

Junior High Pastor

John graduated from Bethel University in 1994 with a B.A. in Organizational Studies and from Liberty Seminary in 2008 with an M.A. in Religion, Church Ministries Emphasis, and also from Liberty Seminary in 2022 with a DMin degree in Biblical Preaching.

Married since 1992 to Christy, a teacher and curriculum writer, they have two sons, Luke and Blake.

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Jeremy Johnson

Executive Pastor

Jeremy was born and raised in Escondido and grew up attending EFCC. Following Jesus was an important aspect of his life whether as a child dealing with health issues, as a young adult stuck in a foreign country or as a business consultant while supporting a family.

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