Randy Carter

Director of Inside Maintenance

Randy was born in Los Angeles, California. He was called to North County San Diego in 2003 to serve in a ministry where he was Maintenance Director for eight years, and then Food Service Director for seven years.

He has since become a part of the Emmanuel Faith team, joining the staff in 2017. However, his true passion is coaching and leading men to know and walk with Christ.

Randy is happily married to his wife of 26 years, Jennifer. They have two daughters, Jorgie and Tommie, and reside in San Marcos, Calif.

Tory Kirgiss

Music Director

Tory Kirgiss ( pronounced `ker - jis ) is a Midwestern transplant who was born in Chicago, Illinois, raised in Minnesota, and moved from Indiana to San Diego in 2014. His earliest childhood memories involve music, either from watching his parents performing on their instruments, or listening to their U2 and Eagles records. 

Tory tended to get his hands on any instrument that was within his reach, usually without asking first. Although he deeply regrets quitting piano lessons early on, he filled his time learning guitar and playing percussion in school orchestra bands. In 2009 he graduated from the Atlanta Institute of Music & Media College (AIMM) in Duluth, GA, with a Performance Certification degree in drumming.

Tory began serving at EFCC in 2015 and was brought on to the staff in 2017. His drive to develop musical proficiency for EFCC’s worship services culminates from his desire to give his best to the Lord, who gave His best gift to us: life through Jesus. Outside of EFCC, Tory enjoys collaborating on music projects with friends, trail running with his wife Katie, backpacking in the mountains, and attempting to surf.

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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Ron Preston

Director of Outdoor Maintenance

Ron was born in Newport Beach, CA, and raised in Imperial Valley. Growing up, he worked at his family’s aerial crop spraying business. His dad was the pilot, and the rest of the family assisted in the daily operation.

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Daniel Rose

Production Director

Daniel (D-Rose) was raised in Escondido and at EFCC. He graduated from Biola University in 2016 with a B.S. in Business Administration. Daniel formerly served on the production and youth ministry staffs at Forest Home Christian Camp, and previously served at EFCC as a junior high intern in 2014. 

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Alanna Dunaway

Director of Daily Operations

Alanna Dunaway has a Liberal Arts Degree with a Diploma in Human Resource Management from Cal State University San Marcos. Before working at Emmanuel Faith she was a Human Resource Manager for defense contractor SAIC and then a stay-at-home mom for 10 years.

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Jessica Feliciano

Preschool Director

Jessica grew up in the small town of Columbia in Northern California. She returned to San Diego to attend SDSU and graduated in 2000 with a B.S. degree in Child & Family Development. She continued her education a few years later and obtained an M.A. in Education in 2005.

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Kathy Moratto

Counseling Director

Kathy was born and raised in Escondido. She trusted Jesus as her Savior at EFCC in 1966, and she began regularly attending EFCC in 1973. She graduated from UCSD in 1983 with a B.A. in psychology and also received her M.S. in Counseling from SDSU in 1989.

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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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