Sr. High & Jr. High
6:00-7:30 @ The Gomez House
Any teen in grades 6-12.
To reach and influence the youth of Valparaiso by building a Bible based youth ministry, moving in signs and wonders, running into passionate worship and teaching them to lead in every sphere of life.
This mission is outworked through weekly youth meetings, small groups, Sunday services, retreats, and community events.
Jacob Gomez (EMAIL)
I am originally from Holland, MI. I was born and raised there and continue to visit often since my parents and 2 younger sisters currently live there. I have been in ministry since the age of 23 and wanted to be a preacher since second grade. Two years after high school I attended World Harvest Bible College (currently Valor Christian College) in Columbus, Ohio and majored in Pastoral studies. In 2002 I accepted a full time position as youth pastor at a church in Holland and served there for 8 years. Although there are challenges in ministry, I have grown to love it and know I am called and committed to the call. I moved to Northwest Indiana on December 23, 2010 seeking a fresh start and restoration in my life. I never thought I’d relocate to this part of the country, but I trusted that God knew what He was doing with me and what He was preparing me for. In May of 2011, I took a job at Innovations in Learning working with special needs children specifically Autism (this is also where Annelise and I met as she was an Intern there). This has been an incredible experience and through this job, God has given me a passion for people with special needs. Annelise and I are still currently employed there. Annelise also shares this passion for children with special needs and is pursuing her Masters degree at Ball State in special education with an emphasis in Autism. She completed her undergrad at Purdue University (Lafayette, IN). Some of her other enjoyments include Interior Design, shopping, music, cats, scarves and Football! She became a Christian 2 years ago and was the first person I shared Christ with when I moved here. We became close friends and discovered we wanted to commit to each other long term. We love God and are excited about being at Bethel Valparaiso and leading the teens. I have a strong passion to build young solid Christians who are not ashamed of the Gospel. I plan to lead through relationship, example, and confidence in themselves, teaching and worship.