Pastor Michelle was born in Los Angeles, CA and moved to the Inland Empire at the age of 11. Her upbringing is something she is so incredibly grateful for. She likes to say “That there is beauty in humble beginnings”. As a daughter of two immigrants, she has fond memories of her youth. Whether there was lack of plenty, there is something that always remained consistent in their home, her mother’s desire to pursue the things of God. Her faith helped shape, mold, and propel Pastor Michelle to where she is today.
Pastor Michelle was determined to make her parents' dreams of a better future for their kids come true, and that she set out to do. She married her high school sweetheart, became a nurse, had two children, and ventured into Orthopedic sales where she built a successful career. Pastor Michelle’s greatest assignment and reward by far has been to raise their beautiful children; Selena and Mario Jr.
Pastor Michelle’s faith has always been a part of her life, but she yearned for a deeper relationship with Christ. Thank goodness for our dear friend who invited us to The Rock back in 2008. She remembers hearing Pastor Jim’s voice resounding in her head saying, “Welcome Home!” Pastor Michelle and her husband Pastor Mario raised our beautiful children at The Rock, graduated from The Rock Bible College, and have served in the Children’s ministry alongside some of the greatest people on the planet. They are passionate about the word of God and building His Kingdom. It truly brings them great joy.
After 23 years of being in the medical field, Pastor Michelle and her husband Pastor Mario officially retired to answer the call and join the pastoral team at The Rock where they oversee the Children’s Ministry. To be called by God to serve as a Pastor their honor and a blessing, and great responsibility.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. - Jeremiah 29:11