Kevin West

Creative Arts Pastor

A little bit about me… When I was about 16 I began leading worship in my youth group. During that time, I felt God moving me towards worship ministry. Eventually, I ended up at Azusa Pacific University and finished with a degree in Music (Theory & Composition).  Not to be out done by Pastor Mike Foell, I’m pursuing my doctorate from the School of Hard Knocks.

I play the piano & guitar and occasionally write down some thoughts.

I met my wife, Janelle, at our church college group and it was love at first sight! We have two incredibly cute kids: Shae & Josh

Favorite Book:
Worship His Majesty (Jack Hayford), Emotionally Healthy Spirituality (Pete Scazzero), anything Grisham and all the Jack Reacher novels

Favorite Food:
BBQ, Italian, fresh fish, anything between two pieces of bread, Mexican…ok so I love food!

Favorite Movie:
The Princess Bride, The Bourne Identity, The Italian Job

Favorite Scripture:
Psalm 103:1-5
Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

What do you do in your spare time?
Movies, music, basketball, beach

What is a little known fact about you?
I’m an odd combination of left- and right-handed. I write and eat left-handed, but most everything else I do right-handed. When I first started to play guitar I wanted to play it left-handed, but was borrowing a right-handed guitar so I forced myself to learn right-handed. I play the piano left-handed. 🙂