Meet the Student Ministries Team

Gary Garcia has been leading the youth ministry at  Cornerstone Christian Fellowship for 28 years and has been the lead pastor for 2 years  He also serves in planning Summer Camp and Youth Convention. While still having a passion for being in the trenches with students, he also loves training youth pastors and workers. He’s been married to his wife Ami for 22 years and has 3 kids.

Matt Dudley has been in youth ministry since he became a youth pastor at 19 years old. He is passionate about equipping students to follow Jesus for a lifetime. In 2019, Matt became the Lead Pastor of Christian Center in Desert Hot Springs. He and his wife Brandi spend way too much time spoiling their two Beagles, Max and Watson.

Tony has served in youth ministry for over 20+ years.  His experience on a Network level ranges from leadership of Camps, Youth Convention, and training events. Locally, he has been involved in developing internship & afterschool programs locally, and community outreaches.   He has a passion for seeing the current generation find their God-given purpose and potential in ministry and in life.  He has been married to Leah since 2000.  They have 2 children, Trey [2008], and Tiana [2010].  He loves all sports, and was a San Diego Chargers fan until 2016.  Tony currently serves as the campus pastor of Lifepoint Church in San Diego.  

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Discipling Future Ministers

The Youth School of Ministry is designed to help the local church provide training and discipleship for high school juniors and seniors who feel called to ministry or who want to gain a deeper understanding of the Bible, the church, and ministry.


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Name: Youth/Nextgen Ministries
Phone: (949) 252-8400
Fax: (949) 252-8435
Address: 17951 Cowan Irvine, CA 92614