Immanuel riverside, california

  • Pastor Steven Borst, Senior Pastor

    Pastor Borst came to Immanuel as Sr. Pastor in September of 2008. He comes to us with experience as a church planter, campus pastor, conference speaker, published author, and university professor. Steven's passion is to help Christians discover authentic discipleship by responding to Jesus' call: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it." (Matthew 16:24-25) You can contact Pastor Steven here.

  • Pastor Seth Flick, Outreach Pastor

    Seth Flick began serving Immanuel as the Pastor of Outreach and Mission in 2011. His passions include being Christ's servant as a husband and father, preaching, playing guitar, watching movies, and developing relationships with people. Originally born in WI, Seth is a die hard Packer fan. He is married to Melinda and has three children: Noah, Micah, and Elijah. Verses of great wisdom in his life: 1 Peter 4:8-11 “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.” You can contact Pastor Seth here.

  • Jean Beck, Director of Christian Education

    Jean Beck, DCE Jean Beck received her degree and certification as Director of Christian Education from Concordia St. Paul, MN in 2002 and has been at Immanuel since then. Before graduating she served as a Missionary/English teacher in Taiwan for 2 1/2 years. She feels called to teach and train others for service to Christ. Her greatest joy is hearing how God has used others in ministry and is blessed to be able to provide opportunities for that. Many people know her from her laughter and she is prepared to give an answer to anyone who asks to give the reason for the hope she has. (1 Peter 3:15). You can contact Jean here.

  • Pastor David Schilling, Visitation Pastor

    If you think of Jesus in action, chances are you visualize him helping someone who’s ill, hurting or worse. Immanuel’s commitment to Jesus’ healing ministry extends to our shut-ins, aged, hospitalized and imprisoned. Our Stephens Ministers and Elders visit many of the above and Pastor David supplements those visits and more with his calls. He currently has about 30 people that receive monthly home visits and again that many who are seen on an as needed basis because of their ongoing health concerns. Both pastors make hospital visits and Pastor David is “Chaplain on Call” volunteer at two of our area hospitals. Although he is technically retired and part-time, when you ask, he’ll tell you: “If retirement means doing what you love, I am retired.” He also brings a lot of energy to our worship by assisting on Sunday mornings and enjoys preaching from time to time at Immanuel as well. You can contact Pastor David here.

  • Our Deacons

    Our Commissioned Deacons went through rigorous training and bring with them a wealth of experience in serving the church. Deacon Mart DuVall started his ministry in 2006, and gives leadership to our 8am liturgical worship service. Deacon Mart teaches Sunday Bible Study, and serves as a chaplain to Sunrise Senior Center.

    Deacon Don started serving at Immanuel in 2011. Along with assisting in worship, Deacon Don teaches Bible study and is helping to develop our small group ministry.