Paul Sanchez

Paul was born and raised in San Jose. He was reared in a religious home, but did not experience God’s regenerating grace until the age of sixteen. When he did, his life changed dramatically. After graduating from Piedmont Hills High School in 2002, he moved to Missouri where he received God’s call to ministry. There,…

Rose Carrasco

Rose, originally from Manila, enjoys meeting new people and sharing the Gospel during long walks at local parks. She is a certified counselor with the ACBC (Association of Certified Biblical Counselors) and rejoices with women as they are encouraged, strengthened, and equipped with the Word of God. As a Biblical counselor, Rose serves at Emaus by offering free Biblical counseling to women in English, Spanish, Tagalog, or…

Jaime Orozco

Jaime is originally from Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, in Mexico. He has served over our Spanish ministry since 2014, where he preaches, disciples, and leads evangelistic efforts. He is currently pursuing ministerial training through Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Andrew Calderon

Andrew was gripped and saved by the grace of God 16 years ago in a small Church in Willow Glen. He is a Bay Area native, growing up in Santa Clara, where he still resides. Andrew is married to Robynne and they have four children of their own. They share a home with his widowed…

Sam Carrasco

Sam was born and raised in San Jose and has seen many changes take place in the city, some for the good, some not. During that time, Sam was shown grace by the One who is the very definition of good. Now, it is gospel of the Lord Jesus that Sam wishes to live and…

Alex Boch

Alex was born and raised in the Bay Area. Although he was the son of a pastor, Alex was heavily influenced and drawn in by the local gang and drug life. By the age of 13 after not finishing the 8th grade, Alex ended up in a boy’s home in Chicago, Illinois. During his stay…

Ninos Boulous

Born and raised in the Central Valley, to most people Ninos Boulous was much rather know as DJ Nino B. As Ninos was caught up in the fast-paced night life scene, a huge void grew in his heart after hearing the gospel and felt the spirit of God calling him. Accepting to forsake all and…

Nathan Derichsweiler

Nathan grew up in Southern California until his family was relocated to San Jose in 2000. He was raised in the church, but little did he know that did not bring him salvation. Through a traumatic event he began to see his need for a Savior. He studied both of his passions in college, music…

Eleanor Perez

Eleanor was born and raised in San Jose. She is a mom of three adult sons and Nana to five grandchildren. She came to know Christ and his saving grace in 1991. After 28 years of marriage, she was widowed at the age of 49 that left her with a passion to reach out and…