My name is Mike Guerrero and I’m the pastor of Shoreline Covenant Church. Let me tell you something about myself.
I grew up in Southern California on a farm, but not the usual kind of farm. My father was a flower farmer. I have vivid memories of acres of multicolor crops as well as tedious hours of weeding and irrigating.
I was raised in the rich heritage of the Roman Catholic Church. I had meaningful experiences of confessing my sins and finding assurance of forgiveness. However, in high school, I developed friendships with students who attended a little community church in our area. I was impressed with the way they spoke of their everyday faith in Jesus. They explained to me how Jesus Christ had died for their sins and how they sought to follow him as their Lord. What they shared with me led me to a new understanding of, and deeper appreciation for, Jesus Christ and led me to express and experience my trust in Him as I never had before.
In 1966 I graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles. While in college I gave in to the desire God had put in my heart to be a pastor. However, as I finished college I realized I didn’t know much about people or life so I enlisted in the Army and spent three years at various posts in the United States.
In 1969 I enrolled in Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. I spent three years there and also worked as youth pastor at a local church. I did my last year of graduate work at Bethel Seminary, a Baptist school in St. Paul, Minnesota. In time God led me to an Evangelical Covenant Church in Los Angeles where I served for almost 3 years as assistant pastor. It was there that I met and married my wife Judi.
We came to Shoreline Covenant Church (it was North Seattle Covenant Church back then) in 1977. Our time with the people who are Shoreline Covenant Church has been a blessing to us and, hopefully, a blessing to them as well. We have two daughters Staci Cole (husband Tim) and Stephanie and one grandchild, Willow.
Contact: Pastor Mike