Mark Finnigan / Lead Pastor
In 1994, I was invited to the SoCal Harvest Crusade at Angel Stadium by a co-worker. Both my live-in girlfriend and I went to the Crusade at Angel Stadium, and after hearing Pastor Greg Laurie give the gospel message, we both walked down on the field and asked God to forgive us of our sins and to come into our lives as Lord and Savior. And boy did He! We got married one week later, and have been growing in our walks with Christ ever since. Since we were saved we have attended Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, a total of 23 years. In 2003 I came on staff with Pastor Greg Laurie as one of the Crusade Directors, and have had the privilege of working with thousands of pastors all across the US. In 2014 I was called to associate pastor at Harvest, serving as the satellite campus pastor, at Harvest Woodcrest in Riverside CA. I also started and coordinated the Harvest Excel Men’s ministry for 8 years.
I have always been a SoCal resident, having grown up in Southern California my entire life. Before I came on staff at Harvest I was self-employed, having my own carpet cleaning business and trucking company.
In 2014 God began to give me a desire to plant a Church. After 3 years of much patience and prayer, God gave me the ‘where’ and ‘when.’ It took three years to prepare the way He would lead me to go.
My family and I are very excited and count it a privilege to be called to Life Point Church in Oceanside, and call this Home.
- Born in: 1971
- Birthplace: San Bernardino, CA
- Pastor since: 2014
- Previous work: Harvest Crusades Director/Harvest Campus Pastor
- Favorite verses: Joshua 1:8, Galations 2:20
- Married to: Shannon
- Married since: 1994
- Children: Trever, Christina, and Heather
- Hobbies: Spending time with my family, Camping, boating, air chairing