Elders and Wives

The current Elders at Branches are Israel Gomez, David Shade, and Steve Zietlow. 

  • Israel and Becki Gomez

    Pastor Israel has been married to Becki since 1999. They have two high school aged children.  Israel has served in the local church for more than 20 years. His undergraduate work was done locally at CSUF and his MA is from Talbot School of Theology.  He was ordained in 2007 and joined Acts 29 in 2017.   He planted Branches in 2016, knows God has people He wants to save in the city. He loves his family, the church, and the power of the gospel to save. 

  • David and Crystal Shade

    Pastor David has been married to Crystal since 2004  and together they have two children. David manages specialty retail and he has an undergraduate degree from Biola University. 

  • Steve and Gina Zeitlow

    Pastor Steve has been married to Gina since 1995. They have two high school aged children. Steve has worked as an elementary school teacher for more than 20 years. He attended The Master's College for his undergraduate degree and and completed his graduate work at Biola University. He was ordained as a Pastor at Mars Hill Church Orange County.