Elders and Wives

Israel Gomez, David Shade, and Steve Zietlow currently serve as the Elders at Branches Church Fullerton

  • 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 completed locally at CSUF and he earned his MA from Talbot School of Theology. Israel was ordained in 2007 and joined Acts 29 in 2017. He planted Branches in 2016, convinced that God has people He wants to save in the city. Israel loves his family, the church, and the power of the gospel to save. 

  • David and Crystal Shade

    David and his wife Crystal have been married for 15 years and live in east Whittier with their two young boys. David served as a youth pastor for a total of twelve years including the time he spent at Twin Rivers Baptist Church in Oregon where he served as Pastor to Youth and Families. He has been with Branches Church since its inception. 

  • 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 completed his graduate work at Biola University. He was ordained as a Pastor at Mars Hill Church Orange County.