Gene has been the senior pastor at Eastside Christian Church in Anaheim, California since October of 2008. He is a gifted leader with a passion for following Christ and a love for people. Gene coaches church leaders around the world on how to lead churches through healthy change. He has served as lead pastor at Willow Creek Community Church as well as Central Christian Church in Las Vegas, Nevada, which grew from 450 to 8,000 in weekly services. He has also co-authored the book “How to Change Your Church Without Killing It.” He is husband to Barbara and father of three.