Who We Are
Find your place at the table and celebrate God’s goodness with us
A table is a sign of welcome and hospitality. When someone invites you to join them at their table, they’re inviting you into fellowship with them. It becomes a place of knowing, of being known, and of celebration. It’s no wonder that the table is a theme found throughout the Bible. Over and over, we read how God rescues his people and then sets a table for them to know him and be glad. This is seen most clearly when Jesus came to be a friend of sinners and the broken by joining them at a dinner table. He continues to do that still today. His cross brings desperate and lost people back into fellowship with him, and each week in worship he sets out a table and graciously welcomes us yet again.
As followers of Jesus, we want to display that same idea of gracious invitation and fellowship with him. We desire Redeemer to be a place where his celebration and hospitality are seen among us. Our times of gathering are intended to welcome all sorts of people: the weary, the doubting, the anxious and strugglers. Our table is open so that you too can know God and be known with honesty by others. We believe that fellowship with one another extends throughout the week as we support and welcome one another, even around each other’s ordinary tables. It doesn’t matter who you are or your background; there’s a place for you at our table. Come and take a seat with us.
Our logo summarizes our values by combining two images. The first is the image of a table set for dinner. Tables are places where celebration is held, fellowship is shared, and invitation is offered. It also reminds us that God extends all these to us when we come around his table each week. This brings us to the second image: that of a cross. The cross of Jesus alone opens our way into welcome and fellowship with God at his table. The grace that was shown to us at the cross is the same grace that calls us together and gives us every reason to celebrate.
Darrell has served as Redeemer’s senior pastor since 2005. He received his Master of Divinity from Knox Theological Seminary in Florida where he studied under Dr. R.C. Sproul. Darrell’s passion in ministry is to see lives transformed by the gospel of grace and to encourage and exhort both the members of the church and the community of Santa Rosa in Christ’s transformative reality. In addition to his pastoral duties, you can find Darrell working in his garden, making wine, or cheering on Manchester United.
Mike was called to serve at Redeemer in 2018. He received his Master of Divinity from Westminster Seminary California. Some of Mike’s deepest joys in ministry are seeing people grow in an understanding of the gospel and connecting it to the everyday moments of their lives. Outside of church, you can typically find him road cycling or mountain biking, exploring the redwoods with his family, or reading Wendell Berry.