Dr. Jeremy McGarity
Pastor Jeremy is proud of his Lakeside and East County roots having grown up a huge Padres and Chargers fan. After a 10 year minor league baseball career with the St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers and Duluth-Superior Dukes ended with an injury in 1998, Pastor Jeremy graduated from San Diego Christian with honors in 1999. He earned a B.A. degree with an emphasis in Biblical Exposition. He went on to earn two Masters Degrees from Haggard Graduate School of Theology at Azusa Pacific University. In 2001, he earned an M.A. degree in Religion with an emphasis in Theology and Ethics. In 2005, he earned the Master of Divinity degree. In 2016, Jeremy earned a Doctorate in Church Growth and Multiplication from Talbot School of Theology at BIOLA University in Los Angeles, CA. His passion is to give people the Word of God in easy to understand language. He likes to say he'll give you something on Sunday you can use on Monday.
Ben Barnes grew up in Carlsbad, CA in a military family. A musician since the age of four, he developed a passion for bass guitar and began playing in his local church during high school - a passion which would lead him to the worship team at Seven Church during his college years. Ben earned a B.A. in Philosophy & Theology with a minor in music from Point Loma Nazarene University graduating in 2011 alongside his wife Melanie, a physical therapist. Ben is proud to serve as Administrative Pastor on the team at Seven Church and has been with the staff since 2015.
Jason was born in a small Chicago Suburb and has spent most of his life in Southern California. He has been self-employed since 1996 with an entrepreneurial mindset which he also enjoys being able to use to reach the community and people for God. Jason married his bride Jules in 1999 and they have 5 children. Jason and his family moved to San Diego in 2007 to help plant Seven Church, and has a deep passion and blessing that is in line with the vision of Seven…to help people find and follow Jesus seven days a week.
Ryan was born and raised in California’s central valley, in a small town in the mountains called Auberry. He found God at his home church, and started playing guitar on the worship team. He has a B.A. in Music Composition from California State University: Fresno. He has been married to his beautiful wife Colleen since 2015.