“Because Jesus is risen, the Gospel renews, unites and compels us.”

The Gospel renews us. 

The Gospel message is the good news about the redemptive work of God, restoring and renewing all that is broken in this world. We are renewed in how we relate to God, to each other and creation itself. In the Gospel, we find true life, purpose, meaning, and hope.

“Behold, I am making all things new.” (Revelation 21:5)

The Gospel unites us. 

The Gospel unites imperfect people from different backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities into the family of God. We believe in the beautiful diversity and incredible unity in Christ.

“Behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb…” (Revelation 7:9)

The Gospel compels us. 

The Gospel gives us a calling bigger than ourselves to love and serve the good of the world. We serve our families, communities, marketplaces & cities through our God-given talents, resources, goods, time and passions.

“You are the salt of the earth and you are the light of the world. ” (Matthew 5:13-14)



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Martin is a San Diego native. He received a B.A. from Cal State San Marcos and a Masters in Theological Studies from Bethel Seminary San Diego. His ministry experience includes 10 years as the Area Director of San Diego North Young Life and 3 years as an intern with the Harbor Church Planting Network. His experiences groomed and led him to plant and pastor RISEN Church. RISEN was planted on April 2, 2016. Martin is married to Angela and they have two daughters (Addison is 7 & Isabelle is 3).



The Management team provides oversight, accountability, and direction for the Pastor and local leadership. 

  • Matt Heinricy
  • Kevin Davenport
  • Greg Loy
  • Luke Crosby
  • Matt Alman


The Vision team works alongside the pastor and staff to strategically accomplish the vision of Risen church. Their main focus is on three areas at Risen: 1) Language & Culture, 2) Finances, & 3) Systems and Processes

  • Kevin Davenport
  • Greg Loy
  • Kim Andranovich
  • Jennifer Cooluris
  • Marcus Curtis


The staff lead various ministry teams and are responsible for recruiting, training and developing volunteers. 

  • Angela Cachero: Music/ Band
  • Kirsten Loy: Connections & Small Groups
  • Nichole Mays: Children’s Program
  • Jessica Thompson: Women’s Ministry
  • Travis Agustin: Men’s Ministry
  • Caitlyn Gajo: Mercy Ministry
  • Jessica Delgado (Young Life partnership): High School Program


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