MEET OUR TEAM!
Dr. Sean O’Neal, D.Min. State
Sean is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ and all that fulfills the mission of Jesus Christ. A student practitioner of intercultural ministry, urban missions, Pentecostalism, and church planting, his mind is busy most of the time. Bishop O’Neal has earned degrees from Lee University, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Westminster Theological Seminary. He has served in ministry as an urban missionary, youth pastor, church planter, lead pastor, State Youth and Discipleship Director and State Evangelism Director.
State Women's Discipleship Director
Shyrel is a brilliant leader having served in ministry in the New Jersey, Illinois, California-Nevada and DEL-MARVA-DC state and regional offices prior to leading the Women’s Discipleship Ministries in Arizona. Shyrel has also served as an urban missionary in Chicago and local church youth pastor in California and Michigan and enjoys discipling young women assisting them in fulfilling their dreams. The O’Neals have three amazing children, Sean Michael and wife Fiona, and Lauren.
David & Maria White, Youth & Discipleship Directors
David White, a pastor and ordained bishop, was appointed as State Youth & Discipleship Director of California-Nevada Church of God in August 2014. He serves alongside his wife Maria, the Girls Ministries Coordinator of California-Nevada.
He has pastored at the Porterville Church of God since April 2011, following an award-winning 17-year career in sports journalism that saw him write for the Fresno Bee, San Francisco Chronicle and New York Times. A Selma, CA. native, David gave his heart to the Lord at the Traver Church of God in April 1995, and soon answered the call to student ministries. He has served in ministry at Church of God in Grover Beach, Goshen, Dinuba and Hercules, and has volunteered at state summer camps for more than 15 years. He currently writes a Sunday sports column for The Fresno Bee and contracts to The Evangel magazine.
Maria White is a Traver, CA. native who spent most of her childhood and young adult years attending the Traver Church of God, where she accepted Christ as a teenager and was called to youth ministry at a Church of God teen summer camp in Oakhurst in 1991. An educator, Maria has served as Children's Pastor at the Church of Gods in Porterville and Hercules.
David and Maria were married Feb. 21, 1998 and have three children -- Elise, David and Ethen.
Johnny Taylor, Ministerial Development Director
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STATE COUNCIL (L TO R)
Administrative Bishop Dr. Sean O’Neal, Bob Proctor, Shannon Fannin, David White, Tobey Montgomery, Dennis Adams, Phil Patterson, Steve Grandy, Sergio Acedo and Johnny Taylor. Not pictured: Johnny Bunch.
Dr. Sue Webb
Spirit Care Director
Dr. Sue Webb has served as senior Pastor of the Chapel of Praise Church of God in Santa Paula, CA for the past 12 years. She began her ministry at the age of 15 and accepted her first pastoral appointment in 1972. She holds a Masters and Doctor of Ministry degree from California Graduate School of Theology in Pasadena, California.
She has served as Chaplain to the Southern California Motion Picture Council and is currently serving s a part of the Ministry Emphasis Group from the Division of Discipleship Board for the Church of God.
Dr. Webb, with the support and partnership of her husband, James, has serves as Spirit Care Director since 2006 where she coordinates ministry events for our retired ministers and widows.