Worship Pastors

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“Leave a Legacy”
Ricky Garcia, Cooper City Campus

Hometown: New York, Manhattan
Hobbies: playing basketball, watching movies, writing music, being a Father
Favorite Movie: Transformers, First Night, Black Sheep
Favorite Food: Italian, Chicken Francese
Favorite Book of the Bible: James
What are your strengths? encouraging people
What are your weaknesses? dealing with finances
Favorite quote: “Leave A Legacy”
What books have changed your life? Bible, 90 mins in heaven by Don Piper
What do you like the most about leading worship in your Campus? having a team to help with tech, design, and not having to set up
Most shocking experience while leading worship? singing in a different key than what the band was playing
Favorite praise/worship song: “Everything Glorious” “Worship Medley” Israel Houghton
What gives you the greatest joy in being a leader? that people get to see my heart through my leadership
Who made the biggest influence in your life as a worship pastor? Pastor Nestor Hernandez, Israel Houghton, Marcus Witt
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? leading worship at FRC and hopefully one of the teaching pastors.

Ricky’s Blog

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Brian Fuller Worship Pastor FRC Sawgrass

“When you help someone up a hill, you find yourself closer to the top”
Brian Fuller, Sawgrass Campus

Hometown: Fort Campbell, Kentucky(Cincinnati,Oh area)
Hobbies: Cooking, Aquariums, Building stuff
Favorite Movie: Star Wars/ Wille Wonka and The Chocolate Factory
Favorite Food: Everything but Beef Liver
Favorite Book of the Bible: Proverbs
What are your strengths: Creativity and precision
What are your weaknesses: organization and being quite
Favorite quote: “When you help someone up a hill, you find yourself closer
to the top.” Anonymous
What books have changed your life: Bible, Professional Cooking
What do you like the most about leading worship in your Campus: Seeing God use random people to change lives for the good.
Most shocking experience while leading worship: playing “All For Love” in
3/4 Time…no one is quite sure what really went wrong!!!
Favorite praise/worship song: Jesus Paid It All
What gives you the greatest joy in being a leader: Knowing that change is
always around the corner:)
Who made the biggest influence in your life as a worship pastor: Allen
DiStefano
Where do you see yourself in 10 years: Flamingo Road Church Nashville!!!!

Brian’s Blog

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I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”

Vaughn Biggs, Cooper City Worship Pastor

Hometown: Queens, NY
Hobbies: I enjoy writing music, traveling, meeting new people, playing singing,
boating, anything that has to do with ocean activities lol
Favorite Movies: I cant think of my favorite movie right now, but when I have time I like to watch Punked, extreme home makeover, NBA basket ball, runs house, cribs
My favorite food is Sushi
My favorite book in the bible is Proverbs & Psalms
My strengths are encouraging, loyalty
My weakness is not being able to say NO, I’m learning
My favorite quote is: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me
Books: Rich dad poor dad, Purpose driven life, all you need to know about
the music business.
My campus: I like the diversity, I like the fact that we have are own
building
A shocking experience leading worship was back in the day when I would wear suits, I sang the whole service with a huge rip in my pants that was a day I
will never forget.
My favorite praise and worship song is: to worship you I live, and some
other songs that I cant think of at this time.
The great joy in being a leader is to see potential and gifts in people and
help bring them to life.
Israel Huaghton has had a huge influence in my life as a worship leader,
also Darlene Zscech and the whole Hillsong crew
In ten years I see my self happily married with a few kids, a more anointed
worship leader, a greater leader, a Grammy award winning singer songwriter,
and have mentored/ developed at least 10 up and coming worship leaders.

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“Victory can be achieved only through the relentless pursuit of excellence”
Marc Millan, Hallandale Beach Campus

Hometown: The Bronx, New York
Hobbies: Creating music, football, and playing Guitar and mixing things up !!
Favorite Movie: The “original” Matrix
Favorite Food: Steak! (Cooked medium well)
Favorite Singer: Gavin Gegraw
Favorite band: TobyMac “Diverse City” Band
Favorite Book of the Bible: Psalms
What are your strengths: Passion, Communication, music , encouragement
What are your weaknesses: Impatience, frustration, last minute changes and letting passion get the best of me.
Favorite quote:I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle-victorious.” Vince Lombardi-
What books have changed your life: Purpose driven life-Rick Warren, What is takes to be #1: Vince Lombardi on Leadership, 21 Irrefutable laws of Leadership-Maxwell.
What do you like the most about leading worship in your Campus: Finding a way for someone to feel ‘free” enough to let go and Worship God with all of their heart, that is always awesome.
Most shocking experience while leading worship: Singing my heart out in the bridge of a song then realizing after the song that my wireless mic was turned off the whole time.
Favorite praise/worship song: “Salvation is here” Hillsong-
What gives you the greatest joy in being a leader: To see how through God’s help I was able to contribute to someone believing in themselves and watch them grow in life, in music and in ministry.
Who made the biggest influence in your life as a Worship Pastor: My father- Rosario Millan, Pastors Brian Fuller and Ricky Garcia.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years: Finding a way to remain valuable to my team and still innovate new Worship ideas, maybe leading a regional area within our 50 campuses?

Where I Blog

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“I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends”

Ricardo Ballesteros, Spanish Worship Pastor

Hometown: El Salvador, Central America
Hobbies: listen and play music, watching movies with my wife, computers, anything that has to do with technology.
Favorite Movie: Spiderman, Batman, Men of Honor.
Favorite Food: Steak, Salvadorian Food and Italian food.
Favorite Book of the Bible: Romans, Love it.
My strengths: leadership, musician, friendship.
My weaknesses: impatient my biggest!, impulsive.
Favorite quote: I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends. Abraham Lincoln
What books have changed your life: Purpose driven church-Warren, Your better life now – Joel Osteen, Next Generation Leader – Andy Stanley
What do you like the most about leading worship in your Campus: See people connecting with God’s presence, singing out loud the songs.
Most shocking experience while leading worship: I have 12 years doing this so I have a few of them, but here is one, was playing the piano and suddenly the stand broke and the piano hit the floor in front of everybody!
Favorite praise/worship song: From the inside out-Hillsong
What gives you the greatest joy in being a leader: help others and see them grow because of your help
Who made the biggest influence in your life as a worship pastor: Juan Carlos Alvarado
Where do you see yourself in 10 years: Leading as a campus pastor

Ricardo’s Blog

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“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.”

Genie Mokher, Doral Worship Pastor

Hometown: Miami, FL
Hobbies: Writing music, watching movies (the good ones), Doing anything outside, hanging and laughing with friends, meeting new people
Favorite Movie: Forrest Gump, Garden State, Office Space
Favorite Food: Sushi, Chipotle, Thai food
Favorite Book of the Bible: James
What are your strengths: Encouragement, creativity, adaptability!!!
What are your weaknesses: I tend to be a bit un-organized and somewhat bad at administrative things (typical musician)
Favorite quote:
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.”
-Jesus
What books have changed your life: The Bible; “Crazy Love” by Francis Chan; “Praise Habit” by David Crowder
What do you like the most about leading worship in your Campus: I love knowing God is using me to point people to Him. I love to watch people worship God with no fear and no inhibitions. TRULY AMAZING
Most shocking experience while leading worship: My first Sunday at the Doral campus I feel and broke my guitar. Thank goodness it was during rehearsal. I will NEVER forget that moment.
Favorite praise/worship song: How He Loves Us -Jesus Culture
Mighty To Save -Hillsong
What gives you the greatest joy in being a leader:
See people get it and begin to take initiative and lead on their own.  SO COOL!
Who made the biggest influence in your life as a worship pastor: Dr. Marvin McKisick (one of my professors from college who helped me fall in love with ALL types of music and using it to worship God) Matt Benson (a worship pastor I worked for who truly lived a life of worship)
Where do you see yourself in 10 years: singing and playing my heart out for Jesus (hopefully way better at guitar and piano… day by day ☺)

Genie’s Blog

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‘The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.’ Job 1:21

Josué David Santos Calderón, Lima, Peru Campus

Hometown: Lima, Peru
Hobbies: Skateboarding
Favorite Movie: Point Break with Keanu Reeves
Favorite Food: Causa limeña, Sanguchón Campesino, KFC
Favorite Book of the Bible: Job
What are your strengths: music and creativity
What are your weaknesses: pride, discipline.
Favorite quote: ‘The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.’ Job 1:21
What books have changed your life: Bible
What do you like the most about leading worship in your Campus: See the faces of people praising God with joy week by week
Most shocking experience while leading worship: Start singing ‘Baptized’ with the guitar amp off.
Favorite praise/worship song: I am free
What gives you the greatest joy in being a Worship Pastor? There’s nothing better than use your talent to praise God, i felt really honored.
Who made the biggest influence in your life as a worship pastor: My grandfather and my parents.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years: Leading worship or playing with a band, wherever God takes me. With some kids, producing and recording some artists, hopefully playing G3🙂 In 20 years: i would love to play beebop in some jazz club with the friends.

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Nathan Castlberry, Pensacola Worship Pastor

(more coming soon)

12 responses to “Worship Pastors

  1. Danny Vega

    i love u guys, you guys have beeen so aswom to me and have just help me grow in everyway, u guys are aswom persons and just keep doing what u guys do.thank so much

    many blessings
    D.V

  2. Heather T

    I will second Fuller on the FRC Nashville, maybe even Knoxville!!! Go God!!

  3. Yay Magteam! Yay Blog! Yay Blogging Magteam!
    Here’s a Magteam blog poem for my homies:

    Being alone can sure be a drag
    So come be a part of this team we call MAG
    It brings much excitement you’ll never get bored
    What better thing to do than worship our LORD
    Better than American Idol and also Star Search
    Is this blessed, talented team at Flamingo Road Church
    We burn to hear His praise sung by all of creation
    Just in case no one told you MAG is Magnification

    🙂 Love you all…………………..

    -Pamela

  4. I don’t believe any experience has impacted, challenged, and grown me more than the opportunity to serve with you all. I am weekly mentored by individuals who pour into the creative, musical, technical, and spiritual areas of my life (wether you know it or not) and are a huge part of the future of my life in music. You all are a part of my purpose being completed and there is no greater gift then that. Thank you all Allen, Ricky, Heredes, Fuller, Vaughn, Cristian…but thank you isn’t enough so let my life reflect what words can not.
    Hah and Fuller you’re the best to learn from when mistakes come😉 “all for love” will always be to slow for us now!

  5. Rafael Bracho

    Hey guys, i’m very very glad to have this oportunity to be part of mag team…i’m feeling embraced by a family, God’s family!!!
    I want to grow in this environment, every person i have met has been an amazing experience, which is a new awesome time for me!!! thank you God …
    Stay that way buddyes, you’re doing great

  6. kylejohnson

    you guys rock

  7. Kyle Johnson rocks out too! On the dance floor!

  8. Janely Ramos

    You guys are so passionate and amazing in everything you do for FRC. You are all the best encouragers that I know. And even when your lives are so hectic, you guys still take the time to think about other people’s needs before your own. I admire that. Thanks Guys.

  9. Que lindo, leer el corazón de cada Ministro. Yo creo que de aca a diez años, todos estaran mas viejitos, y con mucho fruto, y con un buen legado. Dios los bendiga mas a todos ustedes

  10. kerlyne

    am i blogging, i’m so confused🙂

  11. Jonathan R

    u guys rockkk! thank u for all the things u have taught us !!! God bless!

  12. Wonderful blog and really assists with learning the article much better.

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