James Valencia was born and raised in Southern California. He pursued a degree in Business Administration at Cal State Fullerton and studied at Rockbr... Read moreidge Seminary. After working in the corporate world, he found his way to Saddleback when he promised his aunt to attend a service as her Christmas present. That was the day James said yes to God and discovered that he was called to serve in ways he never thought possible. Fast forward 10 years, and he is now the pastor of Saddleback Rancho Capistrano. James is passionate about encouraging and shepherding others in their relationship with Christ. He also finds great joy when people understand that they belong to God’s family and no longer have to walk through life alone. When he’s not at work, you’ll most likely find James spending time at the beach or Disneyland with his wife Melanie and their twins, Piper and Phoebe. He enjoys engaging in a good theological debate, but don’t ever challenge him on Disney trivia. This fanatic has a collection of memorabilia that would impress Walt himself.
Welcome to Saddleback
We are one church in many locations. Saddleback is a place where you can meet new friends, discover your life’s purpose, and learn how to live a life that has a lasting impact. Life isn’t meant to be lived alone...join us this weekend!
If you live in or near Dana Point check out our off-site venue at the Dana Point Yacht Club. Click here to learn more.