Darian (Lead Pastor), originally from Trenton, New Jersey, moved to Southern California with his then single mom. Shortly after their move, Darian’s mom married a man who loved the Lord. This is when Darian met Jesus. While in high school Darian heard the call of God for his life: to raise up and release leaders within the church. Since then Darian has been on three pastoral teams: The first in Walnut, California, the second in Chino, California and most recently in Denver, Colorado. It was while in Denver, Darian along with his lovely wife Kinessha of 19 years and their three amazing kids, Ezekiel, Olivia and Ethan, answered God’s call for them to return to Chino, California and launch Upward Call Church. Darian’s passion and enthusiasm for life comes through in all he does, whether it’s preaching the gospel, playing (or watching) various sports, winning at Scrabble or riding his Harley, he believes that Jesus is the center of it all!
Kinessha is a native of California and the middle of five kids. Her relationship with the Lord began at an early age as she grew up in the church. Kinessha’s journey with Jesus started with worship and has allowed her to walk through many doors of ministry, specifically to women. Kinessha has played significant roles of leadership in women’s ministry for many years as she has worked along side her husband, Darian in ministry for nearly 20 years. Kinessha not only enjoys singing but loves preaching God’s word, finding the best pastry shops in town, winning at Scrabble and laughing with friends. Kinessha believes that true freedom and joy are only found in Jesus.
Elders And Deacons
I am a college student who loves Jesus. I am passionate about making the name of Jesus known and exalting who He is. I love worship and all things music. And I can’t wait to see all the Lord has for us.
ROBERT AND KRISTEN ROARK
We love Jesus and are passionate about loving and caring for His people. We have been married for 18 years. We are excited to see what the Lord will continue to do in us and those around us.
ISAAK AND DENISE AYALA
We love the Lord and want to give Him our best! We are originally from Bakersfield and have been married for 2 years.
I am a mom to 3 amazing kids, a licensed marriage and family therapist and former missionary. I have learned to appreciate all the Lord has done in my life and look forward to all He will do.
I am originally from the Midwest. A small town in Michigan, to be exact. A few of the joys of my life, include: coffee, traveling (anywhere!), giving gifts to those I love & seeing people walk into freedom found only in Jesus. Welcome to our church!
I love Jesus! I love the freedom Jesus has brought me. I enjoy watching others find freedom and walk in it.