The Father's House is all about people encountering the reality of God. This shapes all of our core values, which in turn determine everything we do.
As we invest our lives in these core values with a spirit of excellence and generosity, we believe God will continue to build a strong local church that will make a difference.
Dave and Donna Patterson are the Lead and Founding Pastors of The Father's House in Northern California where the church community started with 8 people, in the living room, and is currently 7,000 people in 3 cities. Pastors Dave and Donna have over 30 years’ experience in leading worship, teaching, and pastoring. They also lead The Father’s House Network (related Churches) and speak at conferences nationally and internationally. Their passion is to see people encounter the reality of God and the Body of Christ to experience new levels of God’s presence through worship.
Joseph and Tosha Zwanziger have a heart to see the worship of the local church excel both spiritually and technically. They are some of the main songwriters at the church, and Joseph has produced several of the church's worship albums including "Pages” (Tosha's debut solo project) and "Shine On Us", Joseph and Tosha's live worship album. Joseph is also co-author of the book "Lessons for the Worship Team", with Pastor Dave Patterson and serves as Production Director, overseeing weekend services and major events. Joseph and Tosha married in 2007, and have two boys – Cohen and Iver.
Tim Nalley has been involved in ministry since his early teens, over 30 years. Tim and his wife Kim came to The Father's House in 1997, and he served as Kids Pastor for many years. Tim became the Napa Campus Pastor when TFH launched a second campus, then began serving as the Small Group Pastor in 2011. His desire is to help people discover their unique gifting and purpose, and find their place in the body of Christ through service and small groups. Tim and Kim were married in 1985, and have three children (all married) and three grandchildren.
Mark Sligar came to The Father's House in 2007, and has experience in every area of church ministry and church life. Mark has over 30 years of church business experience specializing in church administration, risk management, and business consulting. He was the Administrative Resources Director for Ministers Fellowship International, and prior to that was the Business Administrator for City Bible Church in Portland, OR. Mark's wife Brenda has years of experience ministering to young children and teens, as well as teaching kindergarten. Mark and Brenda married in 1981, and have four children (two married) and five grandchildren.
Raymond Beaty has been in ministry since 1982, and has served in various areas at The Father's House since he and his wife Kim began attending in 2007. With a genuine heart for social justice, he now leads our ever-expanding community outreach ministry: Adopt-a-Block and Adopt-a-School ministries, Vacaville and Napa Storehouses, an after-school program at the Vacaville Mariposa Center, and a Graffiti Abatement program for the city of Vacaville. He also leads our annual, week-long "We Love Our City" event, bringing hundreds of volunteers together to serve the local community. Raymond and Kim were married in 1978, and they have two children (both married) and four grandchildren.
Tim and Robyn Bittle married in 2004 and have two children. They first attended The Father's House in 2002. In 2005, they began serving in the youth ministry and in 2010, they were added to the team as full time youth pastors. During their tenure, they've seen the youth ministry grow from 50 to over 600 at three campuses. They're passionate about raising up young leaders in this generation and consider it an honor to be called to such a noble task. They also oversee TFH Young Adults, the Encounter Generation Conference, and Life Change retreats. Tim also owns and operates “Bittle and Associates”, a successful local real estate practice.
Jon Sibug came to The Father's House, appropriately, through a small group. He has served in many areas of ministry since then, helping people get connected to God and into life-giving relationships. As the Church Online pastor, he and his team host several online services a week, providing chat and prayer for people around the globe. Jon has a degree in Religious Studies from the University of California at Berkeley, and also teaches alongside his wife Faith at Woodland Christian High School. Jon and Faith married in 2011, and have one child.
Wil Lake has over 20 years of ministry and business leadership experience. He began serving at The Father's House in 2010, and looks forward to reaching more people in the Napa Valley. Wil also serves as Leadership Development Pastor, overseeing training and release of people called to lead, and leads Marketplace Ministry, encouraging businesspeople to see their business as ministry, instilling faith and vision for greater levels of success and influence. Wil and his wife Autumn are involved in Marriage Ministry, and Autumn loves ministering to, teaching, and strengthening women, encouraging them to reach their full potential. Wil and Autumn married in 1984, and have four children (one married) and two grandchildren.
Shane Guy has served at The Father's House since 2000 as a worship leader, and with his wife, Jamie, as young-adult pastors. After moving to Missouri to help with a church plant, they returned to Vacaville in 2011 to once again serve on the worship and leadership teams. In 2012 Shane began serving as the Sunday Night Service Pastor. Shane is passionate about the local church and having people experience the presence of God. Jamie loves ministering to women, encouraging them in the area of prayer and hearing God's voice. Shane and Jamie married in 1997, and have three children.
Myles Weiss has been in ministry since 1988. He came to The Father's House in 2003, and was added to the team in 2012 as pastor of Jewish Ministries. Myles grew up in a Conservative Jewish home in NYC, complete with kosher observance, Hebrew school and a Bar mitzvah celebration. When he accepted Yeshua/Jesus as Lord and Savior, he quickly earned a dual BA in Ministerial Arts and Biblical Counseling, and later a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. After serving in the nations, Myles and his wife Katharine were called by God to Jewish ministry. Currently they also lead the Messianic congregation Beth Shalom in Novato, CA, host the TV program "Zola Levitt Presents", and lead three annual tours to Israel with the Levitt ministry. Myles and Katharine married in 1986, and have two children.
Peter and Heather Stow have over 20 years of Kids Ministries experience between them, having served in The Father's House Kids Ministries since the early 2000's as young teens. Heather came to The Father's House with her family in 1997, and Peter began attending in 2001. After moving temporarily to Missouri to help launch Kids Ministries in a church plant, they returned to Vacaville and were added to the team as Kids Pastors. They believe kids have a call from God on their life NOW, and want to help them grow in those giftings and learn to hear and respond to God's voice from a young age. Peter and Heather married in 2007, and have two children.
Care Pastors directly assist staff pastors in serving and overseeing major ministries of The Father's House. Care Pastors have a heart for people and a desire to see them healed from their past, grow in spiritual gifts, and find involvement in the church.