Nathan M Rehn
A graduate of Cedarville University and Capital Bible Seminary, Pastor Nate has a BA and an M.Div.
He has been the pastor of FBCM since April 1997.
Pastor Nate's passion is to preach the Word. He has been preaching for more than thirty years, and it is his calling from God. From a human standpoint, the people who have influenced him the most were his childhood pastor, Merle Booth, then Jack Keep and Jim Holmes. In college Robert Gromacki gave him a love for Greek, and James Grier a passion for thoughtful Biblical theology. In seminary Homer Heater imparted a deep appreciation for Hebrew, and Richard Taylor increased Nate's love of Greek. Over many years John MacArthur, John Piper, Mark Dever, Albert Mohler, and RC Sproul have been a great inspiration to pastor Nate.
Opening and teaching God's Word is Nathan Rehn's life long obsession.
He is blessed to be married to a great woman, Charlotte, now for 37 years. They have nine children, six are married, and they have nine grandchildren, living on three continents. By God's grace, all of their children are walking with the Lord.
God has blessed his family greatly!
Psalm 127 is one of pastor Nate's top 150 favorite Psalms:
“A SONG OF ASCENTS. OF SOLOMON.
Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.
Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.”
(Psalms 127:0–5 ESV)
Amy Gilbert was born and raised here in Monterey, and has attended FBC since she was in the nursery. She attended Monterey Penninsula College and graduated with an associates whose emphasis is in Social Studies.
As the office administrator, she works on the communication within and about the church.
Pastor Nathan Rehn, Elder Eugene Williams, Elder Chairman
Igor Danilyuk, Deacon Andrey Ilyich D., Deacon
Viveka Barnes Nelli Danilyuk