J. Alan & Maria Mendoza
NextGen Pastors

J. Alan and his wife Maria are both natives of Colorado. Getting to know them, you quickly discover their passion and heart for the next generation. J. Alan graduated with a degree in Theological Studies and Church Ministries at Christ Missions College in 2013, soon after embarking on his five-year journey serving as a full-time youth pastor in San Antonio, Texas.

Having reached a pivotal point at age 14, he came to know Christ after being healed from stage 4 Hodgkins Lymphoma. After experiencing God’s healing power over his life, he knew that God had a greater purpose for him, thus beginning his journey with Christ. From that day forward, he committed his life to sharing the hope of Jesus with the world.

His devotion toward God and strong charisma have given him credibility, enabling himto further connect with students and lead them into a growing relationship with Jesus. His continual ability to communicate the Gospel through his use of humor and creativity, has made him a sought out speaker for youth camps and conferences. Also, J. Alan’s ongoing passion for leadership development, has granted him the opportunity to mentor youth workers by helping them grow healthy youth ministries in their region.

On his downtime, he enjoys spending time with his wife, watching movies, music, fishing, exploring new restaurants, and spending time with his friends and family.