High School: Atwater High School (Falcon Pride!)
College: Fresno State, National University, Liberty University
Degrees Earned: Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Arts in Theology
Starbucks Order: Coffee, black (because he’s an adult)
Favorite Podcasts: Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast, Watermark’s Church Leadership Podcast, Harris Creek Baptist Church Sermon Audio
Favorite Books: Simple Church by Thom Rainer, Spirit of the Disciplines by Dallas WIllard, Know What You’re For by Jeff Henderson
Pastor Peter started at FBH in July of 2018 as the Senior Pastor; he has managed to remain in the role ever since. The main parts of his job are to listen to God, shape the church and staff culture, communicate biblical truth, cast clear vision, develop leaders, and connect with the community. He also helps build the church website. His vision for FBH is to see our congregation grow into one that embodies our mission statement, “Love God, Love People, Serve the World.”
Pastor Peter is a Central Valley kid at heart; growing up in Atwater and graduating from Fresno State cemented the love of the greatest valley in the world into his heart. He met his bride, Sarah (formerly Bergstrom) when they were in college and had the good sense to marry her as quickly as he could in 2007. His first kid came two years later in 2009, then again in 2010, then again in 2012, then again in 2014, then again in 2016. Also, they are all boys, so if you’re ever in his neighborhood feel free to stop by to make sure nothing is on fire.
Peter was a youth pastor at Selma FBC straight out of college before becoming a teacher for a year. He realized his disdain for reading and correcting essays and went to be a Youth Pastor at High Desert Church for five years before answering God’s call to shepherd the congregation at FBH. When he isn’t working he likes being in the mountains, reading books, and spending time with his family.