We are excited to introduce our new hire, Jeff! Please read his bio to learn more about who he is and about his positions in the church.
My name is Jeffrey Rodas from Hacienda Heights and I am the Worship Leader of Emmaus Church.
How did you hear about Emmaus?
I heard about Emmaus Church through Tony Gomez, a graduate from LABI College, the college I am currently attending. Tony reached out to our campus pastor in search for a worship leader. She spoke with me about the position and connected me with Pastor Lamont.
Your role at Emmaus
My role as Worship Leader is to Lead and develop a worship ministry capable of providing an inspiring and engaging worship experience every service. A worship experience that encourages the church to enter into corporate and personal worship, glorify God, and usher people into his presence.
How has God prepared you for this position?
Music is in my blood. All the way from my grandparents to my parent’s music has been passed down to each generation. I’ve been serving in music ministry since I was the age of 14. I started to play and sing in the worship team at the church my grandfather pastored. God called me and my three brothers into music ministry, formed a worship group, and ministered in worship for many years at camps in California, Arizona, Youth conventions, and General Assembly conventions within the Church of God. When my father was called to ministry I was placed as the worship leader at his church and I served there in the music ministry. I am currently at LABI College finishing my Associates in Bible and Ministry. I have served there every semester on the worship teams leading, playing, learning and growing to better myself as a musician, worshipper, and to better teach others and guide them as they grow.
What are you most looking forward to during your time at church?
What I am most looking forward to is the entire experience. I have never been part of a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-generational church. I’ve always been used to predominantly all Hispanic people churches. Although I have been to many churches to minster I have never been part of a church that is so diverse. I look forward to connecting with the Emmaus Family in Santa Ana, be a part of the outreach in this community, and bring a new lively worship experience that can connect each one of us together and to the heavenly Father.
Anything else you'd like to share?
On my free time, I like to spend time with friends and family. I also love food; I love to try new and exciting places, and will try almost anything. My hobbies would be writing music, playing sports with friends, reading comic books (I’m a huge Batman fan) and watching movies. I really Love COFFEE!!!