Leadership

“We are governed by Christ through his undershepherds”

Pastor Jehad El Karaki

Since coming to the doctrines of grace in 2014, Jehad has joyfully and faithfully served Christ’s church. Called to the ministry in 2015, Jehad was discipled and then served as a preacher and teacher, gifted brother, and then pastoral intern under Pastor Steve Marquedant at our sister church, Sovereign Grace Reformed Baptist Church in Ontario, CA. On March 7, 2021, Centinela Baptist Church unanimously called Jehad to the pastorate, which he gladly accepted. Now he labors for Christ and His Kingdom here in Lawndale, with much thanksgiving for the mentoring and fulfillment of Ministry by retired Pastor Larry Smith. Jehad is married to his lovely wife Delia and is currently working on his MDiv at Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary. He greatly enjoys discussing theology, fellowship with the brethren, and loves grilling.
If you would like to contact Pastor El Karaki, his personal email address is pastorelkaraki@centinela-rbc.com.