Inspiring among all peoples an overflowing joy in God through Jesus Christ
Pastor Nick Braito

Position & Ministry Description:  As an elder and pastor, Nick preaches and teaches before our church family, seeks to care for our church members, and works to promote both local and global outreach.

Nick's Vision:  Nick longs to see people of all nations know, worship, and delight in God.

Family Information:  Nick and his wife Talanta were married in 1994 and have four children.

Favorite Quote:  Nick has been inspired by the faith of Hudson Taylor as seen in quotes such as these:

  • "Unless there is an element of risk in our exploits for God, there is no need for faith."
  • "I have found that there are three stages in every great work of God: first it is impossible, then it is difficult, then it is done."
  • "God's work, done in God's way, will never lack God's supply."

Church History:  Nick and his wife became a part of Neighborhood Church in August 1994. Nick officially joined the church staff in August 2007.

Previous Ministry Experience & Education:

  • OMF International (1997 to 2007)
  • Certificate of Graduate Studies (1996), Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX
  • M.A. Education (1992), Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • B.S. Mathematics (1990), Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA