MEET the Sanctuary team
Dr. Rod Collins
Rod is the founding bi-vocational pastor of Sanctuary Church. He is formerly the teaching pastor at the Packing House in Redlands and the founder of their Saturday Night Life services. He was also their founding youth pastor. He has been a medical missionary traveling to over forty nations. Rod was the chaplain at Oral Roberts University and director of international missions. He is married to Kirstin and they have three grown sons.
Pastor Steve and Darnelle were married in 1979. They have two children: Tim and Lisa (deceased), five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Steve was the founding Pastor of Oasis Church where he served for 38 years. The Mason family came to Sanctuary in 2018. In 2019 Steve came on staff at Sanctuary as the Executive Pastor.
Lead Pastor of Sanctuary Hope City
Jim and his wife Darlene have six adult children. He has been at Sanctuary since 2019 and is the lead pastor of Sanctuary Hope City, our outreach campus in San Bernardino since 2016. Jim is also the chaplain at a private Christian school in Redlands. As a former division one athlete, he also coaches football there. On Sundays you'll find him helping to lead our elementary kids program.
Children's and Youth Pastor
Andrew graduated from Oak Valley College in 2021 with a Bachelor’s Degree in business. He has been at Sanctuary since 2016, first serving as an intern and now as our Children's and Middle School Pastor. He has a heart for helping the next generation find and follow Jesus. Andrew’s hobbies include photography, fishing, hanging out with friends, and playing frisbee golf.
Young Adult Pastor
John Michael Coleman
John Michael is a slave to Jesus Christ. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from California Baptist University. He has been blessed to serve in several facets of ministry including; youth, missions, camp, and special needs. He has been at Sanctuary since 2022 and serves as our Young Adult Pastor and on our NextGen team. His passions include reading and writing, photography, and anything outdoors.
Assistant to the Lead Pastor
and Head Administrator
Jillian has been married to her husband Drew since 2018. They have three children, Eleanor, Hudson, and Henrietta. Jillian has been a part of Sanctuary Church since 2007. In the past she has served in youth ministry and on the worship team. Now she is working on staff as Pastor Rod's Assistant, and the Head Administrator - which includes being the Volunteer Coordinator and the Event Planner.
Director of Bloom Women's Ministry
Kirstin Collins is married to Rod Collins, our Lead Pastor. They have three sons: Forrest, Garrett, and Jordan. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Long Beach State University and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. She has worked as a therapist in private, Christian settings and at Redlands Christian School. At Sanctuary, she was the founding Children’s Ministry Director for nursery-5th grade for 11 years. She is currently the leader of Bloom, Sanctuary’s Women’s Ministry. She loves books, nature, a good glass of iced tea, and good conversations.
Taps is from Zimbabwe and grew up an orphan at Saint Joseph’s orphanage and the Harare boys home. He graduated from the LA Institute of music and was celebrated as the top vocalist in the school. Taps has been a part of our worship team since 2008.
Worship and Tech Director
Nate and his wife Aly have been married since 2018, and together have two boys, Duke and Leif. He studied Studio Production at California Baptist University, and has been involved in music ministry since he was 12. In his free time, he enjoys all things music, reading theology, and board sports.
Marlana has been at Sanctuary since 2018 and been on staff since 2019. She is our Financial Administrator, however you’ll also see her involved with kids, youth, young adults and women's ministry. She is very passionate about young people and loves to serve the next generation!
Social Media Manager/Graphic Designer
Next Gen Leader
Jen and her husband Matt have been married since 2001. They have one adult daughter, Gemma. Jen has been at Sanctuary Church since 2008. She's the face behind all of our graphic design and social media accounts and loves all things creative. On Sundays you'll find her serving as the Preschool Lead for our NextGen department. With a background in child development and as a former PreK teacher, she has a passion for working with preschoolers and sharing the love of Jesus with them.
Ron and his wife Anita have been married for more than 60 years and have two children. Ron served as a lead pastor for 33 years and has a doctorate and double Masters Degree in theology. He teaches apologetics and church history at Community Christian College as well as serving as our men's pastor.
Sandra was born and raised in Beaumont and has three adult children (two sons, one daughter), and four grandchildren. She started attending Sanctuary January 2023 and she is our front desk receptionist