Forest Weiland

Forest Weiland

Forest Weiland

Pastor/Elder

Where did you grow up?
Redding, California

What's your family like?
Awesome. My wife is very outgoing, loves to cook and practice hospitality, plays piano, and loves most anything to do with business. My son Ben loves surfing here is southern CA. He also likes to discuss theological topics from the Bible which I enjoy also.

What are your hobbies?
Skiing, hiking, playing guitar and learning piano, reading, kayaking.

What is your favorite bible verse?
Most all of Psalm 139

Who is the most influential person related to your ministry?
In the past it was a pastor of the first church I attended. I have enjoyed John MacArthur's teaching (via radio), though I don't hold to his view on limited atonement. I believe that Christ really did die for everyone.

What was the last book you read?
Mutiny on the Bounty and Men Against the Sea

What's on your iPod?
Music :) Beatles, Beach Boys, Simon and Garfunkel, Cold Play, Led Zeppelin, Phantom of the Opera, Wagner, Sheryl Crow, Assorted Christian worship songs, Tom Rush, James Taylor, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Death Cab for Cutie, Cat Stevens, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, Andrea Bocelli, Michael W. Smith, Norah Jones, Paul Simon, Paul McCartney, Rod Steward, Delerious, Darry Worley, etc. etc.

What's a favorite trip you've been on?
Sailing through the Panama Canal, on a boat with my family at night, snorkeling off the coast of Costa Rica, and taking jungle hikes.

What's your favorite indulgence?
Lobster, Prime Rib, with a baked potato and sour cream etc. and cold draft beer (micro brew), followed by a dessert of ice cream covered with whipped cream and walnuts, ending with an espresso. 

What's a surprising fact about you?
I was a completely non-churched wild teenager until I came to faith at 23, also I used to be a ski instructor.



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