- About the Scriptures
We believe… the Scriptures are inspired by God and declare his design and plan for mankind.
- About God
We believe… there is only One True God revealed in three persons…Father, Son and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity).
- About Humanity
We believe… though originally good, man willingly fell to sin ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.
- About Salvation
We believe… every person can have restored fellowship with God through ‘Salvation’ (accepting Christ’s offer of forgiveness for sin).
- About the Church
We believe… the church has a mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe ‘the Church’ is the Body of Christ and consists of the people who, throughout time, have accepted God’s offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of his son Jesus Christ.
About Our Leaders
Paul & Mary Espinoza
Paul was born and raised in the San Luis Valley of Colorado and he is proud to be a Colorado Native. Mary grew up in beautiful Taos, NM, just a short trip from where Paul grew up.
Paul has been involved in ministry since 1997 and loves communicating God’s principles of life change. He is a graduate of Master’s Commission and also attended Epic Bible College in Sacramento, CA. He is passionate about raising up emerging leaders and creating relevant church environments. Paul and Mary have been leading Junction Community Church since August of 2007. Together, they are excited about all that God has done, is doing, and will do in the city of Grand Junction through JCC.
Paul and Mary, have been married since 2001 and they live in Grand Junction, CO with their three daughters, Rebekah Joy, Jadah Hope, and Selah Faith.
As a family, the Espinoza’s, enjoy traveling, being involved and fostering their children’s various interests and activities, and having all sorts of indoor and outdoor fun! The Espinoza’s enjoy doing life together and living it to the fullest! Their favorite time of the day is gathering around the dinner table and sharing their daily “highlights” with each other.
Abel Oqueli was born in San Jose, CA. He moved to Fort Collins, CO when he was a teenager and there, got involved in his local youth group. During that season of his life, he felt the unmistakable call of God. In pursuit of God’s call, he attended to Colorado Masters Commission and while there, met his wife Ashley. Upon graduating, Abel became Outreach Pastor at Healing Waters Family Center. He and Ashley later followed God’s call to New York where they served as Associate Pastor and Children’s Pastor.
God has blessed them with four children: Ezekiel, Lily, Hannah, and Benjamin. Currently, he serves as the Associate Pastor at JCC. Abel is excited to see all the amazing things God has in store for him, his family, and for Junction Community Church.
Abel and the entire Oqueli family LOVE all things Disney, and enjoy taking annual trips to their favorite place, Disneyland. They enjoy traveling and taking adventures together as a family. The Oqueli’s also enjoy visiting their families in Fort Collins, CO and Minnesota.
Micah & Elizabeth Espinoza
For nearly twenty years Micah has inspired, challenged, and led leaders in the city of Denver, CO and throughout the country. He has a passion for identifying, investing, and empowering people young and old, to become the catalyst leaders for tomorrow’s change. Micah carried out this vision by serving as the Executive Director and visionary founder of the Denver Leadership Initiative (DLI), a leadership development program for existing ministry leaders in the Denver Metro Area.
Most recently, Micah served for 15 years at Praise Center Church in Denver, CO as Associate Pastor, and where Elizabeth also served as the Church Accountant/Bookkeeper and Worship Leader. Both Micah and Elizabeth acknowledge that their faith in God and in His Word has always guided and provided for them, through the many changing seasons of life. They understand that they are blessed to be a blessing, and one of their greatest joys as a couple is pointing and discipling others into a thriving relationship with Jesus Christ.
Micah met his wife Elizabeth while he was a music producer and she was a DJ. God used their passion for music to bring them together in 1999, when the couple happily married. The Espinoza’s have three growing sons: Micah Jr., John-Paul, and Justice. With all of that testosterone, there is never a dull moment in their home! They are enjoying the rollercoaster of parenthood, as they strive to be good role-models and raise fun- loving, respectful, and faith-filled young men. In their free time, you can find the Espinoza family camping, fishing, and hiking in the great outdoors. The family also enjoys making music, investing in friendships, and enjoying quality time with their precious family.
Micah and Elizabeth are honored to serve the JCC family, and know that the blessings here will be mutual! The Espinoza’s are encouraged and enthusiastic about all that God is doing here in Grand Junction and are grateful to be a part of all that God is doing in and through JCC!
Ashley was born and raised in Minnesota, and after 18 years of freezing, she decided to follow God’s call and move to Denver, CO (the irony!), to attend Master’s Commission. While in Denver, Ashley met and married her husband, Abel and they began serving together in ministry.
Ashley has been involved in children’s ministry since she was in high school but has made it her full time calling since 2006. She has served in ministry in Minnesota, Colorado, and New York, and is excited and expectant for what God is doing here in Grand Junction.
One of Ashley’s greatest loves is children. She loves teaching and inspiring kids to be all that God has created them to be, and seeing them learn and grow in God’s Word. She is passionate about leading kids into a life-long, dedicated relationship with Jesus.
The Oqueli’s have been married since 2007 and God has blessed them with four amazing children: Ezekiel, Lily, Hannah and Benjamin. Ashley’s feels her greatest calling is to be mommy to these four blessings.
The entire Oqueli family LOVES all things Disney and Disneyland. Traveling and adventuring together is the way The Oqueli’s love to experience life. The Oqueli’s also enjoy visiting their families and game nights with friends.
Drew & Dianna Martinez
Pastor Drew was born in Ogden, UT and moved to Grand Junction when he was 8 years old. He has been part of the JCC family since he was 9 years old and graduated from the Master’s Commission Discipleship Program here on the Western Slope. Drew’s passions include youth ministry, music, and serving with JCC Music.
Dianna was born in southern Colorado, and moved to Grand Junction when she was 10 years old. She has been a part of the JCC family since the age of 14, and is so thankful to call JCC home. She has always had a passion for singing and has been serving with JCC Music since 2016.
Pastor Drew and Dianna met at JCC and were also married here in May 2010. They are blessed to have two beautiful children: Andrew Everett Jr. and Vanessa Abrielle. Days off together are cherished, and a favorite way to spend free time in the Martinez house is to be cuddled up on the couch with a giant bowl of popcorn and a good movie! It’s the little moments that leave the biggest impact!
Pastor Drew and Dianna are humbled and blessed to serve together with JCC Music and as youth pastors. It has long been a dream to serve in ministry side-by-side and they are so excited to share this adventure as together!
Shay was born in sunny Florence, CO then moved to the plains of Kansas for 21 years. After meeting and marrying her husband Alfonso, the couple decided to make the move to Grand Junction, CO in 2007. The Rivera‘s have been part of the JCC family since 2013, when after connecting with JCC’s Women’s Small Group, Shay felt that her whole family could connect and grow at JCC.
Shay initially served as a volunteer in the Financial department for JCC, which lead into her current role as Financial Administrator for JCC and the Program Assistant for the WAGEES project.
Shay and her husband Alfonso have 3 very outgoing boys: AJ, Austin, and Alijah. The Rivera’s enjoy spending time in the great outdoors, camping, fishing, and 4-wheeling. Shay also enjoys a good cup of coffee, painting, and crafting in her spare time.
In Shay’s words, “Seeing where the church was 5 years ago, and now where JCC is today, it’s so exciting!” God has great plans for JCC and we are thankful for Shay and the Rivera family to be a part of all that is yet to come!
Josh & Liz Trujillo
Josh and Liz have served together in ministry for the last 17 years. Josh, a native of Grand Junction, and Liz, from Greeley, CO, served as youth pastors in South Carolina for 6 years and Associate Pastors in Denver for 11 years. During their time in Denver, Josh worked for Save Our Youth as the Education Director helping at- risk students get ready for, into, and through college and post-secondary education. Josh is a graduate of MSU Denver with a degree in Mathematics and Liz graduated from CCD with a degree in English.
Liz has also served as a Wedding & Event Coordinator in both South Carolina and Colorado and enjoys helping others celebrate their special moments in life. In addition to event planning, Liz enjoys singing and writing on her blog, sharing about real-life experiences and encouraging others along the way.
Josh & Liz have been married since 2000 and have 3 children: Lianna, Talia, and Tobias. The Trujillo’s love to travel and explore new places and great food together. Music and sharing life with others is a part of their DNA as a family, and hosting gatherings is a fun way to enjoy both.
When the Trujillo’s have some free time, you might find them at a local coffee shop or enjoying time with family and friends.
Kimberly was born in Granite City, IL, but moved to Pennsylvania with her grandparents, Bob & Jewel, when she was 14. Kimberly feels extremely fortunate to have been raised by such loving and faith-filled grandparents, who always demonstrated what a life in service towards God and others looked like.
Fast forward many years, Kimberly found herself in a place where she needed to make a life change. Leaving PA, Kimberly traveled 2000 miles, to Grand Junction, CO. Walking in prodigal shoes, she found Pastor Paul from JCC on Facebook and thought, “Let me check this out.” During the first service she attended, Kimberly rededicated her life to Jesus. Since then, Kimberly has been an active member of the JCC family.
Kimberly is excited and thankful for God’s love and protection over the years. She is happy to do anything that is needed to help JCC reach all of Grand Junction with God’s love.
Kimberly has 2 daughters and 5 grand-babies. She is always smiling because of these blessings and because of the amazing love of God. We are so thankful that she is part of our Dream Team!
Pamila "PJ" Wall
PJ grew up on the West Coast of California with her devoted parents, Jerry & Bev. Being the stereotypical “Middle Child” of four children, PJ rebelled- always pushing the boundaries and coloring outside of the lines of life. As a young girl, PJ grew up LDS, but turned to the Native American Culture to seek peace and hope.
Her journey took her to places she never thought she would go, leading down difficult paths, experimenting with drugs, alcohol, and finding herself in many abusive relationships. Those experiences, however, never seemed to satisfy.
In 2017, PJ found herself in yet another abusive relationship after moving to Grand Junction, CO. However, this time was different. This time, she also found the love of God while attending Junction Community Church. She also found the strength to leave the abusive relationship. She recalls how the community at JCC embraced her and looked beyond her appearance. She remembers feeling seen, loved, and welcomed into the family. PJ had finally found what she had been searching for all her life: not a person, not a place or a thing to fulfill her needs, but she found a loving relationship with her Heavenly Father!
Years ago, PJ would have never imagined being in full-time ministry, but she is an incredible addition to the JCC team as she walks alongside men & women in our WAGEES program. She aims to be a light to help others who are searching for answers just like she once was.
Currently, PJ serves as a WAGEES Case Manager. When PJ finds free time, she can be found feeding the homeless, or making the world’s best tortillas chips. PJ is such a blessing to have on our team and in our community!
Joshua Bay was born in Fort Wayne, IN, lived in Hamilton, IN, and graduated from Hamilton Jr./Sr. High School, prior to moving to Yuma, AZ in 2001. Yuma, AZ is also where he met his amazing and loving wife, Vanessa. Joshua worked in various employment industries, including the Automotive and Motorcycle industries, until landing in Law Enforcement in 2009. Joshua worked at the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office until he heard a calling from God, that brought him to Grand Junction in 2011, and has previously worked for Mesa County, in different capacities from 2011 until 2018. Joshua is now employed with WAGEES and is the Site Director for the Montrose branch.
Currently, he serves on the worship team at JCC, and is heavily involved in the online production, and archive, of JCC’s Sunday live stream. Joshua is enthusiastic to see all the different things God has planned for his life, his family, and for the growth of Junction Community Church.
God has blessed the Bay’s with three children: Caleb, Talon, and Madysan. Joshua and his family enjoy all things “outdoors”, and have fun taking annual trips near and far, enjoying adventures together. Joshua and Vanessa also like taking part in Half Marathons and other distance-oriented fun runs. The Bay’s also enjoy visiting their families in Southern AZ, California, and Indiana.
Rich & Cindy Moss
Rich and Cindy Moss are Care Managers for the WAGEES program at our Montrose location. They have been involved in outreach ministry in Montrose since 2002, and are the founders of Heart Of God Ministries in Montrose. Rich and Cindy have also ministered at the Montrose county jail for the past 10 years.
Rich grew up in Palisade and had legal entanglements from his early teens, which involved crime and drug activities and continued until he had a life changing encounter with God at the age of 36. Since coming to know Jesus, Rich has led several Bible study groups for new believers, men’s groups and has also lead weekly Bible studies with inmates in the Montrose county jail.
Cindy grew up as an athlete and played basketball, volleyball, and fast-pitch softball in high school and college. Later in life, she dealt with substance abuse issues, which started her on a downward spiral that resulted in a prison sentence. In 1999, Cindy was radically saved shortly before her arrest. Cindy has used her experience of coming to Christ to help come along-side and encourage individuals who are re-entering society and getting their life back on track. She is the former assistant director of a Teen Challenge facility, and an ordained Senior Chaplain with the International Fellowship of Chaplains.
Rich & Cindy are ordained as Outreach Ministers / Inner Healing Pastors by the Colorado Coalition for Regional Transformation and are the Regional leaders and Team Training of Sozo - an Inner Healing Ministry.
In their spare time, Rich and Cindy enjoy having fun with their grandchildren, four-wheeling, bike riding, watching talent shows, yard work, walking and reading.
Robert’s story began in Delta, CO in 1960. Since his childhood, Robert has enjoyed music, starting with playing the tenor sax. As he grew, football, fishing in the Gunnison river, and riding horses all became a part of daily life. And life was good - growing up with two younger twin sisters and one older brother.
He was baptized at age 13, not fully knowing Christ, but knowing of Him. Like the story of many, his life changed with time, and he experimented with drugs and alcohol in his younger years and found himself doing jail time. After re-entering society, Robert also found himself as a young father at age 16 with his first son Robert, and at age 18 with his second son, Jeremy. A few short years later, his daughter Kristy was born.
Time passed and at the age of 35, Robert found himself in prison. Soon after, Robert had an encounter with Christ. The driving force to drink and do drugs had finally left him after many attempts to stop!
While there was reason to celebrate his new life in Christ, Robert also experienced tragedy following his release from prison - His eldest son Robert was killed. One of the worst pains a parent could ever experience is the loss of a child and it hurt Robert deeply. But through all of the pain, the Lord held onto him. At his son‘s funeral, many came to Christ. The Lord used Robert Jr’s life to bring friends and family to Himself.
Before joining us at JCC, Robert was involved in jail ministry for many years. While he served brothers coming out of prison in the Denver Metro Area, God even opened up transitional housing in Denver, CO.
After making his home back on the Western Slope of Colorado, Robert met & married his beautiful wife Debbie and connected with Junction Community Church. Today, Robert continues to serve those who are newly free, working with the WAGEES team. He feels blessed to be in the ministry The Lord has prepared him for over the course of 24 years.
Robert enjoys family time, music, and impacting others with his infectious joy and jolly laugh. Robert and Debbie are loving chasing after God together and experiencing miracles every day as they watch lives transformed by the power of God.