The Water of Life Community Church School of Ministry serves to equip and train the church by providing biblically sound instruction in the Word of God and to activate them in the ministry of the Holy Spirit. The School of Ministry supports the diverse needs of our congregation and community by preparing people for works of service, helping them grow in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature believers committed to the disciple-making process.
Prior to the founding of Water of Life Community Church in 1990, Pastor Dan Carroll received a prophetic word that he was going to start a church that would be a place of healing and equipping. The church began meeting in Rancho Cucamonga in 1990 and it quickly grew. After moving to several locations, the church acquired its current property in 1999. During the years, the leadership of the church lived out of its calling to be a healing church that also equipped people for ministry. Many classes were developed and taught over the years as both the healing and equipping ministries reached more people.
In 2010, Pastor Dan felt it was time to formalize the ministry training at Water of Life and School of Ministry (SOM) launched in the Fall 2010. Since its founding, the School of Ministry has equipped thousands of people to serve and lead in ministries all over the globe. As we enter into a new season with the school, we are excited to see how God continues to equip and transform His people to expand His Kingdom through SOM.
Dr. Dan and his wife Connie have been part of Water of Life since 2010. He has oversite of the School of Ministry, leads teams to East Africa and Israel, and teaches at several Universities. He has five earned degrees and a published book on “The Sermon on the Mount.” Dr. Dan has been the President of Life Pacific University, a pastor for over 40 years at 4 significant churches, planted 10 churches and a school in northern Kenya, and a professor of Biblical Theology for over 35 years.
Dr. Nate has been on staff at Water of Life since 2007. He serves as the Pastor of Equipping and has a heart to see people learn to engage the Bible and grow in their faith. Nathan is married to his wonderful wife, Ashley, and they have three amazing kids: Samuel, Evan, and Alana. He also has a passion for education and earned his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from UC Riverside as well as an M.A. in Religious Studies from UC Riverside and a Master of Biblical Studies from The King’s University.
JoAnne and her husband, Mike, have been married for 23 years and have a beautiful daughter, Miracle. JoAnne earned her B.S. degree in Organizational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University and an A.S. degree in Early Childhood Education from Guam Community College. She has also served in various capacities of ministry alongside her husband as a missionary overseas and is an alumni of Youth With A Mission (YWAM).
Briana has been attending Water of life since 2016. Briana and her husband Cameron were recently married in December 2021. Briana met Cameron at California Baptist University when they were both in pursuit of Civil Engineering Degrees. God changed the course of Briana’s life which led her to changing her major to Business Administration Management, and into this role as the SOM Administrative Coordinator. Briana serves in the Young Adults Ministry and joined Water of Life Staff in September 2021.
OUR CORE VALUES
Equipping at Water of Life focuses on teaching and releasing people with the purpose of both mind and heart transformation.