Pastor Daniel Cassels, his wife Hannah, children Jack, Allie and dog Sammi are new to the Santa Maria area. Daniel grew up in Washington State and Hannah in Globe, Arizona. Though this seems like worlds apart they met while Daniel was serving at Shadow Hills Baptist Church in Las Vegas Nevada. They were married January 06, 2006 and have served God as a family ever since. While attending the The College at Southwestern (a part of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) in Fort Worth, Texas they felt a call to go into full time ministry on the west coast. This call brought them to the wonderful church of Life Way Fellowship in Santa Maria California in 2009. They love to serve God by serving people, fellowshiping, and sharing the Good News of Christ.
Vice President for Enrollment and Student ServicesAssociate Professor of Philosophy of Religion
Adam grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and has served in various ministry capacities in Arizona, California, and Texas. He has taught philosophy at Tarleton State University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the College at Southwestern. He joined the Golden Gate family in June 2010 after serving on faculty and as Director of Admissions at Southwestern.
Adam has been married to Holly since 2000 and together they have four children: Cosette, Charlie , Christian, and Cate. Holly is from Burbank, California and enjoys being a stay-at-home mother and homeschooling her children. In their spare time, the Grozas enjoy hiking, going to the beach, and concerts.