Lead Pastor Jesse Bailey & Jen Bailey
Pastor Jesse Bailey is the Lead Pastor and founder of Legacy Family Church. As the tenth born of fourteen children, Pastor Jesse was raised in an environment where faith in God, a love for people and strong community were essential for daily living. His parents, a bi-racial couple whose love for God broke through racial and cultural differences, instilled in him a passion for God and a love and appreciation for people of all cultures that paved the way for ministry in Southern California.
At 13, Jesse began serving as a counselor for church camps where he would lead and teach younger believers. At 19, he helped found the youth ministry at a young church where he would serve for 17 years in a variety of roles including Youth Pastor, Children’s Director, Helps Ministry Pastor, Dean of Students and eventually the Associate Pastor.
In 2001, Jesse married the love of his life, Jennifer and currently they have five children together– Jesia, Justus, Jalen, Judah and Jordan. Jennifer is a loving and devoted wife and mother who homeschools their five children, manages the home, oversees Pastor Jesse’s busy calendar and still finds time to use her gifts in music and drama to serve in the LFC Music Ministry and Creative Team.
Under the direction of the LORD in October of 2013, Jesse, Jennifer and a few close friends began a Bible study in a small dance studio in Chatsworth, CA. By December of that year the gathering was overflowing the dance studio and it was apparent that we had grown into much more than a simple Bible study. On December 15th 2013, New Wine Family Church was launched. IN March of 2017 the LORD spoke to Jesse and said He had a new name for our maturing church and the name Legacy Family Church was given and confirmed. God’s grace continues to cause our young church to thrive.
Pastor Jesse brings to the pulpit a refreshing balance of lighthearted, practical teaching and a strong reverence for the LORD and His Word that empowers and challenges all at the same time. His deep sense of family and appreciation of diversity has helped cultivate an environment where a genuine sense of community and love is felt regardless of age, race, culture, socioeconomic or marital status. When you come to Legacy you are family.
Assistant Pastor Trey Fernald & Ariel Fernald
Trey Fernald is the Assistant Pastor at Legacy Family Church overseeing our Helps and Creative Ministries. Pastor Trey brings over 25 years of ministry experience to LFC having served in a variety of capacities in the church from Helps Pastor, Creative Pastor and Administrator. In addition, Pastor Trey is also the founder and director of Eastern Sky Theatre Company, a faith-based theatrical company that disciples and creates opportunities for actors, singers and dancers to use their gifts for the Kingdom of God.
The last eight years Pastor Trey and his wife Ariel Fernald have mobilized Christian artists in Los Angeles to impact lives all over Southern California. Their production company mounts live comedies, dramas and musicals that tour throughout the region and have most recently produced their first film which has already captured international recognition.
Ariel Fernald brings over 25 years of ministry experience to LFC and is the Director of the New Wine Womens’s Ministry where she is helping equip and empower God’s daughters. Ariel is also the Co-Founder and President of Eastern Sky Theatre. In addition, she is a Bible teacher sharing God's Word wherever and with whomever the Lord leads.
Before answering the call to ministry Trey and Ariel received their degrees at Chapman University where they studied sociology, media, theatre and film. They now reside with their three children in North Los Angeles County.
New Generations Pastor Jared Zinda & Becca Zinda
Pastor Jared Zinda is the Generations Pastor at LFC, overseeing the youth and young adult’s ministries. Being the oldest of three boys, Jared is no stranger to the responsibility setting the example for young people and has fully embraced this call.
As an All American athlete in high school Jared excelled on the field through and in the classroom through hard work, discipline and dedication. His passion and excellence in sports became the model for his walk with Christ and now shares that passion through coaching youth in athletics and in life. Jared has served for over 4 years as a Youth Leader with West Valley Christian Church and a coach in a variety of sports. His teaching style is like a coach teaching, inspiring and challenging his team to achieve their greatest potential and win the game. His heart is to see a generation that learns to love and fear the LORD with all their heart and run their race in a way that allows them to obtain the prize.
Rebecca Zinda is also an accomplished athlete, teacher and coach who brings a perfect balance of fun, structure and nurturing to every environment she enters. She currently is a teacher at Heritage Christian school and has served alongside Jared as a youth leader. Rebecca is dynamic speaker and inspires growth in her listeners whether on the court, in the classroom or behind the podium. Above all, Rebecca is a devoted wife and mother who serves as a beautiful example to women of all ages.
Jared and Rebecca both graduated from Azusa Pacific University and were married in 2009. They now reside in the West San Fernando valley where they are raising their 2 children Kenley and Elijah.