Author: Tara Beth Leach

Rev. Tara Beth Leach is Senior Pastor of First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena, "PazNaz." She is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University (BA, youth ministry) and Northern Theological Seminary (MDiv). She is a regular writer for Missio Alliance and has contributed to other publications such as Christianity Today, Christian Week, and Jesus Creed. She is the author of "Emboldened," "Kingdom Culture" and a contributor to "The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life." She has two beautiful and rambunctious sons, and has been married to the love of her life, Jeff, since 2006.

Tara Beth Leach ~ My Call to Senior Pastoral Ministry

Since I can remember, I’ve had a pastor’s heart. Often times when I hear someone talk badly about the Church, I get offended in the way a sibling gets offended when someone is talking about her sister—“Hey, don’t talk about my sister like that!” I ache to see the Church live into the fullness of holiness in which she has been called. I long to see the Church lean into the power of the Spirit as she joins God on mission in this world.