Pastor Dane Jöhannsson has been in evangelistic ministry since 2008 when he came to saving faith in Christ at the age of 18. He has been preaching the gospel in various ministry settings since 2008 and serving in pastoral roles since 2014. Pastor Dane helped plant Agros Church in mid 2017 with a group of ministry partners and long-time friends. Dane studied biblical studies at Moody Bible Institute, as well as systematic theology and New Testament Greek at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. His greatest influences in the faith are Charles Spurgeon, Paul Washer, Steven J. Lawson, Joel Beeke, William Gurnall, John Calvin, Charles Bridges, John Owen, G.C. Berkouwer, Greg Nichols, Herman Bavinck, Wilhelmus à Brakel, Geerhardus Vos, Thomas Manton, and many more.
Dane is 29 years old and lives in Gilbert, AZ with his wife and son. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and studying theology, the Biblical languages and history. Dane has a passion for God's Word and for seeing God magnified and enjoyed.
"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."
(John 10:10 KJV)
Taylor DeSoto came to faith in Christ in 2009 at the age of 17. Since then he has had a passion sharing the gospel with the lost and serving the Church. Taylor has six years of college, youth group, and children's ministry leadership as well as two years of church accounting and security experience. He is one of the rare individuals that loves building spreadsheets and budgets.
Taylor graduated from Arizona State University in 2015 where he studied business. He has worked in business and IT operations for the past six years.
Taylor's theological heroes are Cornelius Van Til, Herman Bavinck, Francis Turretin, and Abraham Kuyper.
Taylor is 27 years old and lives with his wife in Gilbert, Arizona. They have one daughter together.
"For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God."
(1 Corinthians 2:2-5 KJV)
Nicholas Femiano has been involved evangelistic ministry since 2010 when he came to saving faith in Christ at the age of 18. He has taught scripture and proclaimed the gospel to various people from various backgrounds, including schoolmates, skateboarders, homeless people, and his own family. He received a Bachelors degree in English from Arizona State University in 2018.
Nicholas is 26 years old and enjoys reading, writing, music, and many other forms of art. He has been privileged enough to reach many people with the gospel, chiefly through means of Christ-centered poetry, essays, prayers and other forms of writing, which is his passion and calling. Nicholas has been able to speak, preach and share his poetry at many youth groups and churches over the years.
Some of Nicholas' influences in his Christian walk have been, Charles H. Spurgeon, J.C. Ryle, Martin Luther, Paul Washer, William Tyndale, John Calvin and John MacArthur. Some of the books that have had a large impact in his life are, The Pilgrim's Progress, The Temple, The Christian Complete Armour, Paradise Lost and The Odyssey.
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus."
(Romans 3:23-26 KJV)