Soon after college, when confronted by the reality that The Church is made up of people and often times we don’t get it right, I stepped away from church…but not away from God. After 2 years, and experiencing the continued love and blessings from God, I realized that the church is the place where we can share and grow with others as we all seek to know and love God more and better. Jesus did not come to hurt us…He came to heal the hurting from the effects of a fallen and sinful world that rejects Him and the love He gives (see Mark 2:17 and John 3:16, 17). And, He uses people to show this love…as imperfect as we are…amazing! This is at the heart of the message that we seek to live and speak as we reach out to our community through Aletheia Christian Church. Through the local church I have experienced healing in every area of my life, found purpose for my life, found opportunity to serve through my life, and found fulfilling relationships that enrich my life. I personally invite you to open to the reality that God wants to show you, by the same grace, that you can overcome the hurts of life and live a life of healing, purpose, service and fulfilling relationships with God and people.
And that really is The Truth!
More about Don and Brenda Bailey
Pastor Don has been actively leading prayer and teaching in churches since junior high. Over that time he has served in many capacities and been a guest speaker in churches throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties. He has traveled in prayer ministry to countries such as Israel, Indonesia, Malaysia, Spain, Russia and Mexico.
Most recently, Pastor Don served in various areas of leadership at Zoe Christian Fellowship in Los Angeles and after serving for 4 years in pastoral leadership at The Church on The Way in Van Nuys, CA, Don and Brenda are answering the call to build people through the ministry of Aletheia.
He is ordained by Grace International Churches and Ministries, has a teaching credential from Chapman University, a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Southern California and a Master of Divinity Degree from The King’s University, which included a summer session at Oxford.
In addition, Pastor Don has served in the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) for 18 years as a teacher, district curriculum lead, conference and workshop presenter, assessment writer, school site planter, various site and district committees and, is LACOE’s annual graduation master of ceremony.
He has been married to his wife Brenda for 20 years and they have one son named Samuel.