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“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.”

~2 Timothy 3:16-17

Church Directory

Matt Smith
Head Pastor

Matt Smith was born in San Diego, CA. He is married to his wife Rebecca and they have three beautiful girls together. Matt has a passion for preaching the Word of God as well as for apologetics. He currently holds the following:

      • B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Athletic Coaching from UC Santa Barbara
      • M.R.S from Southern California Seminary (SCS)
      • M.A. in Biblical Studies from SCS
      • Master of Divinity from SCS
      • Currently pursuing a Masters of Theology from SCS

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Paul Rochford 
Executive Pastor

Paul grew up in California which is where he also received his education. He received his Bachelors in Biblical Studies along with his Masters in Religion, Biblical Studies and Divinity from Southern California Seminary. He is currently pursuing his Masters of Theology degree from there as well. He is married to his wife Julia, enjoys the outdoors and has a heart for the people in the church.

Rob Denton
Deacon – Children’s Church Minister

Born and raised in Ka’a’awa, Hawaii, Rob moved to San Diego 19 years ago. He is married to leah and they have a little boy and girl together. Rob is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Bible & Theology from Tyndale Theological Seminary & Biblical Institute while working full time as a Commercial Insurance Underwriter. He is passionate about studying God’s Word, and deeply committed to making disciples and serving the church. He interned as a youth pastor for 2 years prior to making Barabbas Road Church his home three years ago. Since then, he has served in various capacities (242 group leader, Children’s Church Leader, Men’s ministry, Prayer Ministry, Signs). Rob enjoys studying Theology and is also an avid practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He has a heart for children, and feels incredibly blessed and privileged to serve the Lord in this role.

Brett Schoeneck
Deacon – Minister Of Media

Brett, a native of Wisconsin and a graduate of the University Of Wisconsin Stevens Point, holds a bachelor’s degree in Business. He has worked in the design, web development and multimedia industry for over 14 years and was the CEO of BK3creative in San Diego, CA. He has served in the BRC media ministry since the churches inception in 2007. Brett has a passion to master media platforms to aide the body of Barabbas Road in disciple-making as the Romans Roads and Printing Press have done in times past. He is married to his wife Kari, loves to surf, play basketball and soccer and has a heart for building up the body of BRC.