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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
Senior Pastor

Matt Smith was born in San Diego, CA. He is married to his wife Rebecca and they have four beautiful children together. Matt has a passion for preaching the Word of God as well as for apologetics. He is the author of two books and is currently working on a commentary about the Book of Colossians for a major Bible software company. He is a brown belt in Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu and holds the following degrees:

        • 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
        • Masters of Theology from SCS
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Paul Rochford 

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, Masters of Divinity and Masters of Theology from Southern California Seminary. He is married to his wife Julia and is father to their daughter Andrea and their son Isaiah.  He enjoys the outdoors and has a heart for the people in the church.

Rob Denton

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. 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

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 15 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 and is a loving father to their son River.  Brett loves to read, surf, play basketball and soccer and has a heart for shepherding the body of BRC.

Trace Trebilco
Director Of Children’s Church

Trace is originally from Chicago. Him and his wife, Jordan, moved to San Diego 2 years ago for a relocation for work, but ended up staying in SD for the church. He has served in the Children’s Ministry for the past 2 years he has been a part of Barabbas. Trace has a heart for evangelism and discipleship within the church and specifically with families. Trace has a 1 year old son, Wyatt and another baby on the way. Trace enjoys cars, reading, hiking, and surfing.

Chris Tweedy
Director Of Music

Chris grew up in Arizona, and moved to San Diego in 2001 to attend Point Loma Nazarene University, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree in music composition. Chris grew up playing any instrument he could get his hands on and has been leading music in church since the age of 15. Chris is married to his wife Katie, and is “father” to a Goldendoodle puppy named Stanley. He has always had a heart for music ministry and feels humbled and blessed to be able to serve the Lord and BRC in this way.