Name: Karl Vaters
Years in ministry: 34
Education: BS in pastoral ministry, Bethany University. Currently working on a Master’s degree in Church Leadership from Vanguard University, Costa Mesa.
Ordained by: Assemblies of God
What I love to do – and actually get paid for: Lead Pastor, Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, Fountain Valley, California
Years at this church: 22
Size of church: About 200
Family: One wife, Shelley, of 32 years. Three kids, Veronica, Matt & Phil. One son-in-law, Sam, who took the above photo. One grandson, coming soon!
Place photo taken: Sitting on the roof of the church
Manliest feat of my life: Walking across Grand Canyon in a single day (three times, so far)
Second manliest feat of my life: Jumping out of an airplane (once, so far)
Wimpiest moment of my life: Screaming like a little girl after being startled by a spider in an outhouse, causing me to drop my flashlight… well… you know where
Most disgusting moment of my life: Retrieving the flashlight