Posts filed under: Faith and Silicon Valley

San Francisco is widely reported as one of the most unchurched cities in America. But something is happening there. Four years ago, I reported on Reality Church, an exciting new church in the city. I ended the article by quoting Reality’s senior pastor, Dave Lomas, I’m very optimistic for the future in San Francisco. I......
Writer and blogger Oliver Staley penned a fascinating article on faith in Silicon Valley. Staley offers an outside perspective based on interviews with various people and visits to churches. In my view, he paints a fairly accurate, multifaceted image of faith in Silicon Valley, often recognized as one of the least “Christian” regions in the US. Staley......
Olatunde (“Tunde”) Sobomehin has a passion to serve his community. He is an amazing person with a career not typical for a Stanford graduate.  He founded a non-profit organization called StreetCode Academy in 2013. I had the opportunity last year to visit StreetCode.  I saw around 50 students from ages 5 through 75 developing software. ......
The sold-out 24th annual Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast on March 23 featured two outstanding speakers – entrepreneur and author, Justin Dillon, and venture capitalist, Promod Haque. The theme of the event was “Investing to Make a Difference.” Justin Dillon kicked-off the event with a talk challenging the audience to find their passion for making a......
Life is not fair; it sometimes takes unexpected and tragic turns. When Becky Pomerleau embarked on a ski vacation in December 2014, to Breckenridge, Colorado, with her husband, Jeremiah, and her parents, life was good. She liked her job as a senior manager with PayPal in Silicon Valley, had a great marriage and wonderful husband,......
Sue Warnke is a successful senior level high-tech worker in Silicon Valley. She was also far from God; that is until January 2017, when she had an encounter with God. At that point, her life started to change. She wanted to live out her faith in Christ day to day and encourage her co-workers and......
The tragic shootings of African-American men and police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge are heart-wrenching.  People of all races in America wonder when these events will stop and true race reconciliation can take place. Most people would acknowledge that there has been considerable progress since the Jim Crow days and the racial strife of......
Finding God is a process. Reading and listening to stories of how God has touched the lives of people is one important way to start the process. It is for this reason that I author this Website and wrote the book Finding God in Silicon Valley. Another wonderful way to hear inspiring stories of faith is......
Recently, I was interviewed by Janice Edwards for her program Signature Silicon Valley on CreaTV in San Jose.  The topic was “Finding God in Silicon Valley.”  I discussed my story — how I came to faith and why I wrote Finding God in Silicon Valley. The interview is 10 minutes long....
Transforming the Bay with Christ (TBC) brought together San Francisco Bay Area Christian business, faith, and community leaders Saturday morning, January 9, 2016. The gathering was at Epic Church in downtown San Francisco’s SOMA district. TBC’s mission is “to catalyze a holistic gospel movement in the Bay Area that results in spiritual and societal transformation.”......
Nearly two years ago a unique group of Christ followers came together, asking the question: What would it be like to help catalyze a holistic Gospel movement in the Bay Area? Nearly two years ago, when this group of Christ-followers, who were in the business world and in the church world formed a board —......
When we think of successful churches, we may first think of the biggest churches – those with the highest attendance and the most renowned pastors. Many large churches are indeed excellent and helping their congregations live out God’s Word. But God can also make His presence known through much smaller churches. The Highway Community is a......