Dr. Jim Preston

Interim Pastor

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Dr. Jim Preston was a senior pastor for 45 years before spending the past 5 years as an evangelist and helping churches and ministries in transition.   He started three churches and helped start several others.  He taught and has been a guest lecturer for many years in numerous Bible colleges. He served as President of Pacific Baptist College for three years.  He frequently travels to mission fields around the globe speaking in churches and working with the next generation of pastors.  He has been married to Betty Jo for 52 years. All five of his children are married and serving the Lord with his 24 grand-children and 7 great-grandchildren. 

Julio Lopez

Outreach & Spanish Ministry


Julio accepted Christ at the age of 17 and was called into ministry at youth camp. After graduating from Heartland Baptist Bible College, he grew a heart for his home state of California. He started attending and serving at North Hills Baptist Church in multiple roles in 2018. Currently he is serving in outreach and the Spanish ministry-- where he has a great heart for the Spanish speaking community. God is continuing to do great works in his life!

Andrew Goltiao

Youth Director


Andrew was born and raised in a Christian home. He got saved when he was 16 at a youth camp in Northern California. While at his home church, he helped with teen group activities as well as youth events for the Christian school for 8 years until he moved to North County San Diego in 2019. Since his move in 2019, Andrew has been serving the Lord in different ministries at North Hills. Currently, he is faithfully serving as the Youth Director for the teens of North Hills.

Sin ("Shin Ae") Kook

Youth Leader & Website


Although Sin Yea grew up in a Christian home, she was saved when she was 19. Ten years later, her relationship with God deepened and matured, as she started volunteering for youth ministry through her local church and YoungLife. She has always had a heart for the youth and credits that to God along with her 18 nieces and nephews. After living in California, Virginia and even Korea, she was brought back to Southern California. Sin Yea started praying for a local church to call home and found one at North Hills Baptist Church. She currently serves faithfully as a youth leader for the teens at NHBC.