Elias and Lydia are from Salinas. They relocated to Cathey's Valley in 2003. They were high school sweethearts, and have been married 40 years. They have 3 children with 4 grandchildren in Salinas.
They have been attending and serving at NLCF for the past 7 years. Elias received his Ordination through Heaven Sent Ministries in 2001, and currently is the Vice Elder of Central Sierra Bikers for Christ. Other ministries he is involved with is Walk to Emmaus, Men's Fellowship of Christian Bikers, and a weekly Men’s Bible study for strengthening new believers.
His life's verse is John 10:10 and he has a heart for the lost people who don’t know Jesus Christ and to bring the Good News of salvation and the love of Christ to all he meets.
John 10:10 is "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy, I have come that you they may have life, and have it to the full."