Pastor Bret and Jorie Holman were both won to Christ as seniors in college. Bret as a nominal Christian student and SAE fraternity member at the University of Southern California (USC), and Jorie as a nominal Jewish student and former college cheerleader from Cal State Long Beach.
They met at the same church they were attending as students, fell in love, and got married in the summer of 1992. Together they both served as campus ministers at the University of Southern California for 5 years, and then Bret served as the North American Director for Every Nation Campus Ministries the next ten years while getting his Masters at Fuller Theological Seminary. During that time they had four beautiful children (three girls and a boy), who are now grown and have started their own adult lives.
In 2006, they both sensed the call to phase out of their corporate ministry duties and return to the mission field as domestic church planters and pastors. They had a burning passion to win and make disciples in areas where most people did not attend church.
In the Summer of 2007, Bret and Jorie Holman moved to Las Vegas for the purpose of planting All People Christian Church of Las Vegas, an independent Christian church dedicated to reaching the community and local campuses.
After six years of planting and growing All People Christian Church in Las Vegas, they merged with a nearby Assemblies of God church and together formed what is now called Life Christian Church.
During this time, God supernaturally reunited Bret and Jorie Holman with their spiritual family of origin, Every Nation Ministries, and they began sensing that God was preparing them to move to Reno, Bret's hometown, and plant All People Christian Church (of Reno), under the umbrella of Every Nation Ministries, with the goal of reaching the city and the campus.
After turning the Las Vegas church over to their co-pastors in June of 2015, and rejoining Every Nation Ministries, Pastor Bret and Jorie were sent out to Reno, NV, to plant All People Christian Church (Reno) - a missional church and campus outreach “OF All People, THROUGH All People, TO All People!”
ON A PERSONAL NOTE...
Bret and Jorie love golf (Bret) and ice skating (Jorie). They used to compete in both, and continue pursuing them for fun nowadays. They work very hard, but they also love taking relaxing vacations. Their favorite place to unwind together, and with their kids, is Lake Tahoe. They are also both extroverts who really love meeting new people, which is convenient since they named their church "All People." :-)