Vaughn Triolo

Makers Church , California
Church Planting Team Member
San Diego California
Makers Church
November 24

About My Family

I was born and raised here in San Diego, but my life was far from normal. While growing up both of my parents were severe drug addicts, which led us to often being homeless, living with friends or out of cars. I spent my teen years distancing myself from my family and having bitterness toward everyone, including a God who at the time I wasn't even sure existed.

When I was 18, I met a family who introduced me to church and brought me into their family. From that point on, my life was radically changed. I quickly fell in love with God, His people and His church. A short time later, I became heavily involved in ministry and began to sense that God may be calling me into the ministry. It's been almost seven years, and God has continued to shape me, stretch me and reinforce His calling in my life.

About My Church Plant

After several years of leading in youth and young adult ministry, I began to sense a calling to vocational ministry. After much prayer and counsel, I applied to and was accepted into an internship with a church in Charlotte, N.C. During the internship, God impressed on my heart very clearly that I was to go back to San Diego and plant a church for Him.

I am currently serving at Makers Church in San Diego as the youth director. We recently started the youth ministry and have seen God do some amazing things. We have group meetings weekly, and this school year we will have Christian clubs on at least four public school campuses. I also work directly with my lead pastor and the North American Mission Board to be trained as a future church planter. Our prayer is that I will be sent to plant here in San Diego within the next several years.

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God’s call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at “Send me.”

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