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Who We Are

Our Staff


Josh Best

Lead Pastor

Pastor Josh comes from beautiful Big Bear, California. He has been serving in pastoral ministry for 17 years and the majority of those years have been spent serving alongside his beautiful wife, Carrie, of 14 years. They have four amazing children. God placed the special call of planting a church on Pastor Josh’s heart six years ago, in that time he has grown and operates in preaching, vision casting and leadership. In his free time, he enjoys the simple pleasures of fishing, camping, hiking, coffee, and when Tacos are calling Pastor Josh is answering. Pastor Josh’s heart and vison for the Coachella Valley is where Hosanna City Church finds its Mission Statement, “To See People Far From God, Come To Know Him And Make Him Known”.


Darin Begnaud

Assistant Pastor

Pastor D was born and raised in the South Bay of Los Angeles, California. He made our beautiful desert his home 12 years ago and has been married to his wonderful wife Christina for 19 years and have five amazing children. Pastor D received his call to Hosanna City Church when he and pastor Josh joined together for a disaster relief trip and during that time God joined their hearts together to be partners in the ministry. Pastor D has been serving in pastoral ministry for 6 years, running Hosanna City Church’s men’s ministry, Discipleship Night, co-leading Wednesday night Life Groups and blessing others with biblical counsel. When he has the opportunity, D enjoys working out, rock climbing, and playing Zelda. Pastor D’s greatest joy in ministry is seeing people come to spiritual maturity in Christ Jesus.

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Sean Jones

Executive Pastor

Pastor Sean has been serving in ministry for 11 years. He comes from the beautiful Northwest, Portland, Oregon. He and his wife Anna have been married 13 years and have two beautiful children. Sean, lead by the Holy Spirit, found his way to Hosanna City Church 4 years ago where he helped in leading worship, evangelism, and serving as Hosanna City Church’s accountant. Sean enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar and riding his motorcycle. In ministry Pastor Sean finds joy in preaching the gospel, loving Jesus and bringing glory to His name.

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Kyle McHolland

Childrens/Youth Pastor

Pastor Kyle, originally from Big Bear, California, has been serving in pastoral ministry for 3 years. Pastor Kyle found his calling to ministry at Hosanna City Church while at a men’s retreat, with his former youth pastor, Josh Best. Since that time, he married his beautiful wife Julia and are expecting their first child. As the Children’s and Youth Pastor, Kyle enjoys loving on kids and teens, playing video games, eating pizza, and playing way too much dodgeball, but more importantly teaching them the Word of God and watching them grow in their relationships with Jesus. When Kyle isn’t doing ministry, you can find him camping, taking missions trips to Mexico, and eating all of the tacos.

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Alex Sanchez

Worship/Creative Arts Pastor

Pastor Alex comes from the High Desert, Apple Valley, California. He has been serving in pastoral ministry for six years. He found his way to the Coachella Valley after his internship with Pastor Josh Best and has been serving Hosanna City Church ever since with worship, children’s ministry, college ministry, and preaching. In that time, he married his beautiful wife, Sara, of 6 years and have two amazing children. In his free time Alex enjoys photography, fishing, collecting vinyl, and eating tacos (a common hobby for HCC pastors). Alex’s heart for ministry at Hosanna City Church is to create an environment where God’s Holy Spirit can move freely and change lives.

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Michelle Grow

Secretary and Women's Ministry Director

Michelle, who is no stranger to the challenges of teaching, has been an anchor and leader for the youth, teens, young adults, life group members and women’s ministry alike. You may also find her bright smile and enthusiasm as she leads the Information Booth team, in our foyer, each Sunday. Her supernatural faith and diligent prayer life is an encouraging example for everyone who has had the opportunity to get to meet or spend time with her. Her husband Michael and their two beautiful children, Cherisse and Cody, are much like her, full of life and a contagious love for Jesus. Michelle also loves higher adrenaline activities like zip-lining, hiking and soccer, while balancing it with down time at the beach enjoying the sun and surf. Michelle strives to speak the Truth, with love, into the lives of many of her friends here at Hosanna City Church. Our hope is that she can someday be an encouragement in your life as well.

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