We believe that healthy and biblical leadership is servant-hearted and team-based.

Leadership Team

Chris and Alyssa Poblete with their daughter Geneva and son Haddon.

Chris Poblete

lead pastor / Church Planter

Chris grew up in Rancho Santa Margarita and has spent most of his life in South Orange County. After becoming a Christian late in his early 20s, he was actively involved in serving churches like Saddleback Church and Reverence Bible Church, working in college/young adults ministry, local missions, HIV/AIDS ministry, and men’s ministry.

In 2010, Chris co-founded The Gospel Coalition’s Orange County chapter and began praying with local pastors for gospel-centered revival. Through those prayers, Chris developed a desire to start a new church for the rapid-growing community he grew up in. In 2015, a team formed, and he began training at Village Church to prepare for planting King’s Cross Church.

Chris graduated from the Fellowship Associates church planting leadership residency and is pursuing his masters of divinity at Gateway Seminary. He is the author of The Two Fears (Cruciform Press 2012).

Alyssa Poblete was raised in the midwest and moved to Portola Hills in high school. She became a Christian in college and has served churches in worship ministry, communications, and women’s ministry. Chris and Alyssa have two children and live in RSM. 

Oscar and Kelli Navarro, with their three children: Madison, Levi, and Evangeline.

Kelli Navarro

dir. of family & children’s ministries

volunteer coordinator

Kelli grew up in southern Orange County. She is married to her “best”, Oscar. She studied early childhood education in San Luis Obispo. She has spent the last six years actively involved with children’s ministry VBS volunteer leadership. As our director of family and children’s ministries, she believes in building a healthy children’s ministry that partners with parents to cultivate a gospel-centered home.

Kelli and her husband Oscar have three children, two horses, two dogs, and three chickens – and Kelli is very thankful for her husband who puts up with her makeshift farm.


Oscar Navarro

groups & connections coordinator

(bio coming soon)


Matt Kyser

KXC advisory team*

Matt has twenty years of vocational ministry experience in church, para-church and seminary settings. He has served in several churches, helped to plant churches, and most recently re-planted The Village Church, in Irvine, CA. Matt is currently the Lead Pastor of The Village Church, and also serves as the Founder and President of Restor Renewal Ministries – a ministry dedicated to the spiritual, physical and vocational renewal of pastors and Christian leaders. Matt is also the Acts 29 Area Director for Orange County, CA. Matt and his wife Dina live in Irvine, California with their three children.


Brian Howard

kxc advisory team*

Brian is the chairman of the board for Acts 29 and the Network Director of Acts 29 US West where he oversees a network of 100 church planting churches across the Western United States. Brian is also the Church Multiplication Director for the Pacific Church Network. He also co-founded the Sojourn Network and is a former church planter himself. Brian has over 24 years of proven leadership experience as a leadership coach, working with high-level leaders from around the world. Brian holds a Master’s degree from Talbot School of Theology. He lives in Southern California and has been married to his wife Chandra for 21 years . They have four children.

As a new church, we have an interim advisory board that provides accountability and coaching until our formal church elder board is formed.

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