ABOUT NORTH COAST TRAINING
North Coast Training helps you craft strong, stable ministries that prepare you and your teams to break through barriers, overcome plateaus, and position for growth.
We offer a variety of programs and services that cater to your specific needs and will help lead your ministry to the next level.
Our areas of expertise include team development, strategy/direction, senior leadership, creating clarity, small group ministry, and multi-site ministry. Some of our most popular services and events include:
- Custom Team Consulting
- Next Level Workshops on a variety of ministry topics
- Customized Site Visits
- One-on-one coaching
- Sticky Teams Conferences on the East and West coasts
President and Founder
Since 1980, Larry has served as one of the senior pastors at North Coast Church in Vista, CA. During that time, North Coast has grown from a fledgling group of 128 meeting in a rented high school cafeteria to a multi-site church ministering to over 13,000 in weekend attendance.
Larry has a passion for leadership, spiritual formation and discipleship. As a nationally recognized trainer of leaders and pastors, and church planters, he travels extensively, speaking at conferences and mentoring events.
His books include: Lead Like a Shepherd, Contrarian’s Guide to Knowing God, Thriving In Babylon, Mission Creep, Accidental Pharisees, 10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe, Sticky Leaders, Sticky Teams, Sticky Church, and The Unity Factor.
Larry holds both a Master of Divinity and Doctorate degree from Talbot Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Nancy, live in Oceanside, CA. They have three married children and an increasing number of grandchildren.
North Coast Training Director
Valerie joins our team with 15 years of experience in Ministry and Special Events and has been attending North Coast Church since 2015.
Her love for ministry and the local church was sparked out of short-term mission trips to Kenya and Uganda, Africa. Her passion for seeing the local church and its leaders rise up to be all God called them to be is one of the many reasons she loves her role with the North Coast Training Network.
In her spare time, Valerie also enjoys coordinating weddings with her company, Beatific Events. Valerie holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Hotel Management, from California State University Long Beach.
She and her husband Corey love spending time in the great outdoors, cycling, hiking, and camping. They welcomed their son to their newly growing family in the spring of 2019.
Amanda has been attending North Coast Church since junior high and has worked in her current role since 2016. She majored in Communications and has a background in customer service and marketing. Amanda’s role includes planning events and conferences, assisting Larry Osborne, and working with pastors from all over the world.
She loves being a part of the amazing team at North Coast. Amanda and her husband Adam live in Vista and spend most of their time traveling, leading a Life Group, watching Survivor, and running their Chick-fil-A restaurant.
Marketing and Promotions Coordinator
Ferly has been attending North Coast Church since 2015. She has worked in multiple areas of ministry from admin to marketing and communications, and serves on the worship team. She joined the North Coast Training Network staff in 2017 and enjoys that much of her job is spent honing social media. Ferly feels privileged to be able to pour into the leadership of the body of Christ.
Ferly spends her free time with her husband Mike, son Mateo, and their favorite people. One of her happy places is the beach where she loves to bask in the sun and sea water.
Jes has been attending North Coast Church since 2001. She met her husband Ryan while attending and interning in the college ministry. She holds a bachelors in Sociology from San Diego State University and started working with North Coast Training in 2010. After taking some years off for her growing family, she returned to North Coast Training part-time in 2018 to coordinate training events and assist our director.
The bulk of Jes’ time is spent at home watching her kiddos grow, making meals and occasionally exploring our National Forests.