Pastor Bart Garrett

My passion is to lead, preach, and pastor in a manner that is worthy of the Gospel for the sake of the health of the local church and the mission of bringing God’s kingdom on earth just as it is in heaven.

- Bart Garrett

About Bart


Wife, Katie
Caroline (18)
Clair (15)
Cammie (13)


Trail Running,
Coffee Roasting,
Hiking, Cycling,




Leading teams, boards, and staffs to organizational and relational health

Casting vision in a manner that is inspiring and empowering

Maximizing congregational generosity and church budget efficiency

Communicating passionately

Comfort presenting to diverse audiences with experience in corporate and secular settings

Preaching biblically sound, culturally insightful, and personally vulnerable messages

High Emotional Quotient coupled with Spiritual Discernment

Strategic in Pastoral Counseling via pastoring staff, discipling elders, and empowering lay leadership toward the “one anothering” of congregational care


Lead Pastor and Founder | Christ Church East Bay | June 2005 – Present

  • Networked, Inspired, and Equipped 50 volunteers in preparation for Church Start Up in 2005
  • Launched Christ Church Berkeley in 2006
  • Launched Christ Church Oakland in 2007
  • Launched Christ Church Lafayette in 2015
  • Primary responsibilities are Preaching, Leadership, Pastoring Staff, Discipling Elders, Vision, Networking, and Outreach
  • Oversee one church in three locations with a 1.8-million-dollar budget
  • Oversee a staff of 8 full time and 16 half or part time employees

Founder and Board Member | Project Peace | 2008 – Present

  • Established this 501c3 (not for profit) for the purpose of connecting the financial and human resources of faith-based organizations with the needs of direct service providers
  • Served as Executive Director and Board Chair from 2008 to 2010
  • Serve as active board member from 2010 to Present
  • Project Peace has a current partnership of 20 churches and 20 service providers

Director | City to City Bay Area | 2017 – Present

  • Recruit and Train Faculty Members for our Church Planter Incubator
  • Facilitate and Train in the Church Planter Incubator

Member of National Leadership Team | City to City North America | 2016 – Present

  • Serve with 10 other pastors and leaders in developing and cultivating partnerships amidst influential North American cities
  • Hub cities include: New York City, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, SF Bay Area, Phoenix
  • Specialize in writing, reviewing, and editing content and strategic documents

Member of National Church Planting Team | Evangelical Presbyterian Church | 2013 - 2020

  • Serve with 8 other pastors and leaders in recruiting, vetting, training, and exporting church planters in the EPC denomination
  • Lead the EPC Church Planter Cohort and will be fulfilling and completing my role in 2020

Cohort Leader | Fuller Seminary Micah Groups | 2013 - 2015

  • Participated in Dr. Mark Labberton’s Pilot cohort for cultivating just and wise preachers
  • Facilitated two Micah Groups for cultivating just and wise preachers

Pastor for Young Adults | Perimeter Church, Atlanta | 2001 - 2005

  • Led a ministry for over 3000 congregants including singles, newlyweds, young families
  • Led a staff team of 10
  • Served on Perimeter Church’s Management Team
  • Served on Perimeter Church’s Preaching Team


Bachelor of Arts | 1998 | Furman University

  • Major: Religion with Independent Study Emphasis in Philosophy and English

Master of Divinity | 2001 | Reformed Theological Seminary Orlando

  • Emphasis: Biblical Studies, Theology, and Counseling