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    Hello there! I am from Southern California, my mom is from Mexico and my dad is from another country called Texas. I'm always in the mood for legitimate Mexican food and I thank God for the numerous legitimate local Mexican restaurants.  

    I grew up in the Church of the Nazarene as a Pastor's kid. When I was around fourteen, I seriously committed my life to Jesus. Not long after, I realized God was calling me to one day be a pastor. I earned my Bachelor's of Arts in Ministry from MidAmerica Nazarene University. There I met my wife Makenzie.  

    My wife and I love opening up our home to friends and family. Additionally, we have had the honor to host many other kids in our home for varying periods of time through Safe Families for Children, the State, and an International Student program.

    The summarized Gospel (Good News) is that Jesus is the saving King. So what will be our response to the Good News? 

    I pray that as a church, we will live as beloved children of God and faithful citizens of the Kingdom of God who do His will here in our community and in this world that God loves. We were created from Divine Community (God-the Trinity) and we are meant to live in divine community (the Church). My wife and I can vouch that our church genuinely comes through for each other. If you don't already have a church, come be loved and learn to love like Jesus with us. 

    email me at: mario@communitycupbbk.org

  • Makenzie Flores CO-PASTOR

    I identify as an 8 wing 9 on the Enneagram and have since given that identity over to the Lord, asking Him to make me the most Christ-like 8 wing 9 possible. I am married to the love of my life and have been since 2017. I am a mama; not only to my biological son and daughter, but to any child that has or will live in our home. I am called to be the first to serve, to advocate, and stand toe to toe with darkness and the injustices in my community. I have, both, a Pastoral undergrad degree and a Social Work grad degree; the combination is an amazing tool as I serve in this capacity. I am not the most outgoing of our staff, but my sincere prayer is that when we meet, you feel loved, seen, know that you matter and you belong.

    email me at: makenzie@communitycupbbk.org


    Hi, I’m Susan! I am a lover of Jesus, people, laughter, three-part harmonies and chai lattes. Serving as Community Cup’s Worship Arts Director, since we began in 2017, has been a great blessing in my life. I love leading musical worship, shepherding others and challenging persons’ understanding of worship. Whoever you are, reading this bio, know that you are known and loved by God!

    email me at: susan@communitycupbbk.org