Gabriel began coming to Sunset Church as a 6th grader, affectionately (and incorrectly) calling it "Camptoons Church," having attended the summer camp for many years. Throughout middle school and high school, God used faithful Youth ministry workers to plant seeds in Gabriel, which began to bear visible fruit in the early years of college, when he finally saw clearly his own wretched state. It was then he decided to cling to Christ for salvation. Over the next decade, Gabriel would be serving in various volunteer youth ministries, as God had given him a heart for the youth; the path of vocational ministry would not become apparent, however, until the end of 2013, when the Lord placed a conviction upon his heart to enter pastoral ministry. For the next few years, Gabriel studied at Western Seminary (San Jose) for his M.Div. degree, and finished the program early in 2018. His hope and goal for ministry is simply to preach the Gospel faithfully to the glory of God. He currently lives with his parents (can't afford rent), occasionally watches K-dramas (it can be good), and spends way too much money on burnt bean juice (it's an addiction problem).