Hi, my name is Matt McGill. Hokma is the Hebrew word for wisdom and this blog is focused on its pursuit.

I’ve been serving in full-time ministry since 1995. I’ve served in a variety of roles: intern, team member, pastor, teaching pastor, managing pastor, and editor. Half of my time has been in youth ministry. I’ve served in large churches (Saddleback and Mariners) and small (New Song, Newport Mesa, and New Life), and worked at two different Christian non-profits (Living on the Edge and Pastors.com).

I currently serve as the executive pastor at Pacific Coast Church in San Clemente.

I’ve been married to Misha for almost 25 years and we have 5 kids. All boys. Although it’s a little cheesy, all of their names start with the letter M: Max, Marc, Morgan, Miller, and Mac.

For fun, I’m an amateur woodworker, below-average gamer, and a reader of science fiction and fantasy books.