Get to know us

Our team. Our board of directors. Our beliefs.

Our Team

Steve Hubler

Dr. Steve Hubler

Since the mid-nineties, Steve has served as a Pastor, Church Planter, Leadership Coach and Missionary who is committed to mobilizing families for God’s harvest. Steve earned his doctoral degree in discipleship at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. He completed his Masters Degree in Theology at Talbot, and his Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Steve is also an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation. He loves hiking and mountain biking. Steve and his family live in Phoenix, AZ.

Robby Lashua

Robby Lashua

Robby is the Pastor of Apologetics at Desert Springs Community Church in Goodyear, AZ, an Associate Professor at Mission Bible Institute, and host of Christ, Culture & Coffee, a weekly apologetics podcast. Having earned his Bachelor degree from Arizona Christian University, a Masters of Divinity from Phoenix Seminary, and a Master’s Degree in Christian Apologetics from Biola University, Robby has a passion for equipping the church with good reasons to believe in classical Christianity. Most importantly, Robby married his wonderful wife, Kelly, over ten years ago. Together they are raising four amazing kids, Greta, Cohen, Elsie, and Jesse to love and serve Jesus.

Joel Sinclair

Joel Sinclair

Joel is a retired Marine and a graduate of the Master of Christian Apologetics at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. Joel has a passion for helping others understand God’s Word and grappling with the many difficult questions today’s believers face. He’s been married for seven years and has four young children. He enjoys hiking, bike riding and traveling.

Amy Sun

Amy Sun

Amy has devoted her entire career toward investing in the lives of young people. After completing her bachelor’s degree in Christian Education from Arizona Christian University in 1995, she served as a missionary school teacher in South Korea, Kazakhstan and briefly in India. Her significant cross-cultural experience has made her uniquely and powerfully equipped to develop a Christian worldview in the minds of her students. Currently, Amy is teaching Second Grade at West Valley Christian School. Amy loves to travel, especially off the beaten path. She is a devoted mother rearing three young children to love and follow Jesus. Amy and her family live in Phoenix, AZ.

Levi Molkentin

Levi Molkentin

Levi has nearly twenty years of experience in youth ministry. He began his ministry career as a camp counselor at Alpine Christian Conference Center. He also served as a Youth Pastor for several years, most recently at The Refuge Church.  Levi is also the host of his podcast, The How to Bible. He is an active outdoor enthusiast and marathon runner. He’s also a dedicated husband to Jamie and father to two young followers of Jesus. Levi and his family live in Phoenix, AZ.

Jamie Molkentin

Jamie Molkentin

Jamie was born and raised in Huntington Beach, CA. After earning her Bachelor of Education degree from Long Beach State University with an emphasis in child and human development, she began her teaching career in 2002. She currently serves as a middle school teacher at West Valley Christian School where she shares her passion for Science and Scripture with her students. In addition to being a beloved teacher, she is a dedicated wife to Levi and mother of her two young children. She and her family live in Phoenix, AZ.

Our Board of Directors

Skilled leadership is essential for success.  Legacy families benefit from our Board members’ years of practical, hands-on experience in leadership development, family ministry, discipleship, and youth ministry.

Dr. Steve Hubler

President, Legacy Family Ministries

Since the mid-nineties, Steve has served as a Pastor, Church Planter, Leadership Coach and Missionary who is committed to mobilizing God’s people for God’s harvest.  Steve earned his doctoral degree in discipleship at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. He completed his Masters Degree in Theology at Talbot, and his Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.  Steve is also an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation. He and his family live in Phoenix, AZ.

Nathan Wieler

Nathan Wieler

Principal, West Valley Christian School

Nathan currently serves as the Principal of West Valley Christian School, a private K-8 school in Goodyear, AZ.  Nathan’s investment into the educational development of children began early in his life as he assisted with his family’s daycare business. His career in education began in 2002 following the completion of his Bachelor degree at the University of Regina in Canada. Nathan and his family live in Phoenix, AZ.

Chris R

Chris Roussin

Lead Pastor, Lincoln Heights Christian Church

Chris has served as the Lead Pastor of Lincoln Heights Christian Church in Phoenix, AZ since 2010. He exemplifies collaborative, missional, and team-oriented leadership to empower others as they work to expand God’s Kingdom by loving God and loving others. Before his current role, Chris served for over thirteen years as the Youth Pastor at Eastside Christian Church in Southern CA. Chris earned a Masters Degree in Leadership and Spiritual Formation from Vanguard University and a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries from Azuza Pacific University. Chris, his wife Hannah and their four daughters live in Phoenix AZ.

What We Believe

We understand that, as a responsible parent, you want to know who it is you’re teaming up with in the spiritual formation of your children. So, in the two sections below, we’ve provided a description for you of exactly what we believe regarding several concerns most Christians today consider important.

Core Beliefs:

We believe there is one God who is eternal. He exists in Trinity; the Father, Son (Jesus Christ) and Holy Spirit. We believe that all of us have sinned and that our sin separates us from God. But because God loves us, Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, lived a life without sin, died on the cross for our sins and was physically raised from the dead so that all people might have eternal life. We believe that we are saved only by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ.  We believe the Bible is His Word; infallible, inerrant and authoritative for our lives. We believe that once we are saved, God’s will is for us to grow in our likeness to Him through His Word and work in our life. We believe the Church is the body of Christ on earth whom Jesus has charged and empowered to fulfill His mission of bringing salvation to all people. We also believe that one day, Jesus will physically and visibly return to establish His glorious Kingdom.

Contemporary Issues:

We get it. We live in a very diverse secularized culture these days. As a result, a few issues are impacting the worldviews of our children that are just so emotionally charged they can evoke passionate disagreement. Those issues are abortion, same-sex marriage, gender identity, homosexuality, and of course, evolution.  While we extend our love and grace to those who disagree with us, we thought you’d appreciate the following summary statements describing exactly where we stand on these important issues:

Legacy affirms that life begins at the moment of conception. Therefore, we believe that abortion is contrary to God’s Word, yet we extend the grace and love of Jesus to those who’ve chosen abortion. Legacy affirms that God created marriage; it is a covenant between one man and one woman that makes them one in God’s eyes.  Therefore, we believe that same-sex marriage is contrary to God’s Word, yet we extend the grace and love of Jesus to those who’ve chosen it.

Legacy affirms that sex was created by God to express the intimate union between a husband and wife. Therefore, we believe that homosexuality, adultery, and fornication are all contrary to God’s Word, yet we extend the grace and love of Jesus to those who’ve engaged in them.

Legacy affirms that God created mankind in His own image, some as male, some as female. Just as God gave Adam, the first male person, a male body, and Eve, the first woman, a female body… when He knit us together in our mother’s womb He gave us either a male or female body. God determines our gender, and that gender is consistent with the purpose He chose for us before our birth. Therefore, we believe the claim that one can choose a gender identity that is inconsistent with the physical body God has given them is contrary to God’s  Word. Yet we extend the grace and love of Jesus to those who’ve accepted that claim.

Legacy affirms that mankind was created by God, in His image, out of the dust of the earth as described in Genesis 1. Therefore, we believe that the theory of Evolution, despite its widespread acceptance in academic communities, is contrary to God’s Word. Yet we extend the grace and love of Jesus to those who believe in Evolution.

Statement of Faith

Holy Bible

God exists and has revealed Himself to humanity. The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is a special expression of this revelation and finds its ultimate expression in the incarnation of Jesus Christ.

The Bible – all the books of the Old and New Testament – is Holy Scripture, the inspired Word of God, infallible and inerrant in the original writings. It is fully authoritative and is therefore the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. It is our only absolutely trustworthy guide for all matters of our faith and life. (2Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26).

God

There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and co-eternal (I John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11).

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. He is Lord of heaven and earth, preexistent with God the Father, God of very God. He is the eternal Word become flesh, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He performed miracles. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was crucified, suffered, bled and died to atone for our sins. He was buried and three days later was physically resurrected from the dead, victorious over death and all the powers of darkness. He ascended to the right hand of God the Father where He is glorified as Lord of all. He is the only mediator between God and human beings. He is the God given atonement for the sins of the world. There is salvation in Him and Him alone. He will return again in power and glory (Isaiah 7:14, 9:6; Matthew 1:18, 23-25; Luke 1:27-35; John 1:1,14, 20:28; 1Timothy 3:16; Philippians 2:5-6; 1Timothy 2:5).

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is a divine person, the third person of the Trinity (John 14:15-18), sent to indwell, guide, teach and empower the believer (John 16:13; Acts 1:8), and to convince the world of sin, righteousness and of judgement (John 16:7-11). He effectually calls unbelievers toward Christ and is the divine agent by which they are born into the Kingdom of God and regenerated into a new creation (John 6:44, 65).

Mankind

We believe that human beings were created in the image of God, good and righteous in His sight. But mankind sinned by voluntary transgression against God, incurring not only physical death as a consequence, but also the spiritual death that is separation from God. All human beings are born with a sin nature and are therefore separated from God. Mankind’s only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Gen.1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21).

Salvation

The Blood that Jesus Christ shed on the Cross of Calvary was sinless and is 100% sufficient to cleanse mankind of all sin. Jesus allowed Himself to be punished for both our sinfulness and our sins, enabling all those who repent and believe in Him to be free from the penalty of sin, which is death (1 John 1:7; Revelation 1:5, 5:9; Colossians 1:20; Romans 3:10-12, 23, 5:9; John 1:29).

Human beings are accountable for their response to the forgiveness, pardon and reconciliation offered to them in the Lord Jesus Christ. When an individual places his or her faith in Jesus Christ; His death, burial, and resurrection they are saved by His grace. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or any kind of human effort (Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22).

Christians are people who have invited the Lord Jesus Christ to come and live inside them by His Holy Spirit. They relinquish the authority of their lives over to him thus making Jesus the Lord of their life as well as Savior. They put their trust in what Jesus accomplished for them when He died, was buried, and rose again from the dead (John 1:12; John 14:17, 23; John 15:4; Romans 8:11; Revelations 3:20).

The Church

The church is the Body of Christ and consists of every person who is born of the Spirit, having placed their faith in Jesus and received salvation. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. The primary purpose of the Church is to worship God and glorify him by building up believers, young and old, and effectively reaching the world with the gospel of Christ. (Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23).

Sanctification

God’s will for those who are disciples of Jesus is that they exhibit transformed lives evidenced by purity, holiness, steadfast faith, the growing empowerment of the Holy Spirit and an increasingly Christ-like character. Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ’s character in us. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (1Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; 2 Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3, Romans 8:29, 12:1-2, Hebrews 2:11).

Power for Christian Living

The Holy Spirit was sent by Jesus after His ascension on the day of Pentecost according to the promise of the Father. Those who have received the Holy Spirit are empowered to carry on the work of His ministry according to His teaching and example, including the making of new disciples. (Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11, 10:7-8, 28:18-20; Mark 16:17; Luke 10:3-11; Acts 1:5, 2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6).

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. These gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of Biblical parameters (Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11, 12 :4-8; Ephesians 4:16; 2 Timothy 1:5-16, 4:14; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; 1 Peter 4:10).

Healing of the Sick

Healing of the sick is illustrated in the life and ministry of Jesus and included in the instruction of Jesus to His disciples. Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church in this present age. Healing is also a part of Jesus’ work on the Cross and one of the gifts of the Spirit (Psalm 103:2-3; Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark 16:17-18; Acts 8:6-7; James 5:13-16; 1 Corinthians 12:9, 28; Romans 11:29).

Marriage

God created marriage. It is a covenant made between a man and a woman that makes them one (Gen 2:22, 24; Matt 19:5-6).

Jesus’ Second Coming

Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return one day to earth for the second time to raise the dead, judge all men and women, and establish His glorious Kingdom. (Matthew 24:30,  26:63-64; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8; Revelation 1:7).

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