RJ McCauley is the Student Ministries Pastor at Magnolia Church in Riverside, CA. Over the past 18 years, he has served in youth ministry as a volunteer, leader, counselor, mentor, coach, teacher, and pastor. RJ has an unrivaled passion for Jesus and wants the next generation to know him.
RJ got saved his senior year in high school and never turned back on God’s calling for his life to build the kingdom of God! He attended and served at Harvest Christian Fellowship for a decade (2003-2013) and currently is working on staff at Magnolia Church (2013-present). He graduated from Riverside Community College with an A.S. in Architecture (2007), California Baptist University with a B.A. in Christian Ministries (2011), took graduate courses at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (2013-2017), and plans on finishing up his higher education with a Masters of Theological Studies and a Doctorate of Ministry at Gateway Seminary (current).
As he reaches the youth in Riverside, he also is reaching the youth outside of his city as a Download Youth Ministry Ambassador, where he shares, train, and writes things about youth ministry. Additionally, he recently became the Youth Coordinator of Evangelism and Outreach for the California Southern Baptist Convention, where he leads a new youth movement through CSBC Youth that hosts annual conferences and youth ministry events.
He is married to his lovely wife Melissa, and they have a beautiful daughter named Emma Rose.
Social Media Handles: @rj_mccauley / Facebook: www.facebook.com/rjmccauley17 Instagram: www.instagram.com/rj_mccauley