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Southwinds is led by our Elder Team. The Southwinds family has affirmed this team to serve as spiritual overseers for the church. They prayerfully seek God’s leadership for direction and give leadership, encouragement, support and guidance to the work of God here.

All Southwinds pastors serve on this team as staff elders, along with the non-staff elders the Southwinds family has affirmed. 

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Chris Martinez

Chris Martinez

Life Groups Pastoroffice: Extension 105


Family: Chris is married to June they have 2 daughters.

How Long At Southwinds: Chris joined our staff in March 2016.He has been in ministry for 16 years, with 7 of those years as Lead Pastor of a church plant in Oceanside.

Hobbies: Playing softball, paddle boarding, cycling, running, coaching, eating and anywhere his family is!

Favorite Sports Teams: Padres, Chargers (until they leave San Diego) and Warriors (bandwagon)