Who we are
Nick Bogardus, Lead Pastor
Nick Bogardus brings diverse and robust experience to his role as the lead pastor of Cross of Christ Church. Recently, Nick was the Pastor-in-Residence for Biola University’s Center for Christian Thought and completed the Soul Care Institute with CrossPointe Ministry. He previously completed the pastoral leadership program at the Resurgence Training Center and did his church planting residency through Fellowship Associates in Little Rock. Nick has spoken and taught for for church planting networks and local churches, helped shape training and strategy for networks, and coached pastors and planters. In addition to his responsibilities at Cross of Christ, Nick currently co-leads a training cohort with Mike Cosper and serves ministry couples in the network alongside Kim.
A native of Orange County, California, Nick spent a decade in the music industry. Eight of those years he ran New Noise Management, an artist management company that oversaw the careers of bands like Thrice, Cold War Kids, and Matt Costa. He and his team developed the artists from the garage to major labels, performing on the main stage at festivals like Coachella and Sasquatch, and appearing on late night shows like Letterman, Leno, and Conan O’Brien. He took his experience to Biola University as an adjunct teacher, creating and teaching the school’s first music management class which then went on to be adapted for UCLA's Extension Program.
Nick loves cooking over live fire, trail running, surfing, 90s and early 2000's independent music, and has a love/hate relationship with USC football.
Kim Bogardus' personality and life are inseparable from her strengths as a wife, mama, leader, and speaker.
Kim has lived and traveled broadly, serving prisoners at women’s prison in Mexico, orphans in Ukraine, dancers in Seattle, and pregnant teenagers in Orange County. She has a degree in Communications from Azusa Pacific University and completed the Soul Care Institute with Crosspointe Ministry. She has spoken for groups like The Gospel Coalition, women’s groups from large churches, coached women in the workplace and in local churches, and is currently serving women in Sojourn Network.
Kim grew up in Texas and is still a hillbilly at heart. She loves to cook and bake and she can be heard reading very animatedly to her kiddos each night.
Our Leadership Team
We believe in team ministry and as such have a team of Elders, Deacons, Discipleship Group Leaders, and Service Team Leads. If you’re new and have questions seek out of the people below, we’d love to talk with you!