Our Staff

Our Staff

James CarrollDan PalominoTim Sato
james-carrollJames Carroll
Director of Youth Ministry

James Carroll is FOL’s Director of Youth Ministry. He is a Long Beach native and he has a deep love for our city!

James was first introduced to FOL at the very beginning of the church when staff members walked into the music store where he worked and asked about their sound needs. God had already been working in James’s life and he was soon involved with FOL. God gave James a vision for ministry in 2012, and He confirmed it numerous times in the following years. In September 2014, James joined the staff team as the full-time youth director.

James brings a lot of energy and love for the youth in Long Beach along with a strong love for God and his Word. On a typical day, he can be found attending early morning Bible study with Pastor John, hanging with the Cabrillo High School kids at 5000 Pies (buying Jaguar fries), and at the 5000 Pies Club on campus, or playing games and studying the Bible with the FOL youth.

James attended Hamilton Middle School and Jordan High School. From an early age he had a love for music, he started playing professionally at the age of 17. He has played with the Royal Philharmonic Symphony and a wide variety of bands from all different genres. James loves movies, books, and coffee.

“By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.”  (John 15:8)

dan-palominoDan Palomino
Director of Member Care

Dan Palomino serves at Fountain of Life part-time as Pastor of Member Care, which includes mentoring, pastoral counseling, and pre-marital counseling. Dan is a trained chaplain, ministering to the sick in the hospital setting as well as to those who are approaching end of life. He also serves on the FOL Worship Team and occasionally leads worship. In fact, he loves corporate worship and prayer. He also enjoys good movies, jazz and classic rock. He has been happily married to his amazing wife, Sylvia, since 1996 and they have three children: Micah, Karis and Kanda.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope” (Romans 15:13).

“For the kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power” (1 Corinthians 4:20).

tim-satoTim Sato
Director of Communications 

Tim Sato serves as director of communications and as associate director of FOL Antioch, which supports and provides resources for urban church plants.

Before moving to Long Beach, Tim, Caroline, and their kids Daniel and Lucia, lived in South Los Angeles, where they were members of Church of the Redeemer Covenant Church. His family has been deeply influenced by heroes like John Perkins and Jeremiah, the prophet who communicated God’s message to “Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf; for in its welfare you will have welfare.” (Jeremiah 29:7)

In his spare time, Tim enjoys watching sports, reading, cooking, and playing fantasy football. Someday he will learn to speak Spanish like the rest of his family.