Josh Paredes is New City’s Worship Pastor. He was born and raised in Koreatown in Los Angeles and grew up in church. As the son of a church planter/pastor, Josh served in church from a very young age. When his mom and dad decided to plant a church in mid-city L.A., Josh was automatically named the official worship leader at the age of 13. For over 15 years, Josh served as worship leader at his parents’ predominantly Spanish-speaking congregation. In 2004, Josh and his then girlfriend, Paola, felt a call to reach out to their English-speaking and bilingual neighbors and so developed a Sunday morning English service. This experience piqued their interest in church planting and intensified their desire to purposefully serve a multi-ethnic community. Today, Josh and Paola, parent three beautiful children and are helping to launch the San Fernando Valley Parish.