Our Leadership

Santa Barbara


Reverend Chuck Reed

Reverend Chuck Reed

Reverend Chuk Reed is senior pastor of Moriah Bible Fellowship Church, and provides spiritual covering for Moriah Freedom Ministry.  The church is located at 1232 De la Vina Street, in the Louise Lowrey Davis Center, in Santa Barbara.

The church meets for worship and praise services every Sunday at 10:00 A.M., and all are welcome.

Pastor Chuk may be reached at 805 259-5335, chukr14@hotmail.com.

Mike McGrew

Mike McGrew

Mike McGrew, who heads up Moriah Freedom Ministry and leads the Santa Barbara office of Moriah, had a long career as a detective and major crimes investigator for the Santa Barbara Police Department. Although he had not been a religious man, his life changed dramatically when his son, Michael “T.T.”, who had been battling bone cancer for 8 years, died from an overdose in 2010.

Mike’s cousin, a fellow police officer, talked with him about God, and Mike began to listen. “I went from having no faith, to that’s all that I wanted,” he says. “It brought peace to me. I couldn’t find it anywhere. I had chased it at the bottom of an alcohol bottle.” He turned his life over to Jesus Christ, and since then Mike has spent his time ministering to fellow police officers, people he has had to stop for traffic violations or arrest for more serious crimes, and people on the streets. He speaks to parishioners at Moriah Bible Fellowship in Santa Barbara every Sunday. “Being of service to the Lord brings me a lot of joy, and I didn’t have that for a lot of years,” Mike’s life has turned around since he placed his faith in Jesus. He credits God with healing him from colon cancer and freeing him from an addiction to alcohol, as well as with saving his marriage to the woman who first introduced him to Christ at a Christian concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl. 

Orange/Colton-Redlands


Steve and Nancy

Steve and Nancy

Steve and Nancy head up our Orange and Riverside, California offices. Steve grew up in Orange County and enjoyed a career in the electronic wire and cable industry in New England, Pennsylvania, and California. Nancy hails from the Bay Area and earned her R.N. after being a stay-at-home mom.

Married in 1971, Steve and Nancy have lived all over the United States, raising two daughters along the way. They returned to southern California in 1999. Both Steve and Nancy committed their lives to Jesus in the mid 1980’s. For nearly a decade, Steve has also been very involved in the Influencers men’s fellowship, a non-denominational weekly gathering of men from more than 50 churches throughout Orange County. For more information about Influencers, click the link to the left.

Nancy became involved with Moriah Freedom Ministry when she came along as a prayer partner for a friend needing inner-healing prayer in late 2012. At their first meeting with Pastor Jim, Nancy felt a strong calling to inner-healing ministry and began training, praying with her own clients later that year. Steve entered the ministry a few months after Nancy became involved, and both were ordained in the ministry at Moriah by Pastor Jim. Steve concentrates on seeing male clients, while Nancy limits her ministry to female clients.

Both Steve and Nancy have explored other methods of healing prayer, including Sozo and listening prayer, and bring these techniques into their prayer sessions along with the Moriah method of inner-healing prayer. They believe that these varying prayer methods augment each other and bring a deeper, richer healing experience to their clients.

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Same Sex Attraction

We have a very special burden with our brothers and sisters struggling with same sex attraction (SSA). Unlike many ministries that focus on the process of coping with conditions that can never really be changed, Moriah extends the hope that God can fully heal and restore to heterosexual attraction.

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Glossary of Terms

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What is a Curse?

Curses are declarations, contracts or requests for injury or evil to befall someone or something. They can be spoken or written words, incantations, or prayers that invoke evil spirits to do their work.

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Satanic Ritual Abuse

Satanic Ritual Abuse creates severe internal soul damage and compounds the trauma with occult directed demonic attachments.

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