Tara Beth Leach


Tara Beth Leach is the senior pastor at First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena in Southern California. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry from Olivet Nazarene University and a Master of Divinity from Northern Theological Seminary.

She is a regular writer for Mission Alliance and has contributed to other publications such as Christianity Today, Christian Week, The Table Magazine, and Jesus Creed. She is the author of two books; Kingdom Culture (The Foundry) and Emboldened(InterVarsity Press), as well as a chapter in The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life (Baker Academic).

She has two beautiful and rambunctious children, Caleb and Noah, and has been married to the love of her life, Jeff, since 2006.