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  • Phone: (661) 487-1797
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  • Mailing Address: 
  • 9530 Hageman Rd, Suite B, Box #380, Bakersfield, CA 93312
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  • Twitter: @vanguardbible

Service Times

  • Sundays @ 9:00a
  • Freedom Middle School
  • 11445 Noriega Road
  • Bakersfield, CA 93312

Our Leaders

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Cary Nack

Cary Nack

Senior Pastoroffice: (661) 487-1797

Family: Maija (wife); Gabrielle, Jonathan, Dillon, Abigail (kids)

Education: B.A. in Communications, University of Iowa; M.A. in Christian Education, Dallas Theological Seminary

Responsibilities at Vanguard: leading, casting vision, preaching, teaching, overseeing ministries, coaching men 

Biggest influences: Jesus, Jack Graham, Chuck Swindoll, Tony Evans, James MacDonald + a handful of personal mentors

Music in my car/on my iPhone: Passion Band; Hillsong Live; Jeremy Camp; Casting Crowns; Daughtry; Jill Philips; Andrew Peterson; 70’s-80’s pop/rock and much more

Favorite word: impact

Least favorite word: any word I can’t spell

Sound/noise I love: a baby’s laugh

Sound/noise I hate: a baby’s cry

Favorite movies: Braveheart; The Last Samurai; Batman Trilogy; Star Wars 1-6; Bourne Trilogy; Invinceable; Facing the Giants; most Harrison Ford and Denzel Washington movies; many others

Favorite book(s): Bible

Spare time: football; basketball; Starbucks; watching movies; playing with kids & dog; playing xBox; reading; playing air drums; football; basketball; Starbucks

Best invention: iPhone; iPad

Another profession I’d like to try: Secret Service agent; college football coach; playing drums for Night Ranger

A profession I never want to try: politician (too many people to please); any dirty job

Passion(s): helping the local church grow spiritually & numerically; seeing the Gospel change lives; seeing people get fired up about Jesus

Biggest frustration(s): my own sin nature; men that won’t lead; people that won’t grow; lines that don’t move

When I get to Heaven, I’d like to hear God say: “Well done, good and faithful servant. You were a man I could write about.”


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