Pastor Christian Gurrola was born and raised in the city of El Paso. He graduated from Coronado High School.  He also attended the University of Texas of El Paso and El Paso Community College but never finished.

He and his wife, Selina Gurrola, have been married for 26 years.  For the past 20 years, Selina has found herself teaching children as a school teacher. For the last 13 years, she has taught at Immanuel Christian School. She is the Children’s Minister at Mesa Place Church. Together, the couple has two children; Dominique and Annalyssa. Both children serve in the church’s Worship Team.

Pastor Christian started working at the age of 9 washing delivery trucks.  At 15, he joined the family business and worked for his father. By the age of 19 he managed his own crew of 45 people.  Pastor Christian had a successful medical business, and later sold it and worked for XC Networks as the Director of Sales.  He worked for Advant-Edge Pharmacy as the C.O.O., then AT&T as their Premier Business Manager. 

He returned to XC Networks as the V.P. of Sales.  At that time, in 2008, he became a Deacon and Campus Pastor at Del Sol Church.  As V.P., he and his family moved to Brownsville, Texas for XC Networks. While in Brownsville, he and Selina worked towards reducing their financial debt, that totaled $480k.  Together they brought it down to less than $11k. It was then, the couple decided Christian would enter ministry full time.

The family returned to El Paso and to Del Sol Church.  Pastor Christian, became the Executive and Care Pastor for Del Sol Church.  He was with the church for two years before the Lord called him to start a church.  They started in their living room and in May of 2015, Mesa Place Church opened its doors at the Baptist Student Union at the University of Texas at El Paso.

The church would then move to its newest location at 707 N. Campbell.  The church currently has 180 people who call MPC home.

On his free time, Pastor Christian is an avid cyclist and enjoys spending time with his friends and family.  He is an outgoing and loving Pastor who is personally invested in whoever enters the doors of MPC.  

Pastor Christian Preaching
Pastor Christian & First Lady Selina
The Gurrola Family
Annalyssa & Dominique