Tyler Donnelly

Executive Pastor

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Tyler grew up in Oceanside, CA and was raised in the church by parents who loved God and served the church faithfully. Tyler soon recognized the calling to minister and lead young people to be disciples of Jesus and was leading Bible studies at his youth group as a teenager. In 2008, he married Alison who also has a passion for discipleship and leading others to follow after Jesus. They moved to Temecula a few years later and began serving in the high school ministry at Reliance Church in 2013 and joined the staff in 2019 as an Assistant Pastor.

Tyler and Alison have two daughters, Darcy and Delaney, and enjoy hanging with friends, studying and teaching the Bible, playing softball, and rooting for the Padres (well, Tyler does, Alison would rather not be disappointed every season)!

Get to know Pastor Tyler!

What is your role at Reliance Church?
As an Assistant Pastor here, I oversee the Student Ministries, Facilities, and TechArts Departments

Describe your job in five words?
Herding cats, and loving it!

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Pro Baseball Player

Coffee, Tea, or Soda?
Give me an iced latte any day of the year!

Go-to worship song?
Currently, Ancient Gates by Brooke Ligertwood. All time? Let My Words be Few by Matt Redman

Who has had the most influence in your spiritual life?
My wife, Christian Slye, pastor Jason Duff, C.S. Lewis

Food you can’t live without?
Street tacos! Al pastor, carne asada, all of it!

Which Bible character would you most likely to be best friends with?
Gideon 😂 (I can relate!)

Favorite Quote of all time?
“There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” — C.S. Lewis

What is your hope for Reliance Church?
That this body of believers tangibly brings about the kingdom of God through the power of the Holy Spirit in the love of Christ. And that the Christian Faith would have an expanding impact on lives for generations to come here in the Temecula Valley and beyond because of it.