Simon Bardone became a Christian just a few months before graduating with a degree in applied math (of all things!) from Cal State University Long Beach in 2000. After a short stint teaching math and science to middle-schoolers in Southern California, he then transitioned into vocational ministry, where he began back on the college campus, reaching students with the gospel.

Eventually, Simon moved overseas, where for nine years, he served missionaries and college students in London, England, and other various parts of the UK and Europe. He loves games, coffee, and theology and once rode a bicycle from London to Paris. Simon returned to the US in 2015 with his wife, Shirley, and their three children and now serves as the lead pastor of Grace City Portland.

Simon was the 2021 Family Camp speaker and was requested to return as the 2022 Father/Son speaker! Simon and his sons are excited to return to TCBC for the weekend!