Tarik is a first-generation American with both his parents being native Egyptians. Growing up in a non-practicing Muslim home, he always remembered believing in God but not knowing who He is.
Tarik surrendered his life to Jesus later in his life after years of being involved with drugs and serving time in federal prison. His life truly began to flourish once he committed his life to following Jesus.
Tarik was originally a part of Reality Carpinteria where he met Dave Lomas during a summer internship in 2008. Eventually, he moved with Dave to San Francisco and helped plant Reality SF.
In addition to serving as an elder at Reality SF, Tarik oversees the church’s finances, human resources, facilities, and business contracts.
He and his wife Erika live in the Sunset District with their two biological daughters, Isabelle and Evelyn, and a foster child.
Meet Our Team
Learn about some of the other folks who lead our church.
Tarik El-Ansary, Administration & Finance Pastor | Elder
In addition to serving as an elder, Tarik oversees our church’s finances, human resources, facilities, and legal contracts.Read their story
Malia McKinney, Prayer Minister
Malia serves as the administrative coordinator and team leader for the Prayer Ministry, as well as, providing congregant support through one-on-one prayer sessions.Read their story
Jessica Gracewski, Associate Pastor
Jessica is passionate about equipping others in their pursuit of Christ. As Associate Pastor, she works alongside the Executive Team, overseeing the development of our ministries focused on community and formation.Read their story