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.
David McKinney, Prayer Ministry Pastor
David supports, cultivates, and provides training for prayer in our church, while also facilitating prayer counseling sessions.Read their story
Wilson Leung, Elder
As a non-staff Elder, Wilson is passionate about teaching, discipleship, and experiencing real community through living everyday life together.Read their story
Mike Gleim, Executive Pastor
Mike oversees the Reality SF staff, supporting and equipping them in vision and strategy.Read their story