Carrillo named Sterling College Campus Pastor

Sterling College has named Jose Carrillo as the College’s campus pastor
Tuesday, August 2, 2022

August 2, 2022, Sterling, Kan. – Sterling College has named Jose Carrillo as the College’s campus pastor. Carrillo has previously served as a young adult pastor and associate pastor at the Christians by the Bay Church in Hercules, Calif. In his role at Sterling Carrillo will be facilitating and encouraging spiritual growth on campus and he will be providing leadership to the Office of Spiritual Life, a sub-department of the broader Office of Student Life.

“I believe God has gifted us an outstanding man who not only has incredible Biblical knowledge but is also man of remarkable character. We are so happy to have Jose and his family join us. We feel his experiences and passion for serving Jesus will make him well-suited to pastor our campus,” said Jason Briar ’99, vice president for student life. 

Carrillo holds a Master of Business Administration from Northcentral University and is currently pursuing a Master of Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary (previously known as Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently interning at First Southern Baptist Church in Hutchinson, Kan. 

“I’m excited to serve alongside this Christ-centered organization and to join the mission and vision of Sterling College. My prayer for each student is to lead them to experience the riches of God’s mercy and love. I desire to empower and equip Christ followers to be ‘unashamed of the gospel because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes,’” said Carrillo. 

He and his wife, Paige, currently reside in Hutchinson with their two young children, Brielle and Aria.

Sterling College is a Christ-centered, four-year college located in Sterling, Kansas, with a mission to develop creative and thoughtful leaders who understand a maturing Christian faith. For more information, visit