Mission: to know Christ and make Him known.

Vision: to lead people in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ by helping churches become more effective at reaching the next generation and their families.

Biography: Damon DeLillo is the Next Generation Pastor at Shadow Mountain Community Church (El Cajon, CA) and the Lead Consultant and Founder of Ten Cow Ministries and NextGenMinistry.us which are dedicated to helping churches become more effective at reaching the next generation and their families. He has been working with kids, teenagers and families, producing events, teaching and creating environments for ministry for 20 years. In 2008, he led a church planting team with North Point Ministries and served as a Creative Director for several projects.  He and his talented and creative wife, Janna, live in Alpine, California, and are presently enjoying the challenge of raising their five children: Emilie, Corey, Tucker, Gracie and Macie.
  • Myers-Briggs: ENTP
  • RightPath 4: Director
  • DISC: DI (Persuasive)
  • Strengthsfinder: Ideation, Strategic, Maximizer, Learner, Achiever
Spiritual Gifts

















Mercy Showing


Intimacy with God

The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy him forever.  In His presence is fullness of joy–I choose Him and I choose joy.


Our families are our first ministry because through them God demonstrates his story of redemption to the rest of the world.


Leadership is more than taking people someplace else; it is taking people someplace better.


So many relationships, even good ones, are really several monologues which only now and then and by accident relate to each other, for people are more concerned with their own selves than the living exchange that happens in genuine relationship. No matter how brief the connection we seek an authentic exchange and a genuine relationship.


I haven’t figured it all out, but to ignore what works because it’s bigger or smaller, or old or new, or just not our own idea is the opposite of humility. Humility means we offer our best, remembering our indebtedness to those who have made us who we are, and never ignore the things or people that may help us become better.


No one talks about the boring, the predictable, the mediocre or the safe. There is nothing boring, predictable or safe about next generation ministry; Jesus was remarkable–we should be too.  Only the best for Christ.

Creative Experience

Role: Creative Director
Responsible for . . .
  • Corporate Creative Process
  • Development of Brand Voice, Core Ideology, Messaging & Customer Experience
  • Leadership and development of Creative Services and Design Teams

Development: Creative Process, Idea Generation, Marketing, Design, Social Media Marketing

Ministry Experience

Roles: Family Pastor/Director, Church Planter, Lead Pastor
Responsible for . . .
  • Strategic planning & vision casting
  • vision and administration of ministry to nursery, preschool, children, students and families
  • leadership and development of volunteer and staff teams
  • fundraising
  • development of ministry environments

Teaching Experience

Roles: Secondary Principal, Teacher (7th-12th Grades)

Subjects: Humanities, Modern Mythology, Logic, Great Ideas, Algebra I, Geometry, Yearbook, Western History & Literature, Composition.

Development: Administration, Curriculum Development, Employee Management