Paradise Staff


  • michael matijevich, lead pastor

    Mike and his wife Mary and family moved to Las Vegas to plant Paradise Church in 1978 from Rochester, New York. Mike's original college degree was in architectural engineering, but after he accepted Jesus as his Savior God called him into the ministry. He was trained for ministry at the Northstar Bible Institute and then served as an associate pastor for five years before moving to Las Vegas. Mike loves studying and teaching the bible and watching people grow in the Lord. He loves tacos, Metro Pizza and his favorite movie is Raiders Of The Lost Ark. He also loves to ski, and hunt. Mike's education and experience has allowed him to design and build two buildings on the 5 acres that the church owns that are debt-free. His goal is to see people come into a personal relationship with Jesus and then become a fully mature disciple that can in turn disciple others. 

  • Seth wenzel, Youth pastor

    Seth and his wife of ten years Nicole, sons Noah and Caleb joined our team in August of 2019. Seth is the son of a pastor and was saved as a young boy. He also served as a deputy in the sheriffs department in Montana for 16 years. He received his Bachelors in Practical Church Ministry from Trinity Bible College and Seminary in December 2019 and is currently working on his masters. Seth loves spending time with his family at home or in the outdoors when he is not busy ministering. He also loves Metro Pizza's chicken wings and milkshakes. He loves studying the bible and hunting, working out, skiing, and playing pingpong. His favorite movie is The Magnificent Seven. The Wenzel's are expecting their third child later in 2020.

  • margaret childs, Office manager & comptroller

    Margaret has served Paradise Church for over 30 years and does an outstanding job. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, and recently became a great-grandmother. Margaret accepted the Lord Jesus as her personal Savior as a young girl. She has taught children and served as our Sunday School director for many years. Margaret and her husband Chuck are currently serving in our youth ministry. She loves her family and loves to read and study the bible, and to travel the world. She is a prayer warrior and a very kind soul.