Pastors & Staff

Robert Jones

Lead Pastor

Pastor Robert and his wife April love spending time together with their four awesome kids, especially with their weekly family night tradition. Robert and April come from multiple generations of ministers and were raised in Texas and Tennessee before their parents took ministry positions in Northern California. Eventually, they both met each other at Bethany University in Santa Cruz and fell in love while serving as singing partners in a college music group. Robert began full-time ministry at age 19, and after 35 years of ministry they have served as missionaries to Spain, church planters in Texas and executive pastors in several large churches in California.   They have a variety of gifts including speaking at couples retreats, teaching at leadership conferences and tremendous experience with worship, small groups, administration, technology and media.

April Jones

Worship Pastor

Pastor April is a loving wife and a mother of four who devotes her time to making the world around her a better place. For over twenty years, she taught in the classroom and has taught music. Currently she is the Music Pastor and directs the Women’s Department. She says that having her husband as her boss has been quite a treat, and they’re both thoroughly enjoying this season of life. April has writing stints and has been published in various venues over the last 15 years.  She loves to write on themes such as family, marriage, parenting, faith, literacy, education, healthy living, mentoring and music. Pastor April loves to spend time with her family and hang out with friends. Experiences and memories are more important to her than things. She has a deep passion for healthy relationships and seeks to ignite that passion into others through mentoring. A smile comes easily to her, along with an optimistic outlook. Her hobbies include writing, reading, music, getting away, frozen desserts, garden veggies, healthy recipes, strengthening her faith, eating out, hanging out with friends and date nights with her husband.

Miranda (Catie) Rodriguez

Ministry Development Pastor

Pastor Catie is a Licensed Assembly of God Minister. She is currently serving as the Ministry Development Pastor, bringing oversight to all things media/sound tech, online communications, and social media platforms. Catie also teaches, mentors, and leads a life group. From 2018-2022 she served as the Youth Pastor, and prior to that, she was the College & Career Pastor for 4 years. She has been a part of missions trips to Belize, as well as New Orleans where she served those effected by hurricane Harvey as she helped raise relief funds. She is characterized by her big heart and willingness to serve those in the church and community. She loves playing board games with her husband Gilli, reading, singing, playing the piano, going to the movies, and exploring new coffee shops.    

Andre Perez

Executive Pastor

Pastor Andre is our Youth and Children's Ministry Director. He is a Certified Assembly of God Minister.  He is passionate about reaching and discipling children and teens to live out the calling that God has placed in each of their lives.  Pastor Andre is a powerful preacher, a great teacher, and a talented musician, playing both drums and bass. He has a passion for evangelism, enjoys street preaching, and he leads a neighborhood Bible study where he is able to share the Gospel and his testimony of how his life has been transformed. Pastor Andre and his wife Liza have 3 children - Hayden, Harley, and Helaina.