Fred Rogriguez - Lead Pastor
Pastor Fred’s bold, relevant preaching and teaching of the Word of God becomes “REAL” and “Comes Alive” through the many Illustrated Sermons, Dramas, Musicals, Special Events and “PowerPoint Presentations” produced by the church.
Pastor Fred and Kathy have been married for 45 years. Kathy has been serving the Lord for approximately 44 years and Pastor Fred for approximately 40 years. They have nine grandchildren and three grown children who are all serving the Lord. Pastor Fred was ordained as an Assemblies of God Minister in 1989 and has been credentialed with the Assemblies of God Fellowship since 1979.
Johnny Hodges - Associate Pastor
Pastor Johnny is an ordained Assembly of God Minister and he has a Bachelor’s Degree in Leadership and Ministry. He offers over twenty years of full time ministry experience in multiple pastoral positions. His desire is to seek to involve others in ministry and help individuals reach their fullest potential in God’s service, and to provide excellent instruction through the Bible by making it relevant in their everyday lives. He has a passion to reach out to people who do not have a relationship with Jesus Christ. Pastor Johnny provides strong leadership and shepherding gifts demonstrating a servant leader’s heart.
He has been married for over 30 years to his beautiful wife Patti and has four children Jonathan, (who is heaven) Joshua, Abby, and Bree. Joshua is married to Grace and they have a beautiful daughter Elizabeth.
Noe Rodriguez - Spanish Pastor
Noe Rodriguez acepto al Senor en Mayo de 1981 y en muy poco tiempo se envolvio en la obra. En 1982 fue elegido para servir en el Cuerpo Official de la Iglesia y en 1985, al retirarse honorablemente de la Marina despues de 30 anos de servicio, fue elegido para servir como Administrador de Negocios a tiempo completo en una de las iglesias bi-lingues mas grandes en los Estados Unidos. Bajo su liderazgo, la iglesia se expandio de una planta con 36,000 pies cuadrados a 80,000 pies con un ministerio amplio de benevolencia a la comunidad; Un negocio de Libreria Cristiana; y un Centro para cuidado de ninos con una capacidad de 105 ninos.
En el ano 1995, ascendio de esta posicion a ser Pastor Assistente de la misma iglesia sirviendo en esa capacidad hasta el ano 2000.
En Junio del ano 2000 sintio el llamado del Senor para dejar su posicion a tiempo completo despues de 15 anos de servicio y se lanzo independiente plantando Iglesias hispanas en congregaciones Anglos. Durante este periodo, tambien trabajo con varios ministerios trayendo ensenanza en Liderazgo, Escuela Dominical, Finanzas, Administracion, e Igle-crecimiento.
En el ano 2007, fue nombrado para asumir la posicion de Pastor de nuestra iglesia hispana. Desde ese tiempo a trabajado arduamente para establecer una fundacion solida, asignando y entrenando lideres, y proveyendo cuidado pastoral a la iglesia. Bajo su liderazgo la iglesia ha crecido de 25 a un promedio de 260 durante este periodo.
Ministerios en nuestra iglesia hispana incluyen pero no se limitan a: Varones; Damas; Parejas; Jovenes; Benevolencia, Musica, Oracion, y Evangelismo.
Wyatt Staggers - Youth Pastor
Pastor Wyatt was born and raised in Lake Elsinore and he grew up attending Elsinore First Assembly with his parents. He served in Youth
Ministry for about three years before Pastor Wyatt first felt the call to become a Youth Pastor in November 2015 at the SoCal Network Youth Convention. He later graduated from Riverside City College, choosing to leave behind many scholarship opportunities from various universities to follow the calling that God had for his life to serve as Youth Pastor for Elsinore First Assembly.
Gonny Stanley - Women’s Ministry
Through the course of various family, financial and ministry related trials, God’s enduring strength and grace can definitely be seen upon Gonny’s life. It has been through the triumphing of her very own pain, and seeing God’s faithfulness in her everyday life, that Gonny is able to lead others into the reality of hope and victory through faith in Jesus Christ. She is a renowned speaker at churches, women’s conferences and Bible schools in the United States and throughout different countries of the world.
Ann Ulrich - Children’s Ministry
Ann knows that childhood is the time in a person’s life when they are most open to learning what it means to trust God. Children are impressionable, and what is rooted in the heart of a child is almost impossible to uproot in the life of an adult. She believes that the goal of the children’s ministry at EFA is to equip every child with a solid biblical foundation, while caring for them in a fun, loving and enriched environment.
Ann’s keen sensibility with children comes from 25 years of raising her own four children along with 15 years of experience as an involved parent volunteer and tireless advocate for children. Whether she was helping in a classroom, president of a PTA, acting as secretary on the board of directors for the Elsinore High School Tiger Foundation, or advising on the Lake Elsinore Unified School District Parent Advisory committee, Ann has always been passionate about the well being of all children; at home, in the schools, at church and in her community.
After graduating from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Business and Public Administration, Ann got busy “climbing the corporate ladder” and found her specialty in project management: twice creating new divisions for the large companies she worked for. After the birth of her first child, Ann changed careers to start a more important job: stay-at-home mom. Within 7 years Ann, and her husband John, had 4 children and they moved their young family from Plano, Texas to Rancho Cucamonga, California in 2002. Shortly after, the Ulrich family moved to Lake Elsinore to be closer to EFA. They have lived in Lake Elsinore and served at the church ever since. Ann expanded her church leadership role and joined the church staff as the Director of Children’s Ministries in 2017.