Fred Rodriguez - Lead Pastor
Pastor Fred and his wife Kathy have been married since 1971. Kathy has been serving the Lord since 1972 and Pastor Fred since 1976. They have three grown children and nine grandchildren who are all serving the Lord. Pastor Fred was first credentialed with the Assemblies of God Fellowship in 1979, he became an Assemblies of God Ordained Minister in 1990, and in 2011 Pastor Fred was awarded a Doctorate of Divinity from Vision University.
Pastor Fred was first called to Elsinore First Assembly in October of 1990 to serve as Associate Pastor to Rev. Willard Smith. Pastor Fred was elected by the congregation in May 1991 to serve as their Lead Pastor after Rev. Smith went to be with the Lord. His strong, visionary leadership, administrative ability, sensitivity to the Holy Spirit, along with his contagious energy and friendliness, has helped bring the church from approximately 130 congregants in 1991, to now nearly 600 Sunday morning worshipers.
Pastor Fred is able to shed light on the powerful truths within the Word of God through his bold, relevant, and practical preaching and teaching. He challenges us with Biblical principles by bringing about the ancient truths of Scripture in sermons filled with love, humor and personal stories. Pastor Fred’s life goal is to “Win Souls and Make Disciples” as he endeavors to bring the Gospel to all.
Pastor Fred also serves as Executive Presbyter for Region VIII of the SoCal Network Assemblies of God. Region VIII consists of churches throughout most of Riverside County from Chino to Banning, Riverside to Temecula, Anza, Idyllwild and everything in between! Pastor Fred is able to fulfill this position because he is a visionary leader with the ability to communicate and coordinate with the 100+ ministers and approximately 40 churches in Region VIII while implementing the Network’s Vision to REACH lost people, INSPIRE leaders, and EMPOWER the region’s churches and ministers.
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.
Marc Freire - Fine Arts Ministry Director
Marc has been leading worship for more than eight years and has a heart dedicated to worshipping Jesus in Spirit and Truth. He is passionate in helping to create an environment where the church can enter into the presence of the God. After graduating from Vanguard University in the Spring of 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Pastoral Leadership, Marc joined the Elsinore First Family where he continues to pursue the calling of God to lead people to Jesus.
Karina Robledo - Children's Ministry
Karina grew up in the congregation of Elsinore First Assembly. She gave her heart to the Lord as a child, and has been serving Him ever since. Karina sensed God’s call into ministry in her teens but wasn’t sure exactly what that looked like. Karina has volunteered in several ministry roles at EFA—many related to music—but her calling has become centered on children and she has been part of the EFA Kids volunteer team since 2011.
Karina completed her studies of English and Music at California Baptist University in the Spring of 2019. Karina was involved with the University’s Choir and Orchestra as well as other ministry outreaches with the students there. After graduation, Karina resumed her position volunteering with EFA Kids, taking on the role of Nursery Coordinator. After taking that role she felt the call to Children’s Ministries, so when she was offered the position of Children’s Director in September 2019, she gladly accepted. Karina brings valuable and creative leadership to the church’s ministry staff.
Her parents, Lety and David, and her brothers David and Victor, are still a vital part of ministry at EFA.
Nicole Tunison - Women's Ministry
As a bible study geek, Nicole’s delight is to dig into God’s Word for profound yet practical truth. An encourager at heart, Nicole comes alive when helping women connect their passion with their purpose for the glory of God.
Nicole served in Women’s Ministry at Elsinore First for about 13 years before accepting the role Women’s Director in July of 2018. In addition to her role as Women’s Director, Nicole also serves as a Youth Leader where she ministers to the younger generation of ladies, mentoring them and raising them up to fulfill their God-given purpose.
A girly-girl living among all boys, Nicole and her husband Donnie are raising their two sons, Tanner and Tyler, in Wildomar, California. Her house is wild, loud and littered with Nerf guns and reptiles. Nicole is addicted to dresses, yoga, and chocolate. (Who isn’t???)
Nicole would love to meet you anytime! Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to contact her directly.
Jesse Prado - Men’s Ministry Director & Safety Team Director
Jessie Prado is a father, husband, friend, and Godly man who cares for his family and friends. He has been married to his wife, Silvia, for 26 years. He has two adult children, Jessie Junior and Lexi. While working full time, he worked diligently to obtain his Pastoral credentials through the Assemblies of God. In his free time, Jessie enjoys spending time with his family, drinking a good cup of coffee, and gardening.
Currently, Jessie heads up EFA’s Men’s Ministry which includes teaching at their weekly Bible Study and at monthly breakfasts. Jessie also directs the church’s safety team where he does his best to keep EFA a safe place to worship. Jessie has a heart for people and he is grateful for all the opportunities the good Lord has given him not only at EFA but throughout the Region.