Associate PastoR - Larry Rodriguez
Pastor Larry was born and raised in Southern California. After graduating from Artesia High School, went on to Cerritos College and received an A.A. degree in Administration of Justice. After coming to Christ attended Calvary Chapel Bible College and pursued a Bachelor Degree in Biblical Studies. He has been an Ordained Minister since 1989.
While in high school Larry met his wife Patsy (Salcido) at a track meet he was competing in at her school (Gahr). They were married in 1985 and raised four children in the city of Norwalk. Now with their children grown and having children of their own, they are enjoying time with their many grandchildren.
After living a life of gang violence and drugs Pastor Larry gave his life to Christ in 1984 and began to pursue a life of ministry. In 1986 he founded New Heart Street Ministry, an outreach ministry to gang members. In 1987 Larry came on staff at Messenger Fellowship as Outreach Pastor and later Associate Pastor under the leadership of Pastor Don Metcalf.
Pastor Larry has served in various ministries throughout the years including; Prison Ministry, Street Ministry, High School, Jr. High, Married Couples and Men’s ministry. He has traveled to a number of countries like Mexico, Russia, Japan, Korea, and in the U.S. to participate in short term mission’s trips.
Currently he is serving as Associate Pastor at Desert Reign Church where he oversees the various ministries in the area of administration, as well as leading the Men’s Ministry called the Watchmen.
Pastor Larry says “I was radically changed by the power of The Holy Spirit at conversion, and I will live the rest of my life preaching and teaching the love of Jesus Christ found in His Word…I’m compelled to.” May the Lord Bless you, success to you and success to the Kingdom.
Outreach Pastor - ALEX BERNARd
Pastor Alex is one of the nicest, most helpful guys you’ll ever meet. When people say, “Oh, Pastor Alex has been ‘around-the-block'” they are referring to the fact that he has seen a lot of action on the streets and blessings in the church.
Pastor Alex loves people and says, “it is God’s will to be intimate with your soul.” He also says, “I love the Lord and I am committed to serving Him in any way that I can. My desire is to a positive influence in people lives. I love my family and being with them is the most important think in my life. I want to serve Christ by serving others. My personal Mission statement is “To know Him, and to make Him Known.”
Oh, and his favorite saying in the Bible, “Go and sin no more.”
EXECUTIVE PASTOR - GLENN GARVIN
Glenn has brought hope to hundreds of folks by sharing his own story of chaotic upbringing.
He served as an Assistant Pastor at Highland AG in Bakersfield and an Executive Pastor at Life Center, Lakewood for eighteen years. In January 2003 Glenn joined the national office staff of Royal Family KIDS. As Vice President of Camps and Mentoring Clubs, Glenn spoke nationwide, enlisting champions for children to reach out to children of abuse in their local community.
Glenn has a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies, Southern California College, 1983 and a Master’s degree in Leadership, Vanguard University, 2007.
Glenn and his wife, Robin, have been married for thirty four years and have three children, David (30) married to Ally, Matthew (28) married to Francine and Janae (25) married to Alan. They reside in Santa Ana, California.
SPANISH PASTOR - PASTOR MANNY & SARA GODINEz
Pastor Manual and Sara Godinez have been married for 18 years. They have pastored in the city of Los Angeles for 13 years. They have been a great blessing for many families and now God has called them to be part of Desert Reign Church pastoring the Hispanic people of the City of Downey. Come and be blessed by this new ministry !!!
El Pastor Manual y Sara Godinez es un matrimonio de 18 años han pastoreado en la cuidad de Los Angeles durante 13 años siendo de gran bendicion para muchas familias y hoy Dios los ha llamado a ser parte de la Iglesia Desert Reign pastoreando al pueblo hispano de la cuidad de Downey. Ven y se bendecido en esta nueva Promesa de Dios!!!