Daren Pitcher

  Lead Pastor


Daren Pitcher has served as Lead Pastor of RCC since January, 2005.  Daren grew up in the Pismo Beach area and is a graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego.  He also obtained his teaching credential through Azusa Pacific University.  Daren & his wife Amy have two teenage sons.  In addition to his ministry through RCC, Daren serves as Campus Chaplain for the PLNU Bakersfield site.  Daren has a long history of coaching volleyball and golf on a variety of levels and enjoys a wide variety of sports including surfing, golfing, volleyball, and running to name a few.  His favorite passage is Psalm 40 because it serves as a reminder of God's amazing grace and mercy.

email: dpitcher@bak.rr.com

 Cody White

  Pastor of Student Ministries


Cody joined the Ridgeview staff in January 2010. Cody and his wife Lindsey have two sons, Asher (3) and Lincoln who was born in February of 2017. He received his degree in English from Cal State University Bakersfield. Cody is unashamed of the fact that he is a nerd; many of his interests center around "nerd culture" i.e. comic books, Lord of the Rings, science fiction etc. You can also find Cody out playing with his dogs, Macy and Zoe, and in the great outdoors hiking, fishing or hunting. Cody doesn't have a "life-verse" but instead has a "life-chapter" in Matthew 8. He loves this chapter in the Bible because to him it shows the truest testament to the power, love and challenging nature of Christ.

email: pastorcodyw@gmail.com

 Carolyn French

  Children's Pastor


Carolyn received her BS in Human Services/Management from University of Phoenix. Enter her office or home and you will quickly realize she is an avid elephant fan! She comes to Ridgeview with over 20 years of experience working with children in the church and 12 years in after school programs.  Her passion is to help boys and girls fall in love with Jesus and to realize their full potential in Him.  A passage of scripture that drives Carolyn in ministry to children and in support of parents to lead their children in the ways of the Lord is found in Deuteronomy 6:1-7.


                                                                              email:childpas@hotmail.com

 Moises Amador

  Pastor of Spanish Ministries


Moises has served as the lead pastor of the Spanish congregation since 2013 and has served for more than 20 years in the areas of church music and youth ministry. Moises was born and raised in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, where he met and married his wife, Kari, currently a fifth-grade teacher at Golden Oak Elementary in Shafter. Moises and Kari have been married for 11 years and have 2 children, Caleb (9) and Lidia (7), and two energetic dogs. The Amadors have lived in Bakersfield since 2008 and are blessed to minister to the Hispanic community.

email: moises_baldallo@yahoo.com

 Jennifer Vlahos

  Ridgeview Christian Preschool Director


Jennifer has served as Ridgeview Christian Preschool's Director since September of 2009 and began attending RCC around that time as well. She was born and raised in Bakersfield, CA and graduated with her Bachelors Degree from Cal State University of Bakersfield. Jennifer has a three year old, Liam, who she enjoys spending quality time with. Jennifer’s favorite verse is Proverbs 3:5 because it shows that if you fully trust the Lord he will always show you the way.

email: ridgeviewccp@gmail.com

 Karla Mazza

  Office Manager


Karla joined the Ridgeview staff in October 2010. She and her high school sweetheart, Walter, have been married 35 years and together have raised four children. Karla has served in several capacities in the past 34 years at a variety of Nazarene churches, including Director of Women's Ministries and Children's Caravan Director. Having recently become empty-nesters, Karla and Walter enjoy the freedom to go on new adventures like their recent sailing trip aboard a "Tall Ship." Karla finds life inspiration for 1 Corinthians 13--the "love" chapter. She likes to think that love is like the air we breathe--we as Christians cannot live without it.

email: ridgeviewkarla@gmail.com