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.
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.
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.
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.
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.