Rob Denton, Lead Pastor
Rob was born and raised in California where he enjoys playing most sports, especially golf and baseball. He also collects sports cards and sports memorabilia. Rob graduated from Pacific Christian College with a B.A. in Church Growth with an emphasis on preaching. He became a Christian at the age of 18 and believes that is why he loves ministering to young adults.
Rob is married to Lisa and they have two sons, Drew and Easton. He loves the Dodgers and he coaches his son's baseball team.
Glenn Kirby, Care Pastor
Glenn had been the Senior Minister of WVCC since the church's beginning in 1976 until the transition to Care Pastor in September 2016. The church was started with five families and since has grown to more than 450 families.
Glenn attended Ozark Bible College, Joplin, Missouri, where he graduated in 1971. He also graduated with a Master's Degree from Pacific Christian College in Fullerton, California, in 1985. From 1967-1972, Glenn was the Minister of the Humboldt Christian Church in Humboldt, Kansas, and then the Youth Minister of the First Christian Church in Longmont, Colorado, from 1972-1976.
Glenn is married to Carolyn and they have two daughters, Karla and Kimberly. They have 14 grandchildren, Michael, Kaylee, Casey, Talon, Trent, Brooklyn Faith, Wesley Ann, Summit Luke, Sierra Grace, Mesa Hope, Benjamin, Selah, Jordan, and Levi. They also have a miniature Schnauzer dog named Shadow.
Jim Bell, Teaching Pastor
Jim, became a member of WVCC in 1984. He first served as Deacon from 1986 until 1989 and served as Elder from 1990 until 2005. A graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara and the USC School of Law, Jim was an Attorney for many years and is now an acclaimed Christian writer, with 18 published novels to date.
Jim is married to Cindy and has 2 children, Nate and Allegra and 1 grandson, Ethan.
Ray Reynolds, Worship Leader
Ray Reynolds is married to Renee Reynolds. They have 4 children, John Kyle, Rylee & Ryan. He has been heavily involved at Shepherd of the Hills Church both as a Worship Leader and in their Passion Play and other productions for over 17 years. In 2003, he teamed up with Todd Clark to "start a new church like the first church," Discovery Church in Simi Valley. He served as the Worship Leader from 2003-2005 and he has had the privilege of leading worship and singing in many different churches...Bel Air Presbyterian, New Hope Christian Fellowship, Living Oaks Christian Church, Passion Christian Church, Blessed Hope Chapel, Real Life Church, Orchard Hills Baptist Church and West Valley Christian Church.
In 2003 Ray released a solo CD of original worship music titled, "Everyday." From 2000 to 2002 he sang with Frankie Valli as a member of the Four Seasons.
Ray has a passion for worship and a calling to inspire, motivate and encourage the next generation of kids and students. He also loves to speak and encourage people about KNOWING who they are in Christ Jesus. He believes that if you KNOW who God says that you are, then you can truly be what He says you can be. Nothing will stop you!
Ray has been employed in the entertainment industry for 30 years. He is a Camera Operator on the shows Jeopardy (29 years) and Wheel of Fortune (19 years). He also has been a regular at the NFL Network for the past 5 years along with literally hundreds of other shows that he has worked on over the years.
Ray has a passion for worship and ministry. He believes that people should come to church ready to worship, expecting God to move and speak to those very areas of our lives that need His touch.
Ray has been the Worship Leader at West Valley Christian Church since 2014.
Amy Gonzalez, Children’s Director
Amy Gonzalez has been the Associate Children's Director at WVCC since January 2016.
Amy is married to her husband, Tim. They have 4 children - Boston, Addison, Gabriel, & Eden.
Derek Swales, School Administrator
Derek Swales was the School Principal and Administrator for 15 years at Santa Clarita Christian School. It is an ACSI & WASC accredited school for grades K-12 for 600 students with a staff of 70.
Derek and his wife, Michelle, have 3 children, Allison, Kristin and Joshua.
Derek, received his Master's Degree in School Administration from Bob Jones University in 1995.
Derek has been the school administrator of West Valley Christian School since 2012.
Cynthia Wagner, Office Manager
Cynthia has been on our Staff since 2001. She is married to Vince Wagner, one of the Elders of West Valley Christian Church. They have 2 daughters- Ashley & Emily. All of our Staff would agree that she is one of the most important people on our Staff!
Katie Matsumoto, Dir. Student Ministries
Katie has been on our Staff since 2012. She is a graduate of West Valley Christian High School and Westmont University in Santa Barbara. She is currently a graduate student at Hope University in Fullerton, CA.