Meet The Faculty »
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- Dr. Berin Gilfillan
- Dr. Lisa Gilfillan
- Rev. Barbara Harworth
- Rev. Dennis Harworth
- Dr. Richard Kangah
- Dr. Steve Kobernik
- Dr. Paul Ogando
- Rev. Larry Reynolds
- Dr. Vanessa Reynolds
- Pastor Dan Roth
- Pastor Joseph Valcarcel
- Pastor Richard Villanueva
Rev. Fred Adams
Rev. Fred Adams is the Director of The Rock Bible College, as well as the Church Administrator at The Rock Church and World Outreach Center. He is also an instructor in The Rock Bible College. A graduate from California Baptist University, Fred has a bachelor degree in Science and Business Administration. He has served the body of Christ in ministry for the past twenty five years as a teacher. He is a certified facilitator of dialogue and communication aptitude; accomplished in course development and design, organizational consultation, classroom facilitation, and hands-on training.
Fred has been a member of University of California Riverside Extension teaching staff, frequently taught aircraft composite repair courses in the San Bernardino Valley College Avionics Department, and has served as consultant and technical advisor for five newly constructed Aerospace manufacturers in the United States and Great Britain.
Rev. Antonio Aguilar
Reverend Antonio has been a member of The Rock Church since 2002 and on staff since 2006. He earned his undergraduate degree in Business Marketing and Creative Writing in 2005 from the University of California, Riverside. Shortly after, in 2008 he received his Associate Degree in Biblical Studies from The Rock Bible College. Antonio also served first as The Rock Bible College Registrar and then as Assistant Director for a total of six years. Actively involved in various capacities He has also served in The Rock’s Spanish Ministry, Iglesia La Roca, Restoration Ministry, as well as Youth and Young Adults.
Antonio along with his wife, Angelina have a passion to see their generation come to know and have a relationship with Jesus Christ that can radically change the world we live in.
Rev. Theresa Aguilar
Theresa Aguilar serves as Director of the Singles Ministry and as a Pastoral Intern at The Rock Church and World Outreach Center. Theresa earned her undergraduate degrees from Cal State University, San Bernardino. She holds a California Secondary Teaching Credential and teaches chemistry at Fontana High School. She is a graduate of Word of Life Bible College in Uppsala, Sweden and earned a Master of Divinity in Practical Theology from Regent University in 2010.
Theresa is an Inland Empire native and has been part of The Rock family since 1999. She has served the body of Christ in many capacities since receiving Christ at the age of 16. Her ministry experience includes foreign and local short-term missions, youth leader, Sunday school teacher, and prayer ministry leader. At The Rock, Theresa has served extensively in both the Women’s and Small Group ministries. Her passion is to equip believers to fulfill their God-calling!
Pastor Joel Alvarado
I am married to my beautiful wife of nineteen years Joanna, an amazing woman of God who has an extraordinary gift of loving people. I have five kids, all gifts from God, Jacob, Colton, Julia, Janae, and Jeneva. I grew up in the church; the son of a Pastor who happened to marry a Pastor’s daughter. There’s eighty five years of ministry legacy behind us! I went to Grace Bible Institute in the City of Long Beach, CA. and have served in leadership for youth, men’s ministry, outreach teams, and as an Associate Pastor. I have worked with mission organizations in Nicaragua and P.A.R.A church ministries such as Youth with a Mission and Mercy Ships International. I worked alongside Hispanic ministries (Hispanic Association of Bilingual Bicultural Ministries) and faith-based organizations that helped with national Latino causes with various Spanish denominations. I am also graduated of The Rock Bible College.
Rev. Menhyonne Beckham
Menhyonne Beckham is a twenty-year member of The Rock Church and holds the position of Director of Outreach. She completed business courses at Texas Clarendon College. As an employee of The Rock and with the help of over two hundred volunteers, she manages the Homeless, Convalescent, and Rock Street ministries, as well as the GED program, LifeLine Care, Health Connection, Food Distribution Center and the annual Thanksgiving and Christmas programs at The Rock. Menhyonne’s passion and dedication towards the lost and hurting is echoed in her daily walk with Lord and, being a lover of God’s people, endeavors to help anyone in need. She has one son and three gorgeous grandsons.
Dr. Hendrik Becker
Dr. Hendrik started his full-time ministry career in 1984. He graduated from the Apostolic Faith Mission Theological Seminary in South Africa, and earned his Master degree from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He finished Advanced Leadership Studies through the Southern Baptist Convention in Virginia and was awarded a Doctorate of Divinity from Providence Bible College and Theological Seminary in Norfolk, Virginia. He served as Senior Pastor in churches in South Africa and the USA, and is serving as Associate Pastor at The Rock Church and World Outreach Center, responsible for Pastoral Care and Small Group Ministry. His wife Eleanor is serving by his side in ministry, and he has three children who all serve God.
Pastor Eleanor Becker
Pastor Eleanor oversees the Women’s Ministry at The Rock church and leads the Marrieds Ministry and Rock Connect Groups with her husband Hennie. She has been in ministry for well over twenty years, with her husband of thirty-one years. Ministry and the House of God is her passion as they together pastored and pioneered churches in Virginia USA, South Africa and the Philippines. She has lived through many trials and triumphs as and immigrant mother from South Africa, that serves as a testimony of the great power and grace of God. The joy and honor of her life was raising her three kids while living in the US and abroad and now enjoying her two precious grandsons.
Pastor Mike Bryan
Pastor Mike Bryan is the Senior Children’s Pastor. He oversees the children’s ministry at The Rock Church with his wife Sue. Mike has been in full-time ministry since 1985 and has served as a missionary, evangelist, and pastor. He is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center in Oklahoma.
Pastor Sue Bryan
Pastor Sue Bryan oversees the children’s ministry at The Rock Church with her husband Mike. Sue has been in full-time ministry since 1985 and has served as a missionary, evangelist, teacher, and pastor. She is a graduate of Pepperdine University, California, and is also a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center in Oklahoma.
Pastor Deborah Cobrae
Pastor Deborah Cobrae is the wife of Jim Cobrae, mother of four children, Miranda, Kimberlee, Jessica and Luke, and the grandmother of many wonderful grandchildren. Deborah has labored alongside her husband as they together Pastor one of the fastest growing churches in Southern California; The Rock Church and World Outreach Center.
Throughout years of ministry, marriage, and motherhood, Deborah has learned important lessons in becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ, walking in His faith, working by His grace, and touching lives with His love. Her commitment to serve the Lord and wear any "hat" He gives her to put on has led her to preach in other nations, the inner city, and prisons. Through positive insights, Deborah’s dynamic and practical teaching on God’s word will equip you with the "how to" on living right in a world gone wrong.
Pastor Jim Cobrae
Pastor Jim Cobrae is a dynamic man of God who has been in the Lord’s service for over 25 years. He is the founder and Senior Pastor of one of the largest and fastest growing churches in the United States, The Rock Church & World Outreach Center. Pastor Jim’s wonderful sense of humor and powerful teachings will inspire and instruct you in Kingdom principles for victorious living. His practical and honest teaching has assisted thousands in coming to Jesus Christ and seeing their lives changed. Pastor Jim Cobrae shares both life and ministry with his wife Deborah. He has four children and many wonderful grandchildren.
Pastor Luke Cobrae
Pastor Luke Cobrae is the son of Pastors Jim and Deborah Cobrae. He grew up in church and made the decision to seek after God by attending Bible College before attending traditional university. He is a Rhema Bible Training Center graduate (2003) as well as hold a degree in Business Administration from California Baptist University (2007). Pastor Luke has been on staff as an associate Pastor for 5 years, and is part of the teaching staff covering all the services at The Rock. Additionally, he oversees "Shift," the young adult ministry at the Rock every friday night.
His ministry experience includes, world travel to South America, Europe and the African continents for missions, teaching weekly in the pulpits of The Rock, as well he has overseen the technical side of Church production, and has been a leader in the Young Adults ministry for more than 10 years.
Dr. Berin Gilfillan
Dr. Berin Gilfillan holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, a Master’s degree in Communication from Regent University (formerly CBN University), and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Vision International University. Berin also studied missions and church planting for two years at Fuller Theological Seminary. In 1985, Berin married his wife, Lisa, and they have three children. Berin and Lisa worked from 1986-89 with the ministry of German evangelist Reinhard Bonnke. In 1991, they started the missionary ministry of Good Shepherd Ministries, International. From 1992-94, the Gilfillan family were missionaries in the country of Nigeria. There they started 140 video Bible schools and also pioneered a successful preschool. Since 1994, Good Shepherd Ministries, International has been developing the International School of Ministry (ISOM), a project sometimes referred to as "the training equivalent of the Jesus movie".
Dr. Lisa Gilfillan
Dr. Rev. Lisa Gilfillan is a missionary and teacher who has been an ordained minister for 30 years. She holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Covenant Theological Seminary, a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Michigan. She also was graduated from Vanguard University’s Early Childhood Directorship program, the School of Modern Montessori teacher training, and Alpha and Omega Ministerial Training School. Together with her husband, Dr. Berin Gilfillan, spearhead Good Shepherd Ministries, International, the goal of which is to turn every local church into a training center.
Rev. Dennis Harworth
Rev. Dennis Harworth is a passionate and energetic teacher of the word of God. He has attended The Rock Church since 1996 and has been overseeing the Greeter Ministry for the past 15 years. Dennis is a graduate of The Rock Bible College where he served as the Student Body President.
Dennis also serves as a teacher in the children’s ministries as well as co-facilitates a class on finances entitled Be Money Smart with his wife Rev. Barbara Harworth. Dennis has a gift for writing and has authored many Bible studies. He loves God’s word and ministers in conferences, and has had the opportunity to teach life and healing on three missions trips to the Ukraine.
Rev. Barbara Harworth
Rev. Barbara Harworth has been an active part of The Rock Church and World Outreach Center since its inception in 1988. Barbara joined the staff in 1989 as the financial secretary. After 22 years serving the ministry in the financial department, Barbara is now the Director of Finances, managing three employees and all of The Rock Church’s financial affairs.
Barbara Harworth shares both her life and ministry involvements with her husband, Dennis. Both Barbara and her husband, Dennis are directors of the Greeters ministry, overseeing the 98 volunteers. Between them, they have six children and nine grandchildren.
Dr. Richard Kangah
Dr. Richard Kangah is the president of Ultimate Medical Practice, Incorporated. He completed Bible College in 1997 at Cottonwood Leadership College in Orange County. Dr. Kangah is married to his Sunday school sweetheart, Dr. Beatrice Kangah. His passion is about the things of God and his family. Dr. Kangah believes that if God becomes first in life, everything falls in place. The Kangah family has been at the Rock Church since 2003 and was instrumental in launching the Health Connection a ministry dedicated to the education of health and wellness.
Dr. Steve Kobernik
Dr. Kobernik is an instructor at The Rock Bible College. He has his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Azusa Pacific University, a secondary teaching credential in the Physical Sciences from California State University at San Bernardino, his Master of Divinity and his Doctor of Ministry in theology with an emphasis in church growth, both from Fuller Theological Seminary. Dr. Kobernik served as an instructor in Greek and Hebrew while at Fuller and then as an ordained United Methodist Pastor for 13 years. He also has served as a church growth consultant for traveling evangelists, and currently for two missionary organizations. Dr. Steve and Linda Kobernik have been married for over 43 years and have 3 daughters, 2 sons-in-law and 8 grandchildren.
Dr. Paul Ogando
He is the Pastor of the Spanish Ministry at The Rock Church and World Outreach Center (Iglesia la Roca).
He was born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, a Spanish-speaking country in the Caribbean, where he studied at the University of Santo Domingo (UASD) to become a Dentist, subsequently practicing dentistry for about 3 years.
He moved to San Bernardino in 2004 when he accepted a position at the International School of Ministry (ISOM, of Good Shepherd Ministries International); where he earned an Associate Degree in Biblical Studies through Vision University. This move led him to The Rock.
Rev. Larry Reynolds
Rev. Larry Reynolds is the Founder and President of Reynolds Sports Management. With over 20 years of experience and an impeccable reputation, he is regarded as one of the top baseball agents in the country. A graduate from Corvallis High School in Oregon, Larry was a three-sport star in football, baseball, and basketball. He went on to receive a two-sport scholarship from Stanford University where he graduated in 1979 with a Bachelor degree in Psychology.
Larry has been a Christian for over 35 years as he grew up in a Christian home which was heavily influenced by his Mother and Grandmother. He has been a member of The Rock Church and World Outreach Center since 1998 and was ordained and became Reverend Larry Reynolds in October of 2007. While at The Rock he has served on the Church’s Board of Directors and in various capacities, including the Married Couples Ministry. He has 15 years of Biblical and Clinical counseling experience. Most of his counseling experience is in the area of Marital Counsel and Financial Planning, with an emphasis on biblical principles.
He currently lives in Riverside, California with his wife Dr. Vanessa Reynolds and their three children, Jared, Jenna and Justin.
Dr. Vanessa Reynolds
Dr. Vanessa Reynolds has practiced Emergency Medicine at Kaiser Hospital in Fontana for the last 19 years and currently works there part time. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Stanford University. She wanted to be an Emergency Physician and completed a 3 year residency at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, after getting her M.D. from Tufts School of Medicine in Boston, MA in 1985.
Dr. Vanessa as she is called by her pastor and church members accepted Christ at the age of 12. She has worked with her husband in youth and marital counseling, and as married couple’s ministry leaders. She has been to Tanzania, Africa as well as the Philippines teaching the word and various health issues to women, and is a teacher in Women of the World Ministries, International School of Ministry. She has been a member of The Rock Church and World Outreach Center for many years where she ministers in the Women’s Ministry and at conferences providing unique insight into women’s health, marriage and family issues.
Pastor Dan Roth
Pastor Dan Roth is the Executive Pastor of The Rock Church. Pastor Dan has an Associate Degree in Music and graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, OK. He has served in several areas of leadership throughout the church and in missions. Dan enjoys teaching and preaching the Word and has a passion to empower others for the work of the ministry. Together with his wife Pastor Jessica they have three children; Chloe, Micah and Titus.
Pastor Joseph Valcarcel
Pastor Joseph Valcarcel ministers as the Young Adults and Youth Pastor at The Rock Church & World Outreach Center along side Pastor Luke and Pastor Richard. He has been on staff for 11 years. Pastor Joseph is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa Oklahoma and a graduate of the International School of Ministry program by Dr. Berin Gilfillan. He is happily married to his wife Marnie who he met in the Young Adults ministry and has two children he adores; Judah and Madeline.
Pastor Richard Villanueva
Pastor Richard is the happy husband to his wife, Michelle, father of two amazing children, and a native of San Bernardino. Together with Michelle, they have pastored the youth ministry of The Rock Church since 2004 as associate and now senior youth pastors. He currently oversees 8 weekly youth services. A graduate of The Rock Bible College himself, he has attended The Rock since 1996 and has a growing passion to see young people rise up to the dreams God has placed in their lives.