Our Staff

We are committed to developing servant leadership!

Authentic church leadership begins with biblically qualified men (elders) who have a desire to serve others and not their own egos. It is the highest privilege to minister as an under-shepherd of Christ. As a result, our leaders know that they are accountable to Christ for his people. Therefore, with all humility, we strive to love, care for, protect, feed, and serve his church (Eph. 4:11-12). In pursuing this goal we are always on the look out for new potential leaders who we can train up to serve the body of Christ.

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Derek Greenhalgh

Senior Pastor

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Pastor Derek grew up in San Clemente California and attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and earned his BA in Pastoral Studies and continued on to earn his MA in Biblical Studies from Moody Theological Seminary. Currently Derek is pursuing his MDIV through Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Nicholle and they have two boys Spencer and Samuel. He enjoys spending time with the family, hunting, disc golf, air soft, occasional surfing and other water sports.

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Jose Perez

Spanish Ministry Pastor

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Jose Perez came to the United States from Mexico at the age of 25 in 1988. That very same year, he gave his life to the Lord. Pastor Perez has been involved in Spanish ministries in Anaheim and Fullerton, CA.  And has taught various age groups about the Lord including, recently married couples, troubled teenagers, and new believers in the faith. Pastor Perez came to live in Menifee from Tustin, CA. In 2005 and since then established the Spanish ministry at VCF in 2010. Pastor Perez is married to his wife, Marina, and they have two children, Aaron and Fenicia.

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Eric Lange

Ministry Director (Admin. Assim. & Care)

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Eric grew up in Palm Desert California. He enlisted and served 4 years in the US Navy and immediately transitioned into Law Enforcement where he served for approximately 16 years as a Police Officer. Eric, his wife Summer, and their three daughters, began attending VCF in June of 2017. He is currently attending Southern California Seminary and is working towards obtaining his BA in Biblical Studies. Eric enjoys spending time with this family, shooting and off-roading. But his true love is to serve Christ and His people.

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Chase Cornils

High School Director

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Chase was born in Greeley Colorado in 1994. He has moved over 22 times including 5 different states. He has been in Riverside County for ten years now and graduated from Chaparral High School and Calvary Chapel Bible College.

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Connor Quirk

Junior High Director

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Connor moved to the Temecula Valley with his family in 2002 and graduated from Calvary Murrieta Christian Academy in 2014. He pursued further biblical study and completed a program at Calvary Chapel Bible College in 2017. Connor began attending VCF in 2016 and currently serves with the youth. He enjoys airsoft, football, and snowboarding.

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Jason "Jay" Roth

Elder

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Jay Roth grew up in North Dakota where he met his wife Heather.  In 1997, they moved to California and now have two children, Payton and Keaton.  Jay was working as a plumber until 2001, when he suffered a spinal cord injury. Thereafter, he returned to school earning a degree in Economics from Cal State San Marcos.  Jay and his family were blessed to find Valley Christian Fellowship in 2002 and have been attending since then.

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Jimmy Chavez

Elder

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Jimmy Chavez was born in El Paso TX on St Patrick's Day but was raised in Wilmington CA where he was saved in 1974.  He married his hometown sweetheart Barbara, and later along with their two daughters CeCe and LeLe they moved to Sun City 26 years ago, they have been attending VCF ever since then.  Jimmy works as a freelance package designer but spends his free time teasing his grand children!

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Fred Lenard

Elder

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Frederick (Fred) was born in Maywood, California in 1946 and grew up in Montebello, CA. He and his wife Jean were married in 1969.  They raised four boys, Frederick, David, James, and Michael. Fred accepted Jesus Christ as his personal lord and savior in 1974. In 1984, the DOT relocated him and Jean from Omaha, NE to Spokane, WA where they became members of the Church of Our Savior, in Nine Mile Falls, WA. There Fred served as president of the church’s board of trustees for 10 years. When Fred retired he asked the Lord to direct him to a ministry where he could serve Him during his retirement.  Fred believes that the Lord answered his prayers by leading him and Jean to Valley Christian Fellowship.

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Don Cole

Office Manager

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Don and Barb Cole have been married for 34 years. Don is a retired airline pilot having flown for TWA for 25 years. They have 4 children between the two of them, 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Don and Barb moved to Menifee in 2010 and began attending Valley Christian Fellowship through the Lord’s leading in July of 2017. Don enjoys long-distance bicycle riding and wood working. Don came to work in the office in December of 2017 and loves being able to serve God’s people.