Chad did not grow up in a church. While he was in high school, he attended Revive a couple of months after the church started and became a Christ follower in 2007. Chad was part of our Revive high school group, college group, and Men’s Forum.He made mission trips to Hungary and Mexico and served as part of the worship team, high school youth group, VBS leader, and was a key leader at a Re:Image Bible study group at University of La Verne. He was dedicated and frequent preacher at Church of the Good Shepard.Presently, he and his wife Hailey serve faithfully at Revive. They are parents of Killian and Karver. Chad works in Law Enforcement and has served as part of Revive leadership since August 2016.
Favorite hobbies? Hiking, camping, shooting (gun and bow) anything outdoors Favorite Favorite book besides the Bible? Tom Clancy novelsFavorite movie or tv show? TakenFavorite food? Italian
Russ, one of our founders, holds a Master of Divinity degree from Golden Gate Southern Baptist Seminary (Mill Valley), a Master of Arts degree from Missouri University (Kansas City) in Counseling Psychology, and a BA degree in Biology. He has served as Pastor of two churches and an Intentional Interim Pastor for six churches.As an urban missionary, he was a working consultant with 300 churches in the San Francisco Bay area and 400 churches in the Los Angeles Basin, assisting local churches to resource and develop church ministries. Russ has taught as a seminary adjunct professor, directed fundraising as an administrator of a Christian college, led a Christian K-12 school system as chairman of the board of directors, and served as principal of a Christian High School.He and his wife, Ann, are proud parents of their two sons and daughter-in-law, all serving Jesus in their churches.Favorite hobbies? reading and grandparenting Favorite book besides the Bible? Anything he’s about to read nextFavorite movie or tv show? The Terminal; Classic Hitchcock flicksFavorite food? Sushi and Italian
Randy came on board with Revivde in May, 2018 as our primary teacher. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Talbot Seminary where he was awarded the Baker Book award in Theology. He served as a Lead Pastor for 14 years at a church in La Verne along with a dozen years working as a Campus Pastor for college students at Cal-Poly Pomona.He's been a frequent speaker at conferences, retreats, and churches throughout California. Randy and his wife, Sharon, are parents of 4 adult children who live near and far. Little known fact: Randy lost his fear of public speaking by doing theater and stand-up comedy.Favorite hobbies? reading, traveling, golfFavorite book, besides the Bible? The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas WillardFavorite movie or tv show? The Natural; The Andy Griffith ShowFavorite food? Mexican food!
Helena and her husband Lenny transitioned to Revive Church in January 2018, after 20 years of membership at Grace Church of Glendora. It was there that Helena first served in Children’s Ministries and God awoke in her a desire to love kids and to encourage and walk alongside families. She comes with an array of experience from over seeing all aspects of Early Childhood administration, volunteer care, training & recruitment to 16 years of serving in AWANA as a 3 / 4-year-old leader, floater & Jr High Director. Helena has also helped execute large scale Vacation Bible School (VBS) events with great success and co-lead two Teams to Thailand for ministry to missionary children with full VBS programming. She will tell you those trips were both exhausting and thrilling! Helena and her husband Lenny have been married for 25 years, have 5 adult children and 2 grandchildren. Lenny is her greatest champion, friend and personal handy man. He has a heart to serve and the biggest smile. They love to partner together to serve the Lord.Favorite hobbies? playing board games, connecting with friends and family, drinking coffeeFavorite books besides the bible? short stories and devotionalsFavorite movie or TV show? Dr Pimplepopper (TLC)Favorite food? Thai