Region 1 is the churches, leaders, church-goers, and people who minister and live all throughout the Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties. It is marked by incredible diversity, as we are culturally, ethnically, and economically diverse.

We are roughly 200 miles end to end, with 34 churches that range from approximately 30 to 1,800. We have a passionate desire to see our communities reached with the love of Jesus.

We are seeing our churches strengthened and resourced, watching as Jesus' Church united and works together. We are developing and praying for more pastors, planters, and people to partner with us in further reaching our region. We firmly believe that God has even greater things in store for Region 1 in the days and years to come!


Ted Pugh

Executive Presbyter

"God called me to pastoral ministry when I was in my early 20's. The core of my call has been two-fold: first, to see people come to faith, be discipled, and grow their faith. Secondly, to help develop and equip pastors and leaders. It is amazing because being the lead pastor at Ventura First Assembly and Executive Presbyter (EP) for Region 1, I have the privilege of fulfilling both aspects of God's call on my life in some incredible ways. I love the opportunities I have as the EP to invest and come alongside pastors and leaders throughout our Region. I have a passion for Region 1 and I am excited to see all that God continues to do in our Region!"

Connect Church
346 N. Kimball Rd
Ventura, CA

Phone: (805) 647-2004
Email: socalregion1@gmail.com
Assistant: Tiffany Pugh

Charles (Chas) Wolf

Men's Ministries Representative

"I will be working with Gordon and Don on Men's Ministries. I have just joined the RLT at the end of 2017. I have been working full time as a business owner. Prior to that, I was a youth pastor, single adult pastor- concurrently I offered thirty years of volunteer work doing everything imaginable in Ventura, California."

Connect Church
346 N. Kimball Rd
Ventura, CA

Phone: (805) 901-3356
Email: chas@venturafirst.com

Deb Bloom-Roberson

Credentialed Female Representative

Deb is Lead Pastor of New Hope Christian Church in Lompoc and Executive Pastor of Pacific Christian Center in Santa Maria, California. She is a fourth-generation ordained Assemblies of God minister and the first woman in her family to receive credentials. She and her husband, Matt, have three kids: Ricky, Priscilla, and Paul.

New Hope Christian Church
213 N. J Street
Lompoc, CA

Phone: (805) 934-3491
Email: pastordebr@yahoo.com

David Jeffery

Southern Fellowship & Credentials Representative

Pastor David has been involved in pastoral ministry for over twenty-five years and currently pastors Freedom Church in Thousand Oaks, California. He is a graduate of Bethany University in Santa Cruz, California, where he met the love of his life, Kim, and married her. They are still married and David praises Kim for being a much nicer person than he is and credits her for laughing at all of his jokes (well, most of them anyway). David earned a Master of Arts degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, and is currently working on his Doctor of Ministry degree from AGTS.

Freedom Church
1385 Janss Rd
Thousand Oaks, CA

Phone: (805) 494-5051
Email: dkjeffery@aol.com

David Rios

Compassion Representative

I am currently serving at Bridge Church in Santa Paula, California. I am a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God and I have the privilege of teaching both in youth ministry and a class on the 16 fundamental truths. I’m currently serving as Head of Compassion Ministry for Region 1.

Puente de Vida, Bridge of Life
203 S. 8th St
Santa Paula, CA

Phone: (805) 525-0900
Email: pkdrios@yahoo.com

Frank Triggs

Engage Leader

More Coming Soon!

Email: ftriggs@gmail.com

Jeff Saylor

Northern Fellowship & Credentials Representative

Pastor Jeff has been serving as an Assembly of God pastor for sixteen years and a missionary to China for seven years. He is a graduate of Vanguard University and holds an MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary. Jeff's favorite part of ministry is connecting with people and helping them to succeed in their calling and vision.

Solid Rock Christian Fellowship
925 Bennet Way
Templeton, CA

Phone: (805) 434-2616
Email: jwaynesay@gmail.com

Joe Moss

Under 40 Representative

Currently the Executive and Worship Pastor at Crossroads Church in Buellton, California, Joe is a young family man who serves on the RLT as the 'Under 40' Engage Representative. He has served in full-time ministry all over California for the past 10+ years; his experience (and age) make him a wonderful asset to the RLT and a perfect representative for the 'Under 40' ministers and leaders in Region 1.

Crossroads Church
236 La Lata Drive
Buellton, CA

Phone: (805) 646-1296
Email: jmoss@syvcrossroads.church

Kevin Gotchal

Central Fellowship & Credentials Representative

Pastor of LifePoint Church in Arroyo Grande, California.

LifePoint Church
207 Pilgrim way
Arroyo Grande, CA

Phone: (805) 489-3328
Email: revkev@pacificchristianag.com

Paul Vicente

Intercultural Representative

Paul B. Vicente has been serving on the RLT (Intercultural) since 2015. He is the Lead Pastor of a multi-cultural church in Oxnard, California, Full Life Christian Assembly. He also serves the secretary of the Filipino-American Fellowship of the Assemblies of God.

Full Life Christian Assembly
138 Hill St
Oxnard, CA

Phone: (805) 490-9025
Email: paulbvicente@gmail.com


Women's Ministries Representative

More info coming soon!


Phil Young

Kid's Ministries Representative

"Presently serving as Outreach and Children's Pastor at Pacific Christian Center in Santa Maria, California since 2007. Member of SoCal Network's Kid's Executive Board, etc. Married, grandpa, and great grandpa!"

Pacific Christian Center
3435 Santa Maria Way
Santa Maria, CA

Phone: (805) 934-3491
Email: young.pby@gmail.com

Ron Triggs

Missions Representative

In Ron's time serving Church of the Living Christ (Ojai, California), he has led or partnered with outreach teams that have gone to places like Romania, Jamaica, Mexico, Colombia, and Haiti. He has a heart to see the full potential of local church realized by challenging Christ-followers to join the greater mission of Christ, both stateside and around the globe. Although the mission is great, Ron is convinced that no church is too small to touch our world with the hope of Jesus.

190 E. El Roblar Dr
Ojai, CA

Phone: (805) 646-1296
Email: rtriggs@ojaiclc.org

Rick Bloom

Pastoral Care Leader

Pastor Rick has stepped into the Pastoral Care role for Region 1 with 53 years of pastoral experience. He is currently the lead pastor and oversees all pastors and ministries at Pacific Christian Center, Santa Maria. Before Pastor Rick was a pastor at PCC, he served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. Over his 53 years in ministry, Pastor Rick has been a senior pastor in 5 different churches. When asked, his dream day off would consist of going to the beach, walking, reading, and then having a fish dinner.

Pacific Christian Center
3435 Santa Maria Way
Santa Maria, CA

Phone: (805) 934-1253
Email: revpoppy@aol.com

Wendell Mathis

Youth Ministries Representative

"God has positioned me as PLUG youth ministry's pastor of Atascadero First Assembly; serving now 2 years. Prior to that, I served on the church board as a youth leader and headed AFA's marriage ministry beside my wife, Jamie, for the past 7 years."

Atascadero First Assembly of God
5545 Ardilla Ave.
Atascadero, CA

Phone: (805) 466-2626
Email: wendell@atascaderofirst.com