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

Colleen Severson

Credentialed Female Representative


Email: pastorofxa@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

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!


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

Ricardo Quintana

Pastoral Care Leader

Email: quintanas499@msn.com