Our pastoral staff and directors head up and oversee the teaching at Riverpark. Their goal is to make disciple-making disciples who make disciple-making disciples.
Pastor George is a graduate of Biola University (Bachelor of Music—1975) and a graduate of Talbot Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity—1979). Pastor George previously served as an associate pastor at Combie Bible Church in Auburn, California from 1981, before coming here in September of 1989. He and his wife Linda were married in 1974 and have three grown children: Danielle, Jaime, and Chad.
Pastor Dave is a graduate of Biola University (Bachelor of Bible—1977) and a graduate of Western Conservative Baptist Seminary (Master of General Ministries—1998). He has been at Riverpark since 1979 and has served on full time staff since 1987. Having worked with youth for eighteen years, Dave is now the pastor of Members Ministries. He and his wife Sandy were married in 1978 and have six grown children: Sarah, Rebecca, Daniel, Matthew, Joseph, and Deborah.
Pastor Mike is a graduate of The Master’s College (Bachelor of Arts-Music and Communications) and a graduate of UCLA (Master of Music—Vocal Performance) and previously served in full-time music ministry in Southern California. Mike joined the Riverpark staff in October, 2003. He and his wife Danielle were married in 1998 and have four children: Ethan, Ellie, Lucy, and Bryson.
Young Adult/Young Families Pastor
Pastor Paul is a graduate of Fresno Pacific University (Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Minor in Biblical and Religious Studies, Master of Student Development) and is currently a student at Western Seminary. Before joining the pastoral staff in December of 2001, Paul worked in various Student Affairs positions at both Fresno Pacific and the UC system. He now works directly with our Young Adult and Young Family Ministries. Paul and his wife Amy were married in 1992 and have nine children: Sarah, Joshua, Jonathan, Rebekah, Hannah, Naomi, Jael, Joseph, and Miriam.
High School Pastor
Pastor Joey is a graduate of Fresno Pacific University (Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education, Minor in Mathematics, Single Subject Teaching Credential). He is currently furthering his biblical education through his studies with Western Seminary. He served in our Junior High Ministry for five years before joining the Riverpark staff in May 2006. Joey and his wife Sam were married in 2004 and have three children: Quinton, Grace, and Maxwell.
Junior High and Children's Pastor
Gary Lee is a graduate of Sacramento State (B.A. in Humanities and Religious Studies—1995) and The Master’s Seminary (M. Div.—2000). Gary has a wide breadth of pastoral experience serving in local churches since 1998, as an intern, youth pastor (working with children and teens), associate pastor, and senior pastor. He just recently joined the Riverpark staff in July, 2013. Gary and his wife Tracy were married in 1999. They have three children: Phoebe, Apollos, and Manny.
Visitation and Outreach Pastor
Pastor George Hansen is a graduate of Westmont College (Bachelor Degree in Psychology—1948), Lewis and Clark College (Master of Education—1950) and Western Conservative Baptist Seminary (Master of Religious Education—1968). Pastor George and his wife Joyce were missionaries in Brazil for 24 years, and served as senior pastor in Oregon and California before joining the Riverpark staff in January 1992. He coordinates our community Outreach Ministry, the ministry of visitation to our ill and shut-in members, and helps visitors feel at home at Riverpark.
Director of Children's Ministries
Sandy is a graduate of Biola University (Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education—1978). She has enjoyed being a mom and working along side her husband, Pastor Dave, in Christian Education in some form or another at Riverpark for about 22 years. She joined the staff in 2001 to oversee Kindergarten through 6th grade Children’s Ministries. Sandy and Dave were married in 1978 and have six grown children: Sarah, Rebecca, Daniel, Matthew, Joseph, and Deborah.
Director of Preschool Ministries
Karen has 30 years of experience working in children's ministries including nursery, preschool, elementary, Awana, and numerous children's choirs. She oversees Riverpark's nursery through preschool departments. She and her husband Dwight were married in 1973 and have two grown daughters: Heather and Stacy.
Director of Women's Ministries
Terri is a graduate of Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo and taught for 15 years at Heritage Christian Schools in Bakersfield. During that time, she also served as a Bible Study Fellowship discussion leader where her heart for Women's Ministries had its beginnings. She joined the staff of Riverpark in 2012. Terri and her husband Mike were married in 1969 and have two grown daughters: Tiffany and Ashly.
Dave is a graduate of Fresno State University (Bachelor of Science—1968). He taught science (Chemistry and Physics) for forty years in both public and Christian schools, retiring in 2011. He has served the Lord, as a lay person in various capacities, over the years; most recently over a thirteen year period as an elder and the treasurer here at Riverpark. This past year Dave joined the staff as an interim administrator. He and his wife Eunie have been married for 42 years and have three adult sons.