Pastor Richard has been in full-time ministry for 33 years and holds a Doctorate of Ministry (D.Min) through Vision International University and a Doctorate of Theology (Th.D) through Master’s Open Bible Seminary. He was ordained as a Bishop in January 2010 through the Council of Christian Bishops, CCBP.
In 1991 Richard and his wife Joan became the Founding and Senior Pastors of Libery Church in Fairfield, CA., the largest ethnically diverse church in their region with partners from a variety of backgrounds, races and ages.
Pastor Richard travels extensively training thousands of pastors and leaders throughout West Africa, Philippines, China, Japan, Romania, India and Russia. Through solid Bible instruction and leadership training, pastors are empowered to minister effectively to their congregations and grow their church to the next level. He has personally helped to pioneer over 201 new churches and assisted in the training of another 164 new church plants around the world.
Patricia Phillips was born in Rockford Illinois. Upon graduating from High School, she enlisted in the United States Air Force, she was 17. During her service of 11 years, she deployed in support of the Libya Crisis, Desert Storm and Desert Shield. She received numerous awards and commendations while on active duty, including the Air Force Outstanding Unit award (3 times), Air Force Achievement Award (twice) Air Force Commendation Award (3 times), Good Conduct Award (4 times), Humanitarian Service Medal (2 times) and several other medals and ribbons. While in the Air Force Patricia graduated Distinguished Graduate from all levels of Leadership Schools she was eligible to attend. She was honorably discharged in 1993. Patricia has worked for Solano County for the past 13 years.
Patricia attended the University of Nebraska, in Omaha. She is a certified Instructor for Investment in Excellence from the Pacific Institute. Certified Instructor, Train the Trainer, she is a graduate of Reinhard Bonnke’s School of Fire as well as West School of Ministry. She has taken numerous classes, courses and attended many conferences in an effort to fulfill 2 Timothy 2:15 (work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive His approval. Be a good worker, on who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth) (NLT).
He is currently involved with Transformation Vallejo and Global Outreach Center, as well as teaching at Liberty Church in Fairfield, Ca.
He received his BA from UC Irvine with a Major in Economics and a Minor in Philosophy.
Dr. Dorothy Maddox answered the call to ministry in 1993, and her call led her to full-time counseling in San Quentin Prison. During this time she continued her education at American Baptist Seminary. Dr. Dorothy designed a substance abuse and co-dependence support group to ministry to the people of Vallejo, California. After 20 years in the California Prison system, she retired to pursue full-time ministry and pursue her doctorate.
Dr. Dorothy began her education with a BS in Behavioral Science from Chicago State University; she then received her Master of Social Work from Sacramento State and her Doctor of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary.
Dr. Dorothy was a West School of Ministry student during the first semester. She is a leading volunteer for Pastoral Care and Biblical Encouragement at Liberty Church.
Debbie is the daughter of Assemblies of God pastors. As a young person, she assisted her parents as a musician and worship leader. Debbie attended North Center University, graduating valedictorian with a degree in Behavioral Science. She has worked as a volunteer and paid staff member of churches in the following capacities: janitor, Sunday School teacher, small group leader, worship leader, as well as associate and senior pastor. In 2003, Debbie was ordained and was given the position as Senior Pastor at New Beginnings Christian Fellowship. In addition, she served her community as a chaplain with the LaCrosse Police Department. After moving to New York, she obtained her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and returned to volunteer service in the local church. She is passionate about training and equipping people to fully function in the body of Christ; to become all they were created and called to become.
Peter Curzon entered the Kingdom in 1978 when he had a miraculous encounter with the Holy Spirit. He received a Bachelor of Arts in pure mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1981, and spent several years there teaching engineering, calculus and business math. He has worked as a consulting software engineer for 30 years, and has built a number of successful projects for Amazon and other Silicon Valley clients. He answered the call to ministry in 1995, and has led Bible studies and taught Sunday school for adults and children ever since. In 2014, Pastor Richard West invited him to co-teach a four week Liberty course entitled The Enigma of Predestination and Destiny. He is a chaplain at California State Prison Solano. He is also active in preaching and worship ministry in seven state prisons and two federal penitentiaries. His passion is to know the Lord and to make Him known.
Susan feels blessed to be serving again in a capacity that has been her most fulfilling work. Her 30+ years working in Christian school and church ministries have been central in her life. She was raised in the home of Pentecostal pastors. It was after attending Western Apostolic Bible College in Stockton, CA that she was blessed with the opportunity to serve in new and meaningful ways at Calvary Christian Center and Academy in El Sobrante, CA. After assuming the gamut of roles in both school and church ministries, Susan found her calling as the administrator of the k-12 school program. In Susan’s tenure as school administrator of Calvary Christian Academy, the school soared to new academic and faith-based heights. She led the successful effort to gain dual accreditation by both the Association for Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). She worked beside an inspirational pastoral staff to establish comprehensive and strategic efforts for school marketing and outreach. CCA graduates became competitive college applicants. Eventually, the school boasted a 96% college admission/attendance rate which was validation of the important work she and the staff she had assembled were doing as Christian educators. After her family moved to Fairfield, they became active members at Liberty Church where they felt immediate fellowship among congregants. Susan couldn’t feel more honored and thrilled to return to her life’s work in a new community.