Meet the Team

Vista Assembly Pastors and Leaders

We’re a group of passionate people helping you to grow your faith and trust in Jesus

Toby and Shannon Ray have been married for over 25 years and have been in ministry since the beginning.  They have 2 daughters (Mikayla Pride and Cheyanne Ray), 1 son in Law (Jim Pride), and 1 grandchild (Kaden Pride). They have served as volunteers, youth Pastors, Church planters, lead worship and have now been at Vista Assembly since September of 2018.  Toby graduated from Vanguard University, formerly known as Southern California College, in 1991. 
Together their heart is to see people encounter Jesus, fall deeply in Love with the Father, walk in the Identity of Christ, and be empowered by the Holy Spirit for a life full of the Greatness of God.

Pastor Toby Ray - Lead Pastor

Toby and Shannon Ray have been married for over 25 years and have been in ministry since the beginning. They have 2 daughters (Mikayla Pride and Cheyanne Ray), 1 son in Law (Jim Pride), and 1 grandchild (Kaden Pride). They have served as volunteers, youth Pastors, Church planters, lead worship and have now been at Vista Assembly since September of 2018. Toby graduated from Vanguard University, formerly known as Southern California College, in 1991. Together their heart is to see people encounter Jesus, fall deeply in Love with the Father, walk in the Identity of Christ, and be empowered by the Holy Spirit for a life full of the Greatness of God.
Pastor Bob Brooks has served as Senior Associate Pastor at Vista Assembly since 2010. He is married to Denee, and they have three daughters; Lauren, Jessie, and Mariah
bob@vistaassembly.com​

Pastor Bob Brooks - Sr. Associate Pastor

Pastor Bob Brooks has served as Senior Associate Pastor at Vista Assembly since 2010. He is married to Denee, and they have three daughters; Lauren, Jessie, and Mariah bob@vistaassembly.com​
Pastor Jesse Rubio has been attending and serving for 30 years at Vista Assembly since 2011. He is married to Angela, and they have 5 grown children.
jrubio@vistaassembly.com

Pastor Jesse Rubios - Hispanic Ministry

Pastor Jesse Rubio has been attending and serving for 30 years at Vista Assembly since 2011. He is married to Angela, and they have 5 grown children. jrubio@vistaassembly.com
Ron Harnett is married to Elisa and has served at Vista Assembly since 2010.
rhartnett@vistaassembly.com​

Pastor Ron Hartnett - Men's and Revive Groups

Ron Harnett is married to Elisa and has served at Vista Assembly since 2010. rhartnett@vistaassembly.com​
Pastor Gayelee Reynolds has served at Vista Assembly since 2011. She is married to Billy, and they have two daughters; Angela and Morgan.
greynolds@vistaassembly.com​

Pastor Gayelee Reynolds - Family Ministry

Pastor Gayelee Reynolds has served at Vista Assembly since 2011. She is married to Billy, and they have two daughters; Angela and Morgan. greynolds@vistaassembly.com​
Pastor Nathan Andersen
nandersen@vistaassembly.com

Pastor Nathan Andersen - Primetime 50+ Senior Ministry

Pastor Nathan Andersen nandersen@vistaassembly.com
Marco Deangelis has served at Vista Assembly since 2010. He is married to Kris.
mdeangelis@vistaassembly.com​

Marco Deangelis - Maintenance Director

Marco Deangelis has served at Vista Assembly since 2010. He is married to Kris. mdeangelis@vistaassembly.com​
Heman Garcia has served at Vista Assembly since 2009. He is married to Silvia, and they have two daughters; Eliyana and Lilah and a son Jeremiah.
hgarcia@vistaassembly.com​

Heman Garcia - Maintenance

Heman Garcia has served at Vista Assembly since 2009. He is married to Silvia, and they have two daughters; Eliyana and Lilah and a son Jeremiah. hgarcia@vistaassembly.com​
Married to James Nash! They have one son, Danny! ppolanco@vistaassembly.com

Prisma Nash - Office Admin

Married to James Nash! They have one son, Danny! ppolanco@vistaassembly.com
Johnny is married to Ashley Diaz, and they have two kids, Johnny and Joshua! jdiaz@vistaassembly.com

Johnny Diaz - Pastor's Assistant and Office Admin

Johnny is married to Ashley Diaz, and they have two kids, Johnny and Joshua! jdiaz@vistaassembly.com
Therese has been associated with Vista Christian School for 20 years. She is married to Rudy and she has 5 children.
If you would like more information on our Elementary and Middle School please vista our Schools Page or contact Terese 
tramirez@vistaassembly.com​

Mrs. Therese Ramirez - Vista School Principle

Therese has been associated with Vista Christian School for 20 years. She is married to Rudy and she has 5 children. If you would like more information on our Elementary and Middle School please vista our Schools Page or contact Terese tramirez@vistaassembly.com​
Kim Piech has served as the Assistant Director of the Preschool since 2008 and involved with Christian education for 27 years. Kim is married to Darren and she has 4 children.
If you would like more information about our preschool please visit our Schools Page or contact Kim
kimp@vistaassembly.com

Mrs. Kim Piech - Vista Preschool Director

Kim Piech has served as the Assistant Director of the Preschool since 2008 and involved with Christian education for 27 years. Kim is married to Darren and she has 4 children. If you would like more information about our preschool please visit our Schools Page or contact Kim kimp@vistaassembly.com
Macae Livingston - School Office Manager

Macae Livingston - School Office Manager

Shanan Masters - School Office Admin

Shanan Masters - School Office Admin

Vicki Beard - Christian Counselor

Vicki Beard - Christian Counselor

Our Heart and Vision Our Vibe

Our Services

We value God’s presence in our services! One word from God, one touch from Him can change your life forever. Our worship is passionate and the preaching of God’s Word is focused on teaching you how to live in God’s love. We believe that nothing is too great for God. Our services are completely Spirit led and an exciting journey of seeing that the Father has for us each and every week. 

Our Vision  

We are a family on a love journey. Together. Loving God passionately – the motive for all we do. Encountering the love of God that makes us whole. Becoming love to others. His love alive in our hearts is the very source and root of life. 
 
As we encounter the extravagant (reckless) love of God and align with our true (restored) identity as His children, we are becoming more and more like Jesus – world changers, who call out the greatness in each other, move in divine might and explosive power, and carry the presence of the Lord into every realm of influence.
 
“Then you will be empowered to discover what every holy one experiences—the great magnitude of the astonishing love of Christ in all its dimensions. How deeply intimate and far-reaching is his love! How enduring and inclusive it is! Endless love beyond measurement that transcends our understanding—this extravagant love pours into you until you are filled to overflowing with the fullness of God!” Ephesians 3:18-19 TPT

 
Our Values 

We are committed to living life authentically – meaning our actions and words are congruent with our values. We have 4 core values that define the Vista Assembly culture:

PRESENCE
We value hosting His presence.  We actively exalt His presence over performance.  In His presence lives are transformed, breakthroughs happen. Spending time in His presence empowers us to live victorious no matter the circumstances of life.  We are carriers of His presence — and when His presence is the prevailing atmosphere, a hunger for God will result. We desire to know our God in such an intimate way that we call Him Abba.  We increase intimacy by simply spending time with Him — listening as He speaks to us when we read the Word, pray, and worship Him.
 
COMMUNITY
We value people.  We can’t do life alone.  We cultivate the Christian life by deliberately connecting with one another. As you get to know us, you will encounter a group of diverse, multi-cultural, multi-generational people who are committed to all people, youngest to oldest, just as they are.  Every person matters.  We are committed to leading people into healthy relationships with Jesus and each other.  We value a culture of honor that promotes each other’s welfare and provides a safe place to build trusting relationship.
 
GROWTH
We value a teachable heart.  Following Jesus is a commitment for life – a life filled with incredible amounts of joy and peace.  As followers of Jesus Christ, it is our responsibility to grow and mature in Christ.  Growing to Christian maturity takes a lifetime of submitting to God and His Word, and His process in our lives. We are committed to creating an environment where we learn to walk out what Jesus paid a price for so that we may experience the fullness of who we were created to be, to the glory of our Creator. We value prayer, Bible study, small groups, and active service to God and to others as avenues for growth.
 
KINGDOM
We value Kingdom-driven living.  Fueled by the enabling power of the Holy Spirit, we choose to live on Earth as citizens of Heaven, to see the Kingdom multiplied among us.
We are naturally supernatural.  Making Earth look like Heaven means demonstrating God’s power in everyday life. Nothing is impossible! Signs and wonders, prophetic declarations and words of knowledge—all confirm His goodness and extravagant love towards us.
We are generous givers. We can give without loving but we can’t love without giving. Out of a heart of gratitude for God’s grace and loving kindness toward us, we look for opportunities to bless those we encounter.
We serve our community with our resources, gifts and talents. We seize opportunities to impact the region by displaying God’s love in tangible ways.
We have compassion for a lost world – where Christ is shared, life is found. We refuse to play it safe when it comes to reaching people with the Gospel. 

Who Are The Assemblies of God?

The Assemblies of God was founded in 1914 in Hot Springs, Arkansas with 300 people at the founding convention. Today there are 12,849 churches in the U.S. with over 3 million members and adherents. There are more than 67 million Assemblies of God members worldwide, making the Assemblies of God the world’s largest Pentecostal denomination. LEARN MORE

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