Iglesia Esperanza Viva
Port Hueneme / Oxnard
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Our Leadership

Our Leadership

Pastor, Ron Úrzua
Pastor, Ron Úrzua
Pastor Ron’s Background: Ron Urzua came to faith in the, mid 80s and through God’s grace was rescued from a lifestyle of addictions. He received his theological training from Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, CA) and the Lay Leader Training Institute of the presbytery of Santa Barbara. Ron is also the senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Santa Paula. Ron has been a full time pastor since 1996 and has served three different churches in the Ventura County area. Ron is also a certified subcontracted Mental Health First Aid instructor for Ventura County Behavioral Health. He has taught positive choices classes to teens at the Ventura County Juvenile Justice facility and in most of the local middle schools and high schools. When Ron is not involved in the community and church, he is a lover of the outdoors, especially long range tuna fishing, fly fishing, and riding his Harley Davidson. Originally from Santa Barbara, he moved to Ventura County 19 years ago with his wife Veronica and their five children to launch a new church. Pastor Ron and his wife currently reside in Santa Paula with their two youngest children. You can visit Pastor Ron Urzua on Facebook or email him at wordoflifepres@hotmail.com.  pastorron@livinghopevc.org
Pastor, Jesse Rodriguez
Associate Pastor
Pastor Jesse’s Background: Jesse Rodriguez came to faith in 1979 and was rescued by God’s Grace from addictions. He has been a Bible Study leader since the early 1980s and has been an assistant pastor since 2008. He and his beautiful and inteligent wife Silvia live in Oxnard. His “down to earth” style and approachability have made him an effective minister to those who want to grow deeper in their understanding of the Bible and systematic theology. Many describe Jesse as “real”, “faithful”, and as a man of character.  jerodriguez@ensigngroup.net
Pastor, Daniel Ortiz
Pastor of Spanish Ministry / Spanish Worship Service
Pastor Daniel’s Background: Daniel Ortiz is a Latino immigrant from Mexico. He came to the United States in the late 80’s to live with the rest of his immediate family. Daniel came to faith due to a hard lifestyle of alcohol/drug abuse, and has served the Lord since the early 2000’s. Daniel received a Ministerial Diploma and Bachelors’ degree from the Facultad de Teologia located in Montebello, California on June 2011. He has been a student of Fuller theological Seminary, since September 2011 and will be receiving a Masters in Divinity by June 2016. He also plans to pursue a PhD degree in theology and become a New Testament professor in the near future. Daniel now serves as the Pastor of the Spanish ministry and worship service at Living Hope Church/Iglesia Esperanza in Port Hueneme. He developed the Spanish worship service as part of the Fuller Theological Seminary internship program. He has served in other churches as Director of Discipleship and as a theology teacher. Daniel has a passion for books, theology and for the Hispanic community of Ventura County. Pastor Daniel lives in Port Hueneme with his wife Alejandra and three children. He has lived in Port Hueneme and Oxnard since the late 80’s. You can visit Pastor Daniel Ortiz on Facebook or at the official church Facebook page Iglesia Esperanza Viva.  pastordaniel@esperanzavivavc.org
ENRIQUETA  “Enrie” MORALES
Church Office Manager
Alex López
Youth Pastor
Leader, Patrick Southerland
Co-Worship Leader
Leader, Alicia Guajardo
Co-Worship Leader