Iglesia Esperanza Viva
Port Hueneme / Oxnard
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Our Staff & Worship Leaders

Our Leadership

Pastor, Ron Urzua
Pastor, Ron Urzua
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
Church Office Manager
Leader, Patrick Southerland
Co-Worship Leader
Leader, Alicia Guajardo
Co-Worship Leader