Frank was born and raised in Bakersfield. He married his high school sweetheart, Crystal, in 1998. They have five children and a Chihuahua. Frank was brought up in the Catholic Church, however, after a deployment from Iraq he began searching for the truth and eventually left the Catholic Church. Frank began listening to Pastor Brandon’s messages online and attended his Sunday Bible Study Class. During a Wednesday night Church service, Frank received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and a month later was baptized.
Frank has been a member of Rock Harbor Church, since 2011. He has served in ministry as an Usher and is the Vice Chairman of Deacons. Frank has taught Adult Bible Studies, and Children’s Sunday School.
Frank holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix and has several units from Liberty University towards his Masters in Divinity.
Israel grew up in the buzzing metropolis of Wasco and then moved to Bakersfield in 2000. Raised Catholic, he never truly understood who God was, His plan for his life, or what Jesus had done for him on the cross. Wandering aimlessly about his life for 20+ years, Israel finally came to the saving knowledge Christ and, in faith, received the free gift of salvation at a home bible study group in Wasco on September 24, 2002.
Israel met his “to be” wife at the same bible study about a year later. He secretly prayed over her for about 6 months thinking she might be “the lucky one”. Soon after, they courted for a month before getting engaged and then married 7 months later. They’ve since been blessed with two beautiful children. In 2011, the family was invited to visit Rock Harbor by a friend and upon visiting knew this was home. Both Israel and Neddy are active in the church helping with Sunday school teaching, children’s check-in, Sunday morning set-up, campus security, and more. Israel was ordained as a Deacon in 2016 and has recently taken the role of Youth Director for Rock Harbor Church.
Israel has attended Bakersfield College and is working towards his bachelor’s degree in Business from Fresno Pacific University.
Monica grew up in Southern California. She married a local Bakersfield boy, in 1993. There is never a dull or quiet moment as their home is bursting with love and laughter as they celebrate life with their four fabulous kiddos! Monica was saved, baptized and began her journey as a follower of Christ at age eight.
Monica has been a member of Rock Harbor Church since 2011. She and her family were actively involved in discipleship, Sunday School, and Children’s Ministry, which helped to establish a strong foundation in her walk with God.
Monica’s education includes an Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education from North Idaho University followed by a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Organizational Development from Fresno Pacific University.
Crystal and her husband Matthew enjoy raising their two children in Bakersfield. Crystal was raised in a Christian home, and she came to know Christ as her Lord and Savior at the age of 11.
Crystal and her family have been members of Rock Harbor Church since it began in 2011. She has always had a desire to seek a deeper and more meaningful personal relationship with Christ through discipleship and service. Crystal has served in various areas of ministry including Administration, Evangelism Ministry, Missions, Music, Preschool/Children’s Ministry, Women’s Ministry and Youth Ministry.
Crystal has been on staff at RHC since 2012. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and English from California State University, Bakersfield.
Peggy was born and raised in Wisconsin. She married her husband Michael, a Bakersfield native, in 2008. They have two sons, Michael III and William. Peggy received Christ as her Lord and Savior as a teenager while attending a youth event.
Peggy and her family have been members of Rock Harbor Church since 2012. With her passion to serve the body of Christ, she has assisted in various areas including children’s nursery, worship and sound.
Peggy has an Administrative Assistant degree from Northcentral Technical College.