Bishop Steve Perea
Pastor Steve Perea has been in full-time ministry for over 25 years. Since taking over as Senior Pastor at Christian Worship Center 25 years ago, he has seen the church grow from a handful of people to one of the largest churches in the central valley. As the overseeing apostle to the West Coast 5fold network, Pastor Steve has planted more than 10 churches and sent more than 25 men and women into ministry and the mission field. Steve is married to Kelly; they have one daughter, Corie.
Favorite Food: Pepperoni pizza with extra cheese
Favorite Movie: Braveheart
Driving Music: KNBR Sports Talk Radio
Best Memory: Holding my daughter for the 1st time
Random Fact: I loathe taking out the trash.
Pastor Kerri Smith Shiozawa
As the leader of the prophetic ministry at CWC, Pastor Kerri (PK) has a desire to see God's will manifested in Christian Worship Center through worship and impartation. PK was born and raised in Oakland before moving to the central valley in 1988. Kerri had a radical transformation upon finding Jesus and coming to CWC in 1989 and has been on staff over 15 years. She has one daughter, Kristyl and the cutest grandson alive, Isaiah.
Favorite Food: Filet mignon stir-fry with extra veggies
Favorite Movie: A Beautiful Mind
Driving Music: Gungor "Beautiful Things"
Best Memory: Scuba diving "The Devil's Throat" in Cozumel, Mexico
Random Fact: I love anything bohemian in music, culture or fashion.
Pastor Joshua Fala
Executive Pastor :: Pastoral Care
Pastor Josh has been with CWC as long as CWC has been CWC, over 20 years and remembers when Pastor Steve became the senior pastor. In addition to doing a lot of the pastoral care for CWC, Pastor Josh also helps oversee the ushers and security teams. Pastor Josh also runs "Christian Black Belt Acadamy" for Children and Adults. He is passionate about making sure you and your children are safe. Pastor Josh grew up a military brat in the Phillipines, Guam and around the world. He met his wife, Denise, here in the central valley and has raised his 4 kids (Sua, Tati, Kaleo, and Talia) right here in Manteca.
Favorite Food: A big steak with mushrooms, but I also have a weakness for sushi.
Driving Music: Funk, Boogie, Reggae; I'm from the islands, man!
Favorite Movie: I love martial arts movies: Ong Bak, Ip Man, anything!
Best Memory: When Denise got down on one knee and asked for my hand! (She didn't, but it sounds better this way...)
Random Fact: I am American Samoan, son of a High Chief!
Director :: Children's Ministry
Kelly wears many hats around CWC. Not only does she head up the Children's Ministry, she also runs the food bank, handles building scheduling, and a lot of administrative work. Kelly grew up in San Jose and met Steve Perea at the youth camp where she got saved. They moved to the valley in 1985 took over at CWC in 1987. She and Steve have one daughter, Corie. She is known as "Honeygrams" to her precious Joshy, Tati, Kaleo, Talia and Moxie.
Favorite Food: Bread.
Favorite Movie: Ever After
Driving Music: AirOne Radio
Best Memory: Holding my daughter for the 1st time
Random Fact: I make no sound when I cry. I'm completely silent.
Norma does all the work. Accounting, scheduling, phone calls, records.. etc. She grew up in San Fransisco, but moved to the valley in 1988 and was hired as Pastor Steve's secretary. She left after 4 years, but returned to the staff in 2004 in her current position. Norma is married to James and they have two daughters, Christine and Lauren.
Favorite Food: A big bowl of frosted bite-sized shredded wheat
Favorite Movie: Singin' in the Rain
Driving Music: Currently it's MercyMe's "Move"
Best Memory: My wedding day. I knew I had found the one for me.
Random Fact: I love buying stuff for my scrapbook. And using it, but mostly buying it.
Pastor Corie Youngblood
Media & Productions
Corie is the Media overseer at CWC and also helps direct the CWC productions. Corie loves the arts and she has a desire to see God's kingdom be manifest in the entertainment industry. Corie has lived in the central valley her whole life and has been singing, acting, and ministering at CWC since she was a child. Corie has been on staff for 9 years, and has been serving in the church as a Minister since 2008 and was ordained as a Pastor in 2010. Pastor Corie married Pastor Ryan in Feb. 2013 & in Feb. 2015 gave birth to her baby girl Moxie.
Favorite Food: Beans, Cheese & Chips
Favorite Movie: The Great Gatsby
Driving Music: Something Upbeat
Best Memory: When my baby girl was born.
Random Fact: I'm super competitive. Mostly against guys.
Pastor Ryan Youngblood
Pastor Ryan Youngblood runs the_Lift, the youth ministry of CWC which consists of both Jr. High & High School. Ryan was a student of the RSM graduating class of 2011. He came to us from Kingsburg, CA as a Pastors kid & doing the work of an associate Pastor for his dad. As a child he always dreamt of pursuing ministry & would preach behind his plastic BBQ pit until he was old enough to be able to preach behind his dad's pulpit. He graduated internship & Bible college in 2013 & is now a Pastor. He is Married to Pastor Corie Youngblood & together they have their precious baby girl, Moxie.
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Movie: Troy
Driving Music: I like listening to sermons
Best Memory: The birth of my baby Moxie
Random Fact: I like to go to the shooting range.