In early 1976...

West Valley Christian Church started with a group of 5 families under the leadership of Founding Pastor Glenn Kirby .

Today we are committed to a wide range of spiritual, personal, and community outreach programs, but our focus is the same: to reach and bring hope to those in need of Savior like Christ.

Our Staff & Leadership Team

Our Staff at West Valley Christian Church is a Team of men and women who love God.

Please feel free to contact anyone on the team with any question you might have. We are here to serve.

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  • Rob Denton - Lead Pastor

    Rob was born and raised in SoCal. He enjoys playing most sports, especially golf and baseball.  Rob and his wife Lisa have two boys, Drew and Easton. He became the Lead Pastor in 2016.

  • John Stalboerger - Associate Pastor

    John graduated from West Valley Christian School in 1988 and from Hope International University in 1993 with a degree in Church Growth/Preaching. John and his wife, Christina, have two college aged sons: Andrew and Timothy. John enjoys reading, sports and good BBQ; not necessarily in that order.

  • Glenn Kirby - Care Pastor

    Glenn is the founding pastor of West Valley Christian Church. Glenn attended Ozark Bible College, Joplin, Missouri, where he graduated in 1971. He also graduated with a Master's Degree from Pacific Christian College in Fullerton, California, in 1985. Glenn and his wife Carolyn have two daughters, Karla and Kimberly, and 14 grandchildren.

  • Greg Green - Missions Pastor

    Greg was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley and has a passion for spreading God’s Word to the world. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from CSUN and a Masters in Divinity from Pepperdine. He loves to cook, create, write, build, discover, travel, and explore God’s creation.

  • Jim Bell - Teaching Pastor

    Jim is a graduate of U.C. Santa Barbara and the USC Law School. He has been a Sunday school teacher and an elder, and is now a preacher at West Valley Christian Church on Saturday nights, where he and his wife, Cindy, have been members since 1984. They have two children and two grandchildren.

  • Katie Matsumoto - Student Ministries Director

    Katie Matsumoto thinks teenagers are cool, favors colored pens, and will always stop for coffee. She graduated from Westmont College in 2011 and completed her Masters in Ministry at Hope International University in 2017. She met Jesus as a seven year old, recommitted her life at seventeen, and has been enjoying this life adventure with Him ever since!

  • Amy Gonzalez - Children' Ministry Director

    Amy Gonzalez is passionate about hot coffee, planner stickers, and Jesus. She is always ready to laugh, try new foods, and connect kids to The Savior. She is thankful for her husband Tim, their four kids, and Diet Coke from a fountain.

  • Cynthia Wagner - Operations Manager

    Cynthia was born, raised and has spent almost her entire life right here in Southern California where she met her amazing husband. She loves spending time with her family, camping, being a mom to her 2 daughters, and being a wife. Cynthia has been working at West Valley since 2001 and considers it a ministry that she loves, not a job.

  • Brandon Aram - Worship Leader

    Brandon was born in Bakersfield, CA and was raised in the San Fernando Valley. He began leading worship at the age of 14. Brandon enjoys writing, recording and performing music as well as cooking. He has been serving as Worship Leader for West Valley Christian Church since October of 2013.  

  • Carolyn Kirby - Assistant Children's Director

    Carolyn was the Children’s Director for 14 years before becoming the part-time Assistant Children’s Director in September 2016. She is married to Glenn Kirby, the Care Pastor. She loves being the mother of two daughters and the grandmother to 14 grandchildren. She also spoils her miniature schnauzer named Shadow!

  • Tracie Cordle - Administrative Assistant

    Tracie loves her life as a native of Southern California where the sun shines on most days. She and her husband Jim have enjoyed 23 years of marriage and have two children Kara and Trent. After attending and volunteering at West Valley for over 25 years she came on staff part-time in August of 2014.

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