Kingdom Ministry Group

The purpose of the Kingdom Ministry Group is to see to the development of sustainable and vital Free Methodist societies by fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of the Annual Conference to sponsor church planting projects and care for societies requiring revitalization. As with all Free Methodist Church leadership, the board is composed of an equal number of ministerial and lay (non-ordained) leaders.

2020 Year-End Report

The Kingdom Ministry Group (KMG) was created to help streamline the process of church planting. The KMG partners with the appointed leadership of Church Planting Projects and fosters them to healthy thriving Free Methodist Societies.

As a local church pastor, I can tell you that this pandemic has hit us hard. And we have been ministering in Long Beach for over 20+ years. This pandemic hit our church planting pastors harder and they have faithfully led through it all. We have created a ‘spotlight’ on a few of our Church planting ministries but they all should have a spotlight on them.

Please continue to lift each one of them in your prayers.

Our priority is supporting our pastors. Leadership itself can be lonely but Church Planting Leadership can be especially lonely and difficult. The KMG partners with our pastors to assess needs, opportunities, and obstacles to create functional structures for sustainable ministry. Our focus this year has been to educate our pastors on our history and polity, create sustainable and accountable administrative practices, train and equip our leaders, and provide continual points of connections.

We have had several leadership additions in this past year that I would like to share with you. The KMG worked with Chapel of Change and Pastor Kenny Martin who is now appointed there as the Executive Pastor of Leadership Development. Pastor Kenny is a blessing to Chapel of Change, to the KMG, and the FMCSC. We are excited to see what the Lord has already done and excited to see what the Lord will do through Pastor Kenny at Chapel of Change. Pastor Kevin Robertson & Pastor Bob Managbanag took leadership of the remainder of Hermon Community Church. We are thankful for their leadership and look forward to re-launching at the Hermon site as soon as we can address the property. Pastor Kate and Leif Wallace Nunnely were called back to be closer to family and now are part of the CCF team. Our Bakersfield church plant is currently under the leadership of Pastor Colleen and the Santa Barbara team while we actively look for a new pastoral appointment. We have had two ‘staffing’ updates. Pastor Refugio Sanchez, the Director of Hispanic Ministries, has been actively working with the KMG to provide connection care and coaching with our Hispanic Pastors. Pastor Mike Chong Perkinson has been brought on to the KMG to do the foundational work with our pastors and Church planters and to help create a multiplication culture.

Finally, we have added two new church plants. Pastor Paul Park is leading a new church plant in Westminster; Free Life Community Church. Pastor Paul years of experience and fruitful ministry to the KMG. And Pastor Damaris Lopez is leading a new church plant in Los Angeles; Transformando en Cristo.

This has been a memorable year for so many reasons but looking back we can see God moving thoroughly throughout these Church Plants and their leadership. We are so blessed by these leaders and look forward to what the Lord has in store for the Kingdom Ministry Group in 2021-2022.

Ministries We Support

  • Bakersfield, Wellspring FMC – Looking for a Pastor
  • Barstow, River of Life – Carl Lameraux (UCS)
  • Bell, La Promesa – Leo Gonzalez
  • Inglewood, Destiny Church – Juan Carlos Arevalo
  • Los Angeles, Monte Hermon – Absalon Rivas
  • Los Angeles, Jerusalem – Eliseo Guiterrez
  • Boyle Heights, Orphan City – Alex Bowman
  • Los Angeles, Verdugo Aarabic – Garo Hapiogan
  • Murrieta, Living Stones – Justin Kenton
  • Palmdale, The Passion – Enio Ruiz
  • Pasadena, The Bridge – Moussa Bongoyok

Helpful Resources

2020 Board Information

The previous year-end report and board member listing.


2021 Board Members

Garcia, George

Murrieta, Centerpoint

Goetz, Randy

Santa Barbara, Free Methodist Church of Santa Barbara

Latchison, Charles

Long Beach, Light & Life Christian Fellowship - West

Sanchez, Refugio

Santa Ana, Free Methodist Church

Event Information

Annual Conference is an exciting time to celebrate what God is doing throughout the Free Methodist Church and we want you to be part of it. Find out how you can make the most of the Annual Conference Experience.

Get Ready

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Vote Online

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Watch Together

Each day during the week of May 12-15, 2021, check in and join us for Annual Conference. You will also have access to session archives from here.

Boards and Committees

Free Methodists are a diverse group of believers, hailing from all walks of life. Our leadership across the Southern California conference mirrors that diversity through a commitment to an equal mix of clergy and lay leaders (non-clergy), the empowerment of traditionally underrepresented people, and the engagement of communities across the broad socioeconomic spectrum that makes up Southern California.


Superintendents provide for vision alignment and implementation, leadership development, and guidance for the administration and growth of the church.

Board of Administration

The standing administrative committee of the conference, established to create and manage policy of the entire conference within the limits of the Book of Discipline.

Nominating Committee

Responsible for preparing for the annual conference a list of nominations for positions vacated by either resignation or expiration of terms.

Ministerial Education & Guidance Committee

Responsible for qualifying, guiding, counseling, and mentoring candidates for ordination as they prepare for ministry.

Ministerial Appointments Committee

Responsible for appointing qualified ministers to ministries and monitoring progress and growth.

Kingdom Ministry Group

Develops sustainable and vital Free Methodist Societies by sponsoring church planting projects and caring for societies requiring revitalization.

Finance Committee

Reviews and recommends action on all matters concerning financial actions of the local church and the conference at large.

The Management Group

Provides oversight for The Management Group, a for-benefit corporation of the FMCSC that provides bookkeeping and administrative services for eligible ministries.


We like to say that “it’s good to belong.” Within the Free Methodist Church, our elders are members of a ministerial tradition that seeks to disciple effective church leaders and grow ministries.

Incoming Leaders

Join us in welcoming our new Ministerial Candidates and incoming Elders for 2021.

Ministerial Members

Meet our elders serving throughout Southern California and beyond.


We remember those who have gone on to be with Christ and celebrate their impact on the Kingdom of God.

Greetings from Special Appointments

Not every elder is appointed to a traditional church ministry. Hear from elders who serve in unique ministries around the world.