We are excited to introduce you to City Pastors Fellowship’s executive team. These men and women are here for you and long to see a growing fellowship of like minded leaders with hearts centered on Christ and bringing His love to our great city.
Don & Christa Proctor
Don & Christa Proctor
Donʼs personal mission is to “love people into their destiny.” After working for a few years in the automotive industry and then the construction industry, he pursued a career as an electrician. He was a journeyman electrician until 2004, when he left that industry to work full time as the Senior Pastor of Impact Church. Don and his wife, Christa, had been serving together at Impact Church in the capacities of Worship Arts, Young Single Adults Ministry, and as Childrenʼs Pastors. They were appointed and ordained as church Elders in 1997, and became the Senior Pastors together in 1999. In 2008, Don began reaching out to other Senior Pastors in the greater Sacramento region by hosting a complimentary quarterly luncheon. Twenty Pastors attended the first gathering, and that number has grown to over 350 pastors that have attended over the last 6 years. This informal, relational network is known as City Pastors Fellowship and has provided a powerful vehicle for prayer, encouragement and greater unity among the Christian leaders in the region.
Don and Christa live in Roseville with their four daughters.
Throughout the 1980’s, Francis and his family traveled, speaking and conducting training seminars in churches and Christian conferences in10 nations. As the founder of Christian Equippers International and 21st Century Ministries, he developed textbooks, booklets, tracts, seminars, music albums, videos and training courses. In 1997, he and his wife Suzie started The Rock of Roseville (www.rockofroseville.com) near Sacramento, California. Thousands have visited The Rock and been touched by the Spirit of God and countless lives have been changed.
Francis is the author of twelve books and is heard by millions of people on KLOVE Christian radio. Francis and Suzie have been married for 39 years. They have twin daughters, Deborah and Havilah, who are married to Daniel and Ben and are blessed with seven grandchildren: Judah, Gabriella, Hudson, William, Wesley, Grayson and Beckham. To learn more visit www.francisanfuso.com
Francis and Suzie are also good friends with Don and Christa Proctor, whom they love dearly and respect more than words can express. 🙂
Rick J Cole
Rick J Cole
Rick Cole is Senior Pastor of Capital Christian Center in Sacramento, California. He succeeded his father, Glen D. Cole, in September 1995.
Rick attended Northwest College from 1975 through 1978. He graduated from Bethany Bible College in 1979. He earned a Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership from Southeastern University in 2006. Rick married Cathy Carlton Stanphill (daughter of Ira and Gloria Stanphill) on August 10, 1979. They have three children: Nate, Laine, and Travis and four grandchildren: Judah, Ella, Ireland, and Brooklyn. Rick and Cathy have traveled in missionary outreach to Mexico, South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia, Italy, Russia, and Peru.
In addition to being a pastor and author, Rick’s community involvements include having served on a committee at Center for AIDS Research, Education, and Services to provide awareness regarding AIDS and work to eliminate new infections in Sacramento in the near future. He also serves on the board of Sacramento Steps Forward, a public/private partnership to address the needs of the homeless in the Sacramento region. He has been involved in developing programs to assist the local community through Equal Start (providing assistance to inner-city school children), Character Combine (providing training for coaches and community sports leaders to place character above winning), Champions (assisting special needs families), and A Night of Dreams (a prom for those with special needs).
Scott Hagan is a visionary pastor, gifted storyteller and articulate speaker intent on inspiring others to embrace unity while ministering to the needs of their community. He has a deep passion for the outcast coupled with a strong desire to encourage growing leaders.
Scott is also a talented author. He regularly contributes to Charisma Magazine and the Enrichment Journal. He has authored two books through Charisma House: They Walked With the Savior and They Felt the Spirit’s Touch. He has also authored a children’s book through Charisma Kids called Big Bad Bible Bullies.
With Karen, his wife of 32 years, Scott planted Harvest Church (Elk Grove, CA) in 1989, where they served as pastors for 11 years. As the congregation grew to over 1700 people, they also helped to plant 7 other churches. In 2000, the Hagans transitioned to Michigan to serve as senior pastors of Grand Rapids First Assembly of God. After 6 years, they resumed their passion for developing a new generation of leaders by establishing Real Life Church in the Natomas region of Sacramento. They have since seen the church multiply into additional campuses in Fairfield, Galt, Pinole and north Sacramento.
You can follow Scott each day, along with over 100,000 leaders around the world, through his popular “note2leaders” social media sites on Facebook and Twitter.
After serving in pastoral roles in the local church for three decades, Joy Johnson, PhD (Theology) joined the City Pastors Fellowship Board (CPF) in 2013. She is a faith leader of racial reconciliation throughout the Sacramento Region. She is widely recognized for her prophetic voice as a preacher, teacher, and facilitator and her commitment to restoration and healing for individuals and communities.
As the President of the Board for Sacramento Area Congregations Together (ACT), Dr. Johnson leads in social justice advocacy and bridge building among communities of faith – working alongside pastors of ALL ethnic backgrounds. She teaches and directs a peer-learning program for a diverse group of area pastors and leaders hosted by Fuller Theological Seminary.
Dr. Johnson holds a doctorial degree in Christian Theology from Sacramento Theological Seminary in Sacramento, California and a Masters Degree in Health Services from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California. Prior to dedicating herself to full-time ministry, Dr. Joy had an extensive and dynamic career in Nursing and Health Services Management and Leadership.
Dr. Joy believes that senior leaders are better able to thrive in their specific ministries when they develop nurturing coalitions within the local region. City Pastors Fellowship provides vibrant, dynamic opportunities for cross cultural connections among a community of leaders.
Lance Hahn is an extremely passionate preacher/teacher who is absolutely in love with his role as the Senior Pastor of Bridgeway Christian Church in Rocklin, California. He admits to God spoiling him with the amazing honor of blending his two greatest passions; God and people.
After graduating with an English degree from Sacramento State University, Lance plannedto head to Talbot Theological to obtain his master’s degree. A phone call from a tiny church
in Roseville changed his plans. Lance was asked to accept the position of Senior Pastor; the church became Bridgeway Christian Church and after fourteen years, Lance is still in the pulpit. He went on to complete his Masters of Divinity from Western Seminary. Lance’s blend of exegetical teaching, ferocity and an absolutely inappropriate sense of humor has made him one of the most highly sought after pastors of this generation. His radio ministry, “Time to Transform,” Podcasts and Vimeo videos are engaged with by students of God’s Word around the globe. He believes that his calling is to drive people to grow spiritually. Lance sets his life about the task of leading the non-believer into a relationship with Christ while shaking the foundations of the life-long believer. If a listener is comfortable, Lance says he isn’t doing his job.
He is married to a beautiful woman named Suzi, has two amazing girls, Jillian and Andi and a senior citizen canine named Sammie. Lance enjoys blogging, working out, drawing, playing the drums, writing for magazines and is currently authoring his first book on anxiety and panic disorder. He speaks frequently at conferences, churches and educational institutions. He is an accomplished artist and musician.
For more information on Pastor Lance Hahn, please visit www.lancehahn.com www.bridgewaychristian.org or check him out on Facebook and Twitter.
Stemming from an evangelical Christian upbringing, Pastor Alex Vaiz confessed salvation as a youth at the age of 17 years, when he immediately felt a call from God on his life to preach the Gospel. Since then he has been in ministry first as an evangelist, then a youth pastor and for the last 20 years as a lead pastor.
Pastor Vaiz has also worked for the nationally known radio stations of Klove and Air1, as a staff pastor counseling many people and appearing as one of the participants on the weekly program “The Pastor’s Corner”. Just recently he has played a prominent role in launching Radio Luz 105.5 FM Sacramento’s first Spanish 24/7 Christian radio station of which he was the General Manager.
Pastor Alex Vaiz is currently the Founder and Senior Pastor of Vida Church, a Spanish speaking congregation dedicated to reaching the Hispanic Community of the region with the gospel of Jesus Christ. He lives in Sacramento with his wife of 19 years Elizabeth and his three children Caleb 15, Nathan 13 and Jared 6.
Pastor Alex also works alongside other leaders to unite the Pastors of the Sacramento region through fellowship and relationship through City Pastors Fellowship. CPF is a movement that cultivates encouragement through relationships by offering lead pastors a place to connect with other lead pastors once every three months.
Bishop Parnell M. Lovelace, Jr. serves as the founding pastor of Center of Praise Ministries of Sacramento, California.
He is described as an apostolic strategist, communicator, teacher, thinker, and progressive leader. He possesses a passion towards ministering the Word of God in a clear, provocative, and revelatory manner that is well received by all generations and cultural groups. He serves as a mentor and friend among multitudes of pastors, trans-denominationally. The merging of his spiritual journey, and that of social science, has served to facilitate an approach that reaches and embraces the disenfranchised, the poor, the youth, the elderly, the marginalized, and people of all faith communities.
He has sought to excel academically and professionally by completing education accomplishments that have earned him the following:
- Doctor of Ministry, Talbot School of Theology (Biola University)
- Master of Arts in Practical Theology (High Honors), Oral Roberts University
- Master of Arts in Social Work, University of Oklahoma
- Bachelor of Arts in Social Work, Oral Roberts University
- Associate in Arts Degree, American River College
Bishop Lovelace continues to be a sought after voice and counsel within the church and civic community. He has been the recipient of various awards, commendations, and recognitions.
- The Prestigious Martin Luther King Jr. International Board of Preachers and Collegium Scholars at Morehouse College (2012), in honor of his profound commitment to the Beloved World Community, his ethically centered ministerial contributions, and his embrace of the prophetic traditions of Dr. King.
- 2013 Person of the Year – Observer Media Group
- President’s Award 2012, Sacramento Black Chambers of Commerce
- Glory Award, 2002, Observer Media Group
- Black History Faith Hero 2000, Greater Sacramento Urban League
Dr. Lovelace’s published dissertation is entitled Implementing A Structured Small Group Curriculum Among African American Men. He is a contributing writer with the Great Commission Research Journal; an academic journal devoted to research and scholarly thinking on the perspective of church growth. He is a Senior Fellow (Class XV) with the American Leadership Forum, Mountain Valley Chapter, an Advisory Board member of East Lawn, Inc., member of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc., and serves on the Board of Trustees at William Jessup University. He continues to serve the Center of Praise Family as Director of Development and the Ministerial Training Leader.
He is married to the love of his life, Dianna L. (Richardson) Lovelace of East Palo Alto, California. They are the parents of one son and care for their niece. It is the privilege of our visionary leader to serve all; proclaiming Redemption, Justice, and Empowerment.
Kirk was born in Virginia, his dad was an Air Force pilot. The family moved frequently—to England, California, Nevada, and Alabama. His older brother was born-again while at college, came home and shared the gospel with each member of the family. Kirk came to personal faith in Christ when he was 13 and was discipled first by the Navigators and then by Campus Crusade for Christ. He graduated from UC Riverside and went on to do graduate study at UC Berkeley, Princeton, and Tübingen (Germany). He married his high school sweetheart Laila in 1975; next year they celebrate their 40th anniversary; they have a daughter Jenny and son Matt, and five grandchildren. After an early career in public relations and technical writing in San Francisco, God called Kirk to full-time ministry in 1990, shortly after a season of significant Holy Spirit renewal. He has pastored churches in Thousand Oaks and Fallbrook, and has been senior pastor of Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church since 2008.
Banning and his wife, SeaJay Liebscher, are the founders and directors of Jesus Culture, a ministry dedicated to mobilizing a generation of revivalists and reformers who will shape culture and transform nations. They are also the Senior Leaders of Jesus Culture Sacramento, a church located in the capital of California. Their passion is to see nations awakened to the love and power of God and for a generation to fully give themselves for the cause of Christ in the earth. Together they have three beautiful children, Elli, Raya and Lake.
Cole & Caitlin Zick
Cole & Caitlin Zick
Cole and Caitlin Zick are the Student Ministries Directors at Capital Christian Center. Their heart is for the youth of Sacramento as well as seeing the Church unified. They have 3 boys, Caleb, Connor and Cade and have been married since 2006. Their greatest passion is to see God do something powerful in the hearts students across the city of Sacramento. Their belief is that revival in this region will be seen in “The Church” not a church. Striving to bring pastors and churches together, as one, is a heart cry that helps direct the ministry that they lead. Through conversations, events and relationship they are beliving for revival sparked by unity!