Pastor Brenda Wood serves as the Founding & Lead Pastor of our Church. She has a heart for Riverside and for the nations. She is a firm believer of knowing who you are in Christ and staying on the path that God has called you to. For over 20 years Brenda has dedicated her life to serving God and the community. Brenda graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena CA with MA in Marriage and Family Therapy and MA in Theology. She oversees over 150 Word of Life churches in Africa and Asia. Brenda is the Riverside Area Director for International Convention of Faith Ministries and organizes the National Day of Prayer event in Riverside, CA for city leaders. Brenda has served as a member of the Board of Directors for Path of Life Ministries non-profit service agency committed to serving the greater Riverside homeless, challenged youth and family population with the goal to rescue, restore and rebuild lives in our community as well as Health to Hope, a non-profit that provides healthcare to low-income and homeless population. She encourages all believers to stand in faith knowing that God will bring to pass what He has promised. She is married to Ross, a Chaplain in the US Army Reserves, for 36 years and their children are Leslie and Will and Jared and Jenn and four grandchildren.