Bernie is a graduate of Life Pacific College and has been a Foursquare minister since 1978. He pastored in Sylmar California for 8 years, while being heavily involved in Southern California District children’s and youth camps. Bernie also served as Life Alumni President and was on the team of leaders that worked to move the college to San Dimas. Since 1986, Bernie has pastored the Lompoc Foursquare Church, served as divisional superintendent, regional superintendent, camp and retreat speaker, as well as Chaplain for Lompoc Police and Fire Departments. Bernie served as a national civic leader with the AETC (Air Education Training Command) with the U.S. Air Force, traveling to various Air Force Bases around the country and also as honorary commander numerous times for Vandenberg Air Force Base, Lompoc. Bernie serves to coach and mentor other pastors and leaders and leads his church to impact their community in many ways. Bernie and his wife Debbie have an adult daughter and son and two school-age grandchildren.