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Lead Team

Say hello to the leadership team at Fortress Church

Meet our leadership

Say hello to the leadership team at Fortress Church.


Randy Garcia - Lead Pastor

Pastor Randy Garcia is the Founder and Lead Pastor of Fortress Church. He hosts a daily radio program, “Rising Higher” on AM1100 KDRY. He serves on the ministry board of Teen Challenge of Texas, Vertical Hearts, HIS Bridge Builders and also teaches at Christ Mission College. He has written six books and recorded a worship CD, “In Your Presence.” He and his wife, Brenda, have five children and nine grandchildren.

Randall Sean Garcia - Teaching Pastor

Pastor Randall Sean Garcia has a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership from Liberty University and his undergraduate degree from University of Texas at San Antonio. He serves as the Chairman of the Board at the San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Awareness, and teaches at Christ Mission College. He and his wife, Selina, have three children.

Matt Garcia - Youth Pastor

Pastor Matt Garcia grew up at Fortress and served in various ministries before he felt called to pastoral ministry. Matt attended Latin American Bible Institute and graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God University with a degree in Pastoral Leadership and has served in ministry positions in Fort Worth and Houston before returning back to San Antonio to pastor at Fortress Church.

Bucky Buckner - Kids Director

Alexandria “Bucky” Buckner is our Kids Church director for kids nursery-5th grade. She was radically saved in a college ministry and eventually became a small group leader to lead other girls closer to Christ. She is passionate to see children discover and walk with Jesus at a young age. Bucky has a degree in Kinesiology with concentration in Athletic Medicine from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She currently is pursing her Masters in Kinesiology and Health.

Selina Garcia - Worship Director

Selina Garcia is full of passion when it comes to leading our congregation into worship. She has a passion for our Lord and it pours out into worship and her life. Worship music and children are her main passions. She is a graduate from Texas A&M San Antonio, where she studied Education, and loves to teach and reach the next generation. She is married to Randall Sean Garcia, and together they have three beautiful children.

Jose Pecina - Spanish Pastor

Pastor Jose Pecina came to San Antonio in 2000. He has two daughters, Raquel and Ruby. We have a Spanish service every Sunday at 10:45am in the MPC. Go to our Spanish Ministries page for more details.

April Saldivar - Secretary

April Saldivar has served as the church administrative assistant since 1998. She serves as the Team Leader for the Precious Pearls (Widows) Ministry. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends and family.

Pete Villarreal - Business Manager

Pete Villarreal has been part of the Fortress family since 1997. He and his wife, Sonia, have three children, Abram, Brianna and Evan.