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 also serves as one of the hosts for Praise the Lord San Antonio on TV23, KHCE. He has written six books and recorded one worship CD. He and his wife Brenda have five children and five grandchildren.



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, TX and Houston, TX before returning back to San Antonio to pastor at Fortress Church.



David & Martha Gonzalez

Kids Directors


David Gonzalez has been leading the Kids Church at Fortress along with his sister, Martha, for 15 years now. He is a graduate of the University of the Incarnate Word with a bachelors degree in theatre and performs in and directs numerous shows at various theaters across the San Antonio community and the surrounding areas. He is a part-time worship and drama teacher at Grace Christian School where he has taught for five years. In his spare time, David works a full-time job at SeaWorld as a lighting technician, running lights for the shows as well as across the park.

Martha Gonzalez started going to Fortress Church with her family when she was 9 years old. From an early age, Martha felt called to work with kids. She started volunteering in kids church when she was 17 years old. She has been leading kids church with her brother David ever since. Martha attended UTSA and graduated with a bachelors degree in education. As a teacher, she has taught elementary school and now currently teaches middle school for the Northside School District.


Bucky Buckner

Jr. Kids Director


Alexandria “Bucky” Buckner is the Director of Jr. Kids Church and has been attending Fortress Church for about 3 years. 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.

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Andy Lozano

Worship Leader

Andy Lozano came to San Antonio in 2015, and has been part of Fortress since January 2016. He is an ordained minister and graduate of Christ For The Nations Institute in Dallas, and also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communications from Westwood College. Andy has served in worship ministry since his teen years, and has had d the opportunity to travel alongside various recognized ministries speaking and teaching music workshops and the importance of worship in the body of Christ. He has recorded a Spanish worship CD.  He is happily married to Brenda, and has two beautiful daughters Jessica and Faith.


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



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.