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