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.



Jose Pecina

Spanish Pastor


Pastor Jose Pecina came to San Antonio in 2000. He is the Senior Pastor of Iglesia Linaje de Luz in downtown San Antonio in addition to being our Spanish Ministries Pastor. He has two daughters, Raquel and Ruby.


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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.


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.