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August 24, 2016

Getting high at a young age, from sniffing to pill popping and trying to get high on anything he could get his hands on. At a young age breaking into homes first to the medicine cabinet, the refrigerator looking for alcohol and anything to get high on. At the age of 16 years old Pastor Rudy experienced the death of his father which brought tremendous pain and turmoil because of the fact that as a teenager he had told his father to leave him alone and that he wished he was dead; so when his father died at home in his bedroom at the young age of 45 it was very painful to because of saying "Leave me alone, I wish you were dead". As Pastor Rudy puts it "The pain of never looking him face-to-face, eye-to-eye and telling him how much I really loved him and how thankful I really was for being  a great father" was something that haunted him and it wasn't till he met Jesus the Lord that he found peace and the healing and mending of the brokenness of his life. In 1976 Pastor Rudy began to have visions and dreams of the Lord and the need to surrender to the will of God.

After a life changing experience with Jesus in 1978 Pastor Rudy immediately began to preach Christ from the streets of San Fernando to the streets of Los Angeles where he would see God move in a radical and unique way.

In April of 1979 the Lord bought Annette the love of Pastor Rudy's life to a little church in Pacoima where they would meet and marry on November 17, 1979.

In July of 1980 their calling took them to the streets of San Francisco where he and his wife Annette planted and led New Life Faith Center Church in the Mission District and for 10 years they ministered and reached out to the community.

In a 35 year span Pastor Rudy’s calling has taken him from preaching on the streets to countries abroad, bringing the Word of God in a straight forward humorous manner without all the religious rhetoric while creating an atmosphere where God can move.

For almost 25 years Pastor Rudy & Annette have ministered in the city of San Fernando and currently along with their son Joshua are leading Faith Center a Christ centered church. 


Currently Pastor Rudy not only leads a church congregation but is also a Case Manger with Communities in Schools a leading agency in gang intervention drop out prevention. For more than 5 years Pastor Rudy has been involved  with the GRYD which is the Gang Reduction Youth Development programs through the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (http://www.grydfoundation.org/) 

Pastor Rudy also serves as a Commissioner for the City of San Fernando Transportation and Safety and has volunteered with Relay for Life San Fernando, Mission Police Station "Children's Day and other non-profit events providing sound and as an MC.