Pastor, Ron Prosise
Ron Prosise is the Pastor-Teacher of Family Heritage Church. Ron and his wife Donna have been married for over 25 years and have two children: Jonathan, who works for Apple Computer in Cupertino and Anna who is a nurse. A native of California, Ron is thrilled to minister in the state where he met his beautiful bride.
Ron holds a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry as well as a Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching from The Master’s Seminary. His passion is to equip Christ’s church through teaching and shepherding, to see God’s word joyfully lived out through lives empowered by the Holy Spirit. In addition to over 25 years of pastoral ministry, the Lord has given Ron some unique adventures in military ministry, including jumping out of planes as an Army paratrooper, serving as a chaplain to the Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force, ministering to troops in Iraq as well as to wounded warriors at the military hospital in Germany.
Ron and Donna enjoy walking, hiking, exploring new sites, trying new foods, playing cut-throat Settlers of Catan games, and spending time with family and friends. Ron has been at FHC since March of 2013.
Pastor of Administration and Counseling, Sam Mathews
Sam Mathews is our Associate Pastor at FHC. He has been married to his wife Vivy for 22 years and they have two sons: Christie and Georgie who are both studying Computer Science at UCLA. Sam and Vivy originally hail from the city of Mumbai, India. Prior to entering the ministry, Sam was an Aeronautical Engineer for fifteen years. After coming to America in 2001, Sam pursued an education at the Master’s Seminary where he graduated with a Master of Divinity; a Master of Theology (Old Testament); and a Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching. Sam is an avid reader, who loves to read the works of Puritans. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking. He finds great joy in shepherding the church body through preaching, teaching and biblical counseling. Presently, aside from pastoring part-time at FHC, Sam teaches World History and Bible at Desert Christian Academy along with Vivy, a science teacher. Sam is also a full member of the Evangelical Theological Society.
Music Ministry Leader, Salomon Gonzalez
Salomon Gonzalez is our Music Leader for Sunday worship and Wednesday evening youth group. He has been married to his wife Kristen for almost 4 years and is the proud father of a baby girl. Salomon is from San Quintin, Mexico, and Kristen from Atascadero, CA. God brought them together while they were attending college. Salomon holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Professional Music Studies from San Diego Christian College and has been involved in music ministry for over 20 years, and over 15 years of youth ministry. Salomon loves and enjoys his wife Kristen—together they like to do road trips and hiking.