Our Leaders

Rick Carbonneau – Lead Pastor-Elder, Redwood City

Rick, originally from Southern California, came to the San Francisco Bay Area to pastor Berean Bible Church in 1998. In rediscovering the gospel’s centrality over all of life and ministry as well as a deeper love for Jesus and His mission in the world, he led the church in a new replant for this mission of God’s redemption in the Bay Area. He holds degrees from UCLA and The Master’s Seminary. Rick’s goal is to help plant missional churches as well as to unite like-minded churches for this purpose. Life is full with loving his wife, building relationships in the community through coaching High School Football and mentoring former homeless and addicts. He and his wife, LaRayne, built their own home and have four children.

Cameron Farris – Elder-Pastor, Redwood City

Born and raised in Redwood City, he grew up loving sports and following John Elway and the Denver Broncos. After tumultuous high school experience and realizing sports is not life, he became a Christian at the age of 20, he has been on another trek. Cameron is a Special Ed High School teacher where he currently coaches Varsity Football at his alma mater Sequoia High School in Redwood City. He married Vivian in 2005 and still wonders why she said “yes,” but is more puzzled by his recent demotion on the totem pole courtesy of their two kids: Landon and Lily. He loves being involved in the community in order to seek its good and see Jesus glorified in this city.

Greg Matthews – Elder-Pastor, Redwood City

Vivian Farris (Children’s)
LaRayne Carbonneau (Children’s)
Ana Mathews (Children’s)
Baily Bao (Children’s; set up)
Christina Stein (Children’s’ set up)
Nate Stein (Music; set up)
Brian Chong (Audio)
Robert Poltorak (set up; clean up)
Valerie Poltorak (Children’s; set up)
Steven Howard (Communion)
Lucy Howard (Communion)

Rob Apger – Worship Leader, Redwood City Expression

cell: 925.786.3537  email: robapgermusic@gmail.com

websites: www.robapger.com; www.amazementparkband.com

I have been leading worship for various churches and ministries since graduating for UC San Diego, and hope to do the same when I graduate to heaven one day! I have had the honor of leading worship for RGC since June of 2014.   I met my lovely bride, Moorea, on a blind date at a Bible study. Her long hair and eyelashes drew me in, but her depth of character won my heart! We just celebrated 14 years and look forward to many more!! We have three wonderful boys (Eli, Isaac and Lucas), and we LOVE being together as a family, making music with our family band Amazement Park, enjoying the outdoors, or even doing homework… not really.  I am a San Diego native and enjoy long walks on the beach with Moorea, but the mountains of Yosemite and Tahoe rank right up there as well. I also love teaching guitar to kids of all ages, as well as hooping it up with my boys, watching the Chargers underperform year after year, and just being a boring ol’ homebody.  SOMETHING I LOVE ABOUT RGC:  I love that RGC is a repair shop, and not a showroom. It’s a church of people sincerely seeking Christ and willing to admit they need Him. Every church should be like this!