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Julius L. West is the Lead Pastor of Sunergeo Christian Fellowship in Upland, CA. The church began in April 2005 as a result of Julius’ desire to reach out to unsaved and unchurched neighbors through a home bible study. Sunergeo, which means Work Together, has a mission of “Equipping ordinary people to impact others in extraordinary ways through the life-changing power of the Gospel.”
 
He is also the spiritual overseer of Focus Ministries, a Fontana, California based Christian organization providing targeted outreach and discipleship programs including retreats, Pre-Marital counseling and sports activities for men, women, married and engaged couples, teens and youth. His heart for people and his love for God have caused him to bear fruit as both a servant and a leader of men.
 
From 1990-1993 Julius served at Loveland Church in Ontario, Calif. as an Administrative Assistant to the Senior Pastor and from 1993-2004 as an Associate Pastor. Among his varied pastoral assignments were such responsibilities as hospital visitation and care for bereaved families, teaching, Pre-Marital counseling, and oversight of worship services, special events and the Drama and Sports Departments.
 
Prior to joining the Loveland Church staff, Julius’ involvement with both secular and gospel entertainment resulted in personal and professional dealings with some of the most talented and successful artists of the 1980’s and 90’s. Included among the most intimate of his numerous associations are Philip Bailey; Earth, Wind, and Fire; Deniece Williams and the Winans.
 
Julius graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in 1971 and from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in 2004 with a Master of Divinity degree and in 2011 with a degree of Doctor of Ministry. Among his major ultimate goals is the completion of several books and other original writing projects.  A personal memoir has been completed and in the process of looking for a publisher.
 
Julius is committed to draw from his rich background of diverse experiences to uniquely share the love of Christ through means that are personal, practical and creative. He resides in Fontana, California with wife Tina, son Justin Case and daughter Amara Christina-Marie.