Dr. Julius L. West
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Julius L. West is the Lead Pastor of Sunergeo Christian Fellowship in Upland, CA.
Loveland Church in Ontario, CA is where Julius L. West began his journey as a Pastor. From 1990-1993 he served as an Administrative Assistant to the Senior Pastor and in 1993, transitioned into the role of Associate Pastor. As Associate Pastor he oversaw the Drama & Sports Departments, Worship Services and Special Events as well as being a Pre-Marital Counselor and Teacher. He provided a loving shoulder to cry on for bereaved families and made it a point to visit congregation members who had been hospitalized.
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.
Pastor Julius also oversees 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.
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.
Lady Tina T. West
"A great quote by Tina West."
Lady Tina T. West is a highly experienced, multi-talented woman whose sincerely modest demeanor greatly understates her numerous accomplishments.
She is the First Lady of Sunergeo Christian Fellowship in Upland, California where her husband is the lead Pastor. She is also the President and Founder of Focus Ministries, a Fontana based Christian organization initially designed to minister primarily to the hurts and needs of women through the discipline of prayer and practical applications of biblical principles.
In 2004, Tina and her husband expanded Focus Ministries’ scope to also provide targeted outreach and discipleship programs for men, married and engaged couples, teens and youth. Currently included among Focus’ intended schedule of ministry activities are annual retreats, pre-marital classes, private counseling sessions, bible study, bereavement support and consultation, adult and youth sports leagues, ministry and leadership training and conducting specialized workshops and seminars.
Tina has been extremely involved as a worker and leader in a variety of activities at her home church; from 1985-1990 as the Women’s Retreat Coordinator and Christian Women’s Network President at Maranatha Community Church and from 1990-2004 as a Pre-Marital Counselor and Precept Bible Study teacher at Loveland Church. At Sunergeo, Tina currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors, works with the Youth Sunday School and most importantly, is a trusted confidante to her husband.
Tina is a graduate of Whittier College with nearly 20 years of teaching experience in the Whittier and Chaffey High School districts. She is trained in such diverse subject areas as biology, developing interpersonal skills and homemaking. Career highlights include developing a pilot program for At-Risk students, launching a first year high school’s Learning Center and serving as a Consultant Teacher to first and second year instructors. Tina served as the College and Career/Personal Counselor and Cheer Leader Advisor at Ontario Christian High School in Ontario, Calf. from 2005-2015. She is currently in the midst of a vocational transition as she prepares to pursue her Master's degree in counseling.
Tina resides in Fontana, California with her husband Julius, their son Justin Case and daughter Amara Christina-Marie.