FACULTY & STAFF
Michael Lantz is the Senior Pastor of Living Truth Christian Fellowship in Corona, California. He studied Christian apologetics at Simon Greenleaf University and Trinity Graduate School. Michael has been teaching the Bible for twenty four years. He is known for straightforward verse-by-verse expository preaching. This is his passion. He is also passionate about apologetics and sharing the Gospel, as God gives him opportunities in various venues. He spends much of his pastorate in discipleship, teaching multiple Bible studies every week in both large and small groups. He is the teacher heard on Living Truth Radio which airs on several stations in different states. A committed husband and father, he’s been married for twenty six years to his wife, Brenda. Involved in his community, he coached his sons’ Little League teams in their younger years. Coaching has been something the Lord has used for Michael to connect with people, mentor young men and to model his faith. He enjoys playing many sports including golf, racquetball and softball and riding his motorcycle. Each day he treasures and enjoys life with his wife and three sons. Family is extremely important to him - he endeavors to keep them as his priority as he fulfills his calling as a pastor.
Mike Rizzi is the Vice President of Truth Academy, and is a member of its Advisory Board. Mike also serves as the Administrative Pastor of Living Truth Christian Fellowship. Pastor Mike has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton, as well as a Law Degree from Western State University. He has been married to his wife, Claudia for 30 years.
Brian Richards is the Director of the Truth Academy and an Assistant Pastor at Living Truth Christian Fellowship. He has been on staff at the church since 2009, working with the students and young adults. Pastor Brian has a Masters of Theology and Masters of Biblical Studies from Veritas Theological Seminary. He also is an Adjunct Professor at Calvary Chapel Bible College Murrieta, Calvary Chapel Bible College Ensenada, and Corona Bible College. Pastor Brian also speaks at different conferences such as On the Edge, Truth Fest, and the Power of Purity on issues related to apologetics, theology, pop culture, and teen struggles. He has been married to Brittney Richards since 2009 and they have three kids.
Joe Kelly is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a degree in Psychology. He did his post-graduate studies, focusing on Apologetics, at Simon Greenleaf School of Law. Joe came to faith as a teenager, but began having doubts while in college. These questions led to a search for answers, which resulted in a renewed and bolstered commitment to his Lord and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. He has a passion for truth -- believing "all truth is God's truth" -- and a desire to help others discover it. Joe has been teaching and discipling in class settings, small groups, and one on one for over 25 years. Joe is a husband, a father of several adult children, and a grandfather. He is an avid reader, loves family, sports, coaching, and of course, teaching. Outside of our risen Savior, his beautiful wife has been his greatest advocate.
Tim has a Bachelors degree from California State University Long Beach and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Veritas Evangelical Seminary. He is a retired firefighter/paramedic with the Orange County Fire Authority. Tim is involved in several ministries at Living Truth Christian Fellowship including his role as one of the elders. Tim has been married to his beautiful wife Natalie for 37 years. They have two amazing children, Brook and Brian, with a total of six wonderful grandchildren.
Wendy is a mother and wife. She has been self-employed for the last 20 years in the mortgage industry. Her husband, Joe Kelly, is a professor at the Truth Academy. They both pray for many disciples to be raised up through this great school. They have four grandkids and love to spend time with them whenever