Meet Our Team

Peter Thomas

I have been involved in ministry for over 25 years. I served as the Lead Pastor in my native country, Grenada, and became an associate Pastor at Journey Community Church in La Mesa, California. My experience ranges from planting churches to leading various ministries within a church setting. In 2011, God called me to start […]

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Leo Correia

I started attending Explore in June of 2017. My experience in leading worship, and involvement in other ministries, spans over the last 25 years. I have been playing music professionally and semi-professionally since high school, which is when I came to know the Lord. Additionally, I have been involved in live theatre with Lambs Players […]

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Art Ramos

I have been part of Explore since 2015 and currently serve as Pastoral Support. I previously served as Youth Pastor and Senior Pastor at a Hispanic church before God called me to Explore. I enjoy spending time with my wife and our five children doing various outdoor activities such as camping and boating. However, my […]

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Phyllis Alexander

My family and I began attending Explore in June of 2012. A few months later the Lord put it on my heart to volunteer so I started serving in Children’s Ministry in 2013 where I can live out my passion to help children understand how much God loves them. I consider it a privilege to […]

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Yvonne Patrick

I have been attending Explore Community Church since 2015. I have been actively participating in several areas of service since early 2017. Before my involvement at Explore, I have had the fortunate experience to have worked with various small groups for women & children, participated in worship & dance, have served in hospitality, ushering & greeting, worked […]

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Gail Dunn

I started attending Explore in 2014.  I was blessed to become part of the Accounting Staff.  As much as I love working with numbers, I also have a passion for preparing food.  As Explore grows, I look forward to being part of a ministry where food and fellowship can be enjoyed. I enjoy greeting people […]

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Rikah Thomas

I have been involved in ministry for over 25 years. I am a wife, mom, writer and artist. I stepped out with my husband, Peter, to launch Explore Community Church in 2012. I am passionate about teaching and equipping women to study and understand the Bible for themselves. I love mentoring, leading our women’s connection […]

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Jessica Sanchez

I have been involved with Explore since its developing stages. Seven months before it launched, in April 2012, I was helping design what would become the logo and media for Explore. I continue to create many of the visuals that are utilized for weekend services and outreaches through graphic design (among other areas). Explore has become the […]

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