Bakersfield Graduate Chaplain

Daren Pitcher grew-up in Pismo Beach and graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University in 1988.   Daren served in Youth Ministry over 13 years before planting Rancho Hills Community Church in Rancho San Diego.  He is currently in his seventh year as Lead Pastor of Ridgeview Community Church in Bakersfield. Throughout his ministry career, Daren has been actively involved on school campuses.  Daren obtained his teaching credential through Azusa Pacific University and taught at the middle school level at East L.A. Light & Life Middle School in Boyle Heights.  Daren also worked in the after-school grant-funded program through the Chula Vista School District.  He has over 15 years of high school & club volleyball coaching experience and 4 years of high school golf coaching experience.  He currently coaches volleyball at Independence High School and golf at Bakersfield Christian High School. Daren’s wife, Amy, is the Girls’ Dean at Bakersfield Christian High School and he has two sons, Dawson (12) and Noah (10).

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