Jim and Dena have been in the Coachella Valley for over 40 years. Jim was led to the Lord at 16 years old by his then girlfriend (now wife) Dena. She believed in him when most did not. Jim has been mentored by Pastor Eric Stovesand and Reverend Albie Pearson. In 2006, he was ordained by Albie Pearson through United Ministries International. He was appointed Senior Pastor by the DC3 leadership team in 2012. Jim has retired after 29 years of service in law enforcement as a Supervising Investigator. Dena retired after faithfully ministering 30 years as a registered nurse. Jim and Dena carry the Father's heart to the world. Their passion is to see others free to carry the love of Christ and impact the world. They have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.
Michael comes from a long line of ministers and preachers. Born again at 15 through an angelic encounter, and called into ministry at 16, he became the 4th generation in his family to answer the call of God. For over three years he was mentored by Apostle Larry Draughn. Michael moved to California in 2001 and formed YES Ministries in 2003. God has taken this ministry to over 30 nations with signs following; including Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa, Malawi, Zimbabwe, England, Israel, Brazil, New Zealand and the US. He is a poet, playwright, singer, songwriter, author of several marketplace books, a businessman, and a consultant to government agencies, ministries, charities & young entrepreneurs. Prophet Michael loves the word of God and teaches with wit, wisdom, skill & humor.
Pastor Ted and Donna Fish
Ted and Donna both grew up in the Coachella Valley. Over the year, they have sowed into many ministries and churches in the valley. Ted has an extensive background as a law enforcement officer. In fulfillment of a prophetic word given 25 years ago, Ted was ordained in 2006 by Albie Pearson through United Ministries International. Donna has worked in dentistry. The Fish's currently run Ted's family farm, where they have worked for the past 30 years. They have a son and daughter with 3 beautiful granddaughters. Ted and Donna have a passion to see people healed, restored, and empowered to walk out their destiny in Christ.
Dr. Gary and Pastor Devvi Smith
Dr. Gary and Devvi Smith moved to the Coachella Valley in 1986. Dr. Smith has owned Indian Wells Chiropractic Clinic since 1987. Gary has a passion to support the church, exemplify the love of Christ, and spread the Gospel to everyone he meets. He is on the board of Father’s Heart Ranch. Devvi is an ordained minister under Albie Pearson through United Ministries International. She moves in the power of the Holy Spirit and has a passion to see other’s walk in union with Christ and know the love of the Father. Gary and Devvi have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. They love being apart of the family of God.
Pastor Russ and Susan Miller
Russ and Susan have been believers for over 25 years. They have lived in the desert for almost 20 years. Russ and Susan have a passion to teach the Word of God. They desire to see people walk in their identity in Christ and fulfill their destiny in the Kingdom of God. Russ is an ordained pastor. Susan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management and Christian Leadership and is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies. Together they lead the Desert School of Supernatural Ministry. They have three daughters and six grandchildren.
Dr. Barry and Fran Kraft
Pastors of Ruach Adonai
Dr. Barry and Fran Kraft are Messianic Jewish believers. Barry is a retired psychiatrist, who along with Fran, has been doing free Christian counseling for over 20 years. They moved to the Coachella Valley in 2001 to be close to Barry's elderly parents and share the gospel with them. They were hosts of the local television show, Messianic Voice in the Desert. In the spring of 2013 they were ordained under United Ministries International and founded Ruach Adonai (Spirit of God), a messianic congregation dedicated to healing the broken hearted and setting captives free. They have two children and three grandchildren.