Jose and Debbie Rivera are longtime residents of the Central Coast. They both grew up in the area, attended local schools, married, raised a family and owned and operated a business for almost thirty years. This year they will celebrate their 36th year wedding anniversary! They have two beautiful daughters and five wonderful grandchildren.
In 1991 they visited the San Luis Vineyard and felt led of the Lord to stay. In 1998 they went on staff and served as associate pastors alongside Terry and Denise Paige at Vineyard Five Cities. Not too long after that, in 2000, Jose and Debbie began and continue to serve as lead pastors to what is now known as Five Cities Vineyard Church.
Jose and Debbie are passionate about life, family and community! Their heart is to see people fall in love with Jesus one by one, become genuine disciples and effective disciple makers. They contend that there is nothing more fulfilling than to see people surrender their lives to Jesus in humble obedience, experience hope and healing in every area of their lives, reach maturity and discover their God given potential, ministry and mission in life! Their ultimate prayer and hope is that the whole earth would be filled with the image of Jesus and His glory!
(Ephesians 4:10 NLT) “And the same one who descended is the one who ascended higher than all the heavens, so that He might fill the entire universe with Himself.”