Harold Warner / Senior Pastor
Pastor Harold Warner gave his life to Jesus Christ on November 15th, 1970 in Prescott, Arizona. He had a radical conversion experience, taking him from a young hippie coasting through life to a young man filled with the Holy Spirit. Despite a tragic car accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down, he and his wife Mona responded to God’s call to minister the Gospel in Tucson, Arizona.
The Door Church extends Pastor Warner’s vision to reach the lost with an ongoing church planting ministry that extends across the U.S. and into 42 nations worldwide. Pastor Warner faithfully serves as head pastor to the same congregation that he and Mona started in 1973. His passion is to preach the authentic and anointed Word of God. His greatest joy is seeing precious souls redeemed by Jesus Christ, both in Tucson and around the world.
FRED RUBI / ASSOCIATE PASTOR
Pastor Fred has been the Associate Pastor at The Door Church since 2006. He and his siblings (four brothers, one sister) were radically saved in the final stages of the Jesus People Movement. Fred himself gave his life to Jesus as a teenager in 1979.
In 1986 Pastor Fred began his ministry in Laredo, Texas. Shortly thereafter, he and his wife Norma were called to pastor in Las Vegas, New Mexico where they ministered from 1986-1997. Compelled by a powerful message to reach urban centers in America, they left New Mexico in 1997 for San Francisco, California. In 2004 they returned to Arizona to become assistant pastors in the Prescott church. Finally landing back in Tucson, they came on staff with Pastor Warner at the end of 2006. Fred and Norma have two children, Jessica and William and both of them are married with children.
GARETT KING / ASSISTANT PASTOR
Pastor Garett King was born and raised in Tucson. His parents gave their lives to Jesus Christ a few years before he was born, and began attending The Door Church. At the age of fourteen, Garett finally surrendered his life to Christ and began to pursue the will of God. Pastor Garett and his wife Sara were married at the age of eighteen, and after two years on staff in Tucson, they were sent to plant a church in Lakewood, Washington.
In 2001, they became youth pastors at Door Church, and served in that capacity for seven years. Then with their three young boys they went into the French-speaking nation of Gabon, Africa as missionaries, and served there for five and a half years. In 2013 Pastor King left the thriving church in the care of an African pastor and the Kings returned to Tucson to assume the role of Assistant Pastor.
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Leonard Gastelum / Spanish Pastor
Leonard Gastelum was born in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico and moved to Tucson in 1969, where he grew up in a traditional Mexican home. He married at the age of 18 in 1977.
After his sister witnessed to him for a few years, he finally gave his life to Christ in 1984 during a presentation of the movie, My Brother’s Keeper. In 1985, he helped to form La Luz del Mundo, a Spanish band which continues to minister to this day.
Leonard served as the pastor of the Spanish Congregation at The Door Church in Tucson beginning in 1992. From 2005 to 2008, he and his wife Carmen pioneered a Spanish church in Atlanta, Georgia, before returning to serve on the Tucson Staff. In 2014, Leonard once again became the pastor of the Spanish Congregation in Tucson.
Alvin Smith / Director of International Churches
Pastor Smith was stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson from 1980-1986 when he gave his life to Christ. In 1989, he and his wife Renee left Tucson to pioneer a church in Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa, where their two girls were born. Despite the terror of war and frustrations of endemic corruption, he nurtured an evangelistic vision in that nation by preaching the simple Gospel of Jesus Christ, and today more than seventy churches in West Africa continue to carry out that vision in church planting.
Pastor Smith was inspired to begin Into-Africa, a foundation dedicated to increasing the quality of life in poverty-stricken areas by planting churches and introducing schools, medical assistance and clean water. An ever-increasing number of African communities are being touched by this ministry. Pastor Smith continues to lead Into-Africa, and ministers to churches in nations throughout the world as Director of International Churches at The Door Church in Tucson.
Frank Bravo / Youth Pastor
Pastor Frank Bravo gave his life to Jesus October of 1994, during a showing of the play Heavens Gates and Hell's Flames. At 14yrs of age, he made the decision to live for God through his high school years that brought many challenges but also many blessings. He and his wife Erica married on October of 1999, a year and a half after graduating from High School. They served in the Youth Ministry and led Bible Studies for many years, before Pioneering a church in Modesto, California in 2007. After pastoring the Modesto church for seven years, the Bravos handed the work to another couple and returned to be on staff in the Tucson Congregation to assume the role of Youth Pastor.