Meet Our Pastor

PastorBaronandgirls1Pastor Baron Anthony Sovory has a passion for people and a desire to spread the Word of God in a relevant, effective, and clear way.  Born in Los Angeles, California to Pastor Allen and Rosalyn Sovory of Louisiana and Michigan, he grew up in a home of ministry, watching his father serve both in church pastoral ministry, and as a conference evangelist.

He counts his ministry as a privilege knowing that it is nothing but the blood of Jesus and His righteousness that he stands today.   “I thank him that enabled me, even Christ Jesus our Lord, for that he counted me faithful, appointing me to his service” -1Tim. 1:12   His joy and purpose is to  impact the people of God with a passion and infectious intensity that will cause people to live lives of biblical faith, and to see all people live their God given purpose.

He attended Oakwood University (Huntsville, AL) and in May 2000 received his Bachelor of Arts in Ministerial Theology. Following his graduation in May 2000 he received a call to the Southeastern Conference and served the Kansas Ave SDA Church for 3 1/2 years before furthering his education at Andrews University Theological Seminary in Berrien Springs, MI.  Upon earning his Master’s of Divinity (M.Div) in April 2006 from Andrews, he was called to serve the Mt. Rubidoux SDA Church as associate pastor for 2 years and was soon assigned to be the senior pastor of the Juniper Ave SDA church in Fontana, CA.  Most recently he has taken the calling to pastor both the Riverside Community SDA church in Riverside, CA and the Celebration Center SDA church in Redlands, CA.

God has blessed him with two beautiful daughters; Joelle Monet 8 years old and Solange Anais 6 years old who are the joy of his life.  He has several hobbies that round out his life.  Music, sports, which include, basketball,softball, and golf, and general fitness.  His  favorite teams are the LA Lakers, LA Dodgers, LA Kings (hockey) and the San Francisco 49ers.  Most of all, Pastor Baron loves Jesus and just having a good time with friends and sharing the grace and love of Christ with people.