About Us

Buen Pastor Church

Buen Pastor Church is a bilingual Spanish and English Assemblies of God church located in the city of Rialto in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Our worship services include praise and worship that is both contemporary and traditional. You’ll hear a Gospel message that is filled with hope, strengthens your faith and challenges you to take the Gospel everywhere you go. We invite you and your family to discover the endless possibilities God has for you as you take a step towards Him.

OUR MISSION

Our goal is to help you take that one step towards God so that you can experience the endless possibilities available to you through Him. You’re not in this alone…Buen Pastor is ready to help you take that step.

OUR VISION

We aspire to be a church family — a family that loves God genuinely, a church that serves Him passionately, and a community that makes Him known.

The reality is that life is unpredictable

It can be comprehensible one moment and confusing the next. It can also be just as rewarding, resulting in feelings of gratitude and genuine bliss. In one of his most notable Psalms, David spoke about God’s provision, protection, and promise over his life. Even with the various trials and challenges he faced, the one unchanging factor in David’s life was God, his Good Shepherd.

Just as David proclaimed, we, too, at Buen Pastor testify to the goodness and mercy we have found in God. We don’t claim to know everything, but if there is one thing we do know, it’s that having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, the son of God, changes lives.

OUR PASTORS

Meet Ernesto and Vicky Martinez, the founding and senior pastors of Buen Pastor Church! For over 25 years, Ernesto and Vicky have been serving the Inland Empire together and have helped individuals connect with God and discover their lives’ purpose. Ernesto and Vicky’s commitment to prayer, discovering the wisdom found in God’s word, and relying on the Holy Spirit are core values they hold in ministry.

When not serving at church, you can find Ernestino and Vicky spending time with their family and grandchildren, enjoying a delicious cup of coffee (with sweet bread of course!), and having a good laugh with friends, while making new ones! Talk with Pastor Ernesto & Vicky:

OUR PASTORS

Meet Ernesto and Vicky Martinez, the founding and senior pastors of Buen Pastor Church. For over 20 years, Ernesto and Vicky have been serving the Inland Empire together to help people connect with God and discover God’s purpose for their lives. Ernesto and Vicky’s commitment to prayer, discovering the wisdom found in God’s word, and relying on the Holy Spirit are core values they hold in ministry.

When not serving at church, you can find Ernesto and Vicky spending time with their family and grandchildren, enjoying a delicious cup of coffee (with sweet bread of course!) and having a good laugh with friends, while making new ones!

Our Beliefs


THE SCRIPTURES INSPIRED

Both Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God.

2 Timothy 3:15-17
1 Thessalonians 2:13
2 Peter 1:21


THE ONE TRUE GOD


The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent "I AM," the Creator of heaven and earth.

Deuteronomy 6:4
Isaiah 43:10,1
Matthew 28:19
Luke 3:22


THE DEITY OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God.

Matthew 1:23
Luke 1:31
Luke 1:35


THE FALL OF MAN


By voluntary transgression, man fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death (separation from God).

Genesis 1:26,27
Genesis 2:17
Genesis 3:6
Romans 5:12-19


THE SALVATION OF MAN



Man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God

Luke 24:47
John 3:3
Romans 10:13-15
Ephesians 2:8
Titus 2:11
Titus 3:5-7


THE ORDINANCES OF THE CHURCH



(1) Baptism by immersion is commanded by the Scriptures
(2)
The Lord's Supper consists of bread and fruit

Matthew 28:19
Mark 16:16
Acts 10:47,48
Romans 6:4


THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT



All believers are entitled to the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire

Luke 24:49
Acts 1:4
Acts 1:8
1 Corinthians 12:1-3


THE INITIAL PHYSICAL EVIDENCE OF THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

The initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance.

Acts 2:4


SANCTIFICATION


Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God.

Romans 12:1,2
1 Thessalonians 5:23
Hebrews 13:12


THE CHURCH AND ITS MISSION

The Church is the Body of Christ and each believer is an integral part of it.

Ephesians 1:22,23
Ephesians 2:22
Hebrews 12:23


THE MINISTRY


A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord.

Mark 16:15-20


DIVINE HEALING


Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers.

Isaiah 53:4,5
Matthew 8:16,17
James 5:14-16


THE BLESSED HOPE


The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ.

1 Thessalonians 4:16,17
Romans 8:23
Titus 2:13
1 Corinthians 15:51,52


THE MILLENNIAL REIGN OF CHRIST

The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints and His visible return to reign on earth for 1,000 years.

Zechariah 14:5
Matthew 24:27
Matthew 24:30
Revelation 1:7
Revelation 19:11-14
Revelation 20:1-6


THE FINAL JUDGMENT


There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works.

Matthew 25:46
Mark 9:43-48
Revelation 19:20
Revelation 20:11-15
Revelation 21:8


THE NEW HEAVENS AND THE NEW EARTH

"We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness."

2 Peter 3:13
Revelation 21
Revelation 22

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