Meet the Staff

Pastoral Staff

Randy Lanthripe
Randy Lanthripe Senior Pastor
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“I love seeing people commit to follow Christ for the first time and watching the difference He makes in their life show up in their family life and relationships and the way they approach their career. It is especially rewarding to help people grow past hurdles and barriers that have kept them from experiencing the best life possible.”

Randy and his wife Cindy have been married for more than 30 years. His son Thad is married to Gina and they have two sons and a daughter. Randy’s daughter Lindsay is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma.

Top 5 Strengths: Harmony, Belief, Empathy, Relator, Responsibility

Favorite Meal: Munster Chicken

Favorite Movie: Endless Summer

Alex Barrett
Alex Barrett Executive Pastor
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“I love seeing people come to Church in the Valley, find a place to connect, and see them flourish as they serve and grow.”

Alex has been married to Samantha for twelve years. They have three young children, Katie, Levi, and Jude.

Top 5 Strengths: Belief, Woo, Activator, Communication, Arranger

Favorite Meal: A ribeye with scalloped potatoes

Favorite Movie: Band of Brothers (I know, it’s not technically a movie)

Thad Lanthripe
Thad Lanthripe Administrative Pastor
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“I get excited when I see someone take a risk in doing something that they haven’t done before in their walk with God.  Its motivating to see how their faith is grown through the experience and to see how their life is better off because of the choice they have made.”

Thad has been married to Gina for four years. They have three young children, Blake, Jeremy, and Ellie.

Top 5 Strengths: Analytical, Responsibility, Belief, Harmony, Restorative

Favorite Meal: Sour cream enchiladas

Favorite Movie: The Sandlot


Ministry Staff

Ben Montgomery
Ben Montgomery Worship Leader
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“The new Alhambra Campus is a great opportunity to share the love of Jesus with the people in our area, and I can hardly wait to see what He does in each of our lives as we follow Him.”

Ben and his wife Lori have been married for 8 years and have four young children. They live in Monterey Park.

Top 5 Strengths: Learner, Arranger, Belief, Connectedness, Individualization

Favorite Meal: Chicago deep dish pizza!

Favorite Movie: It’s a Wonderful Life

Amy Hines
Amy Hines Director of KidZone
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“I consider it a great privilege to walk alongside families as they see their children grow. Jesus considered children a special part of His ministry and so do I. I am excited to be a part of the children’s ministry to share the love of Christ with the next generation.”

Amy and her husband, Chris, have been married for 9 years. They live in San Gabriel with their 3 young children - Samantha, Alexis and Dax

Top 5 Strengths: Harmony, Achiever, Analytical, Learner, Individualization

Favorite Meal: Chinese Beef Noodles

Favorite Movie: White Christmas


Support Staff

Tina Lewis
Tina Lewis Administrative Secretary
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“I enjoy being involved in women’s lives and working with a gifted and fun staff who also practice Heart Attitudes!”

Tina has been married for more than 35 years to Nathan Lewis, a professor at California Baptist University. They have a daughter, Traci, a son-in-law, Tim, and three grandchildren Natalie, Tiffani & Tyler, who also attend Church in the Valley.

Top 5 Strengths:  Individualization, Belief, Harmony, Responsibility & Connectedness

Favorite Meal: Moo Goo Gai Pan

Favorite Movie: The Majestic & Apollo 13

Sammi Rangel
Sammi Rangel Administrative Assistant
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“I love getting to see people take their next steps in their relationship with Christ.  My relationship with Christ has made all the difference in my life and it is exciting to get to see that change in others as well.”

Samantha graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Oklahoma.  Samantha and her husband Pablo live in Ontario.

Top 5 Strengths: Woo, Individualization, Responsibility, Strategic, Communication

Favorite Meal: Teriyaki steak and a baked potato

Favorite Movie: While You Were Sleeping

Brenda Palmer
Brenda Palmer Bookkeeper
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“I am so excited to see other people also discovering their personal relationship with Jesus and finding themselves a loved and treasured part of God’s family here at Church in the Valley.”

Brenda has one son, Barry who was recently married to Brianna. Barry and his wife attend Orangecrest Community Church, a church planted by Church in the Valley.

Top 5 Strengths: Connectedness, Analytical, Belief, Responsibility, Achiever

Favorite Meal: “All You Can Eat Buffet”

Favorite Movie: The Wizard of Oz


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