Pastor Roger Leach, the founder and only Senior Pastor of Valley West Christian Center, has been in ministry for over 30 years. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agronomy, a minor in Biological Science with teaching experience in Junior Colleges at Mt. San Antonio College and Merced College. Roger has a Life Time Standard Secondary and Community College Teaching Credential, he also has a Degree in Ministry from Berean College. Pastor Roger has also founded the Valley West Affordable Housing Non-Profit that provided and built several affordable senior housing complexes in Madera, Hanford, Taft, Richmond, Monrovia, and Van Nuys, Ca. His involvement in the senior housing stopped in 2002 due to the increased duties in Madera. In 2002, Pastor founded and became Director of Sherman Thomas Charter School that has enjoyed great success in education reform. He has been invited to several forums in Oxford College in England to share his insight of the charter school movement. Pastor Roger has a passion for teaching God's Word with simplicity and inspiration that brings understanding and insight for everyday victorious living.
Dixie Leach, a gifted singer, musician and song writer has been married to Roger for 43 years. She started her singing and writing of Gospel songs at the age of five, when at the time of celebrating the death and resurrection of Christ, she wrote a song entitled "Just Take Your Cross Right Up and Follow Me". She has continued writing songs and ministering to many throughout the years and in 1983 released an album entitled "Alive in Him" which featured many songs in which Holy Spirit breathed into Dixie's life. This album is more revelent today than in the years of release. People are really seeing and hearing the inspired words and music from this album. Since that time, Dixie has become a Praise, Warfare, and Worship Leader. There are many worship leaders of today in the church world, but none so talented and sensitive to the direction of Holy Spirit to bring an annointing to people.