The name Prodigal Church comes from the parable that Jesus tells in Luke 15, the Prodigal Son. Two sons are separated from their Father- one because of his bad deeds, the other because of his good deeds. At the heart of the parable is the idea that you can be lost in rebellious living (like the younger son), and you can be lost in religious living (older son). This church has been rooted to model this parable, as the Father invites both brothers to the party.

The church should be near to the heart of God by calling us out of both rebellious and religious living by pointing us to Jesus.

John Richardson

Lead Pastor

John has been a pastor in the Central Valley for the past 19 years. He received his Bachelors degree in Contemporary Christian Ministries and Biblical Studies at Fresno Pacific University. He also received a Masters degree in Old Testament from Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. John and his wife Sarah have been married for 13 years. They have a six-year-old son, Dex, and two-year-old daughter, Ivy.

Brittney Howard

Children's Pastor

Brittney has been a Children’s Director for two years, and has a passion for children’s ministry. She graduated in 2011 from Fresno Pacific University with a Bachelors degree in Communication. Brittney and her husband Joel, have two beautiful daughters, Jeslyn and Tinley.

Brad Isaak

Youth/Small Group Pastor

Brad has been engaged in pastoral ministry with churches for eight years. Both Brad, and his wife Delilah were raised in the Central Valley, and fell in love while attending Fresno Pacific University. He is currently finishing up his Master of Divinity degree at Fresno Pacific’s Biblical Seminary.

Madeline Rinehart

Project/Media Coordinator

Maddy has been in Ministry for eight years. She and her husband Cole have served together in youth ministry and were part of the Core Team that launched Prodigal Church. Maddy helps organize projects and events behind the scenes and on Sunday mornings.

Lizzie Pierce

Financial Administrator