John Richardson

Lead Pastor

John has been a pastor in the Central Valley for the past 22 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 17 years. Sarah helps lead so much of Prodigal behind the scenes. They have a ten -year-old son, Dex, and a six-year-old daughter, Ivy.

Brittney Howard

Children's Pastor

Brittney has been our Children’s Pastor for 6 years, and has a passion for ministry. She graduated in 2011 from Fresno Pacific University with a Bachelors degree in Communication. In 2022 she finished her Masters degree in Ministry, Leadership and Culture. Brittney and her husband Joel, have have 3 children; Jeslyn, Tinley, and Zeb.

Eric Arii

Worship Pastor

Eric has been leading people in worship since the year 2000. He has his Bachelors degree from Fresno State in Business and Organizational Leadership, and a Masters degree in Worship Studies and Church Leadership from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Abby are local high school sweethearts from Clovis High and have been married since May of 2008. They chose to build their family through adopting their sons Amos (14), Joel (10), and Isaac (7), their daughter, Norah (8), and welcomed their daughter Elliott into the world in June of 2019.

Addison Lyons

Student Ministries

Addison has served in youth ministry for 8 years. He has his Bachelors degrees in History and Classics, and a Masters in Divinity from Fresno Pacific University. He and his wife Colleen have been married since 2015 and have a baby boy- Avery.

Ashley Larios

Connections Director

Ashley joined our team in Summer 2023. She serves in many capacities here at Prodigal. Ashley is married to Scotty and they have 3 children; Lucy, Luke, and Jake.  

Lizzie Pierce


Lizzie runs lead on the countless administrative details for Prodigal. If you have any questions regarding your Tax Deductible Giving Statements- email her. She and her husband Randy are awesome.