"I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord. Psalm 40:1-3"
Meet The Team
Eliodoro & Connie Contreras
With more than 30 years in the ministry, Pastor Eliodoro and Connie Contreras are the founding pastors of Tehillah Church. Pastor Lolo was saved in 1978 and Pastor Connie in 1979. They have pastored four churches Lamont, CA; Mexico City, Mexico; East Los Angeles, CA and finally Tehillah Church in Bakersfield, CA, three of them started from cell groups to full grown churches. Our Pastors have a passion for Jesus Christ and to make Christ known in the mission fields of this world, beginning with Bakersfield, CA; the Philippines; and the country of Mexico
Sonny & Katy Contreras
Pastor Sonny & Katy Contreras are the leaders of the English Marriage Ministry. Pastor Sonny co-labors as the Worship Team leader along with Pastors Lalo and Martha Rodriguez, and Pastor Katy is our School of Tambourine Director. Both are graduates of our Tehillah School of the Ministry, they are ordained by the board of Tehillah Church and have been involved in Ministry for over 10 years. They continue to have a heart for missions, winning the lost and raising up their generation to serve God.
Hilario & Martha Rodriguez
Pastors Hilario and Martha Rodriguez have been in ministry for over 30 years. They have been married for 28 years and have 3 adult children. Pastor Lalo is the Music Director of Tehillah Church and leads the Tehillah School of Music where new musicians are being raised up for the work of the ministry. Together with his wife Martha, they oversee the Spanish Marriage Ministry, and counsel couples. He also oversees the media department, sister Martha is involved in the Worship Ministry and is the church financial administrator.
Joshua & Arie Rojas
Joshua Rojas dedicated his life to the service of the Lord his senior year of high school. At the age of 19 he assumed the position as training center director until the Lord called him and his wife to help pioneer a church plant in the Philippines where he served for 2 years. They have both graduated from our Tehillah School of Ministry. They are currently serving full time at Tehillah Church.