Pastor Wes grew up in Pensacola, Florida, and graduated from Tate High School. He spent 8 years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves, and worked shift-work for 17 years. He is married to Cynthia and they have two children, Dylan and Bailey. In 2001, he surrendered his life completely to Jesus Christ after being delivered from drug addiction and self.
He spent 2002 and 2003 speaking in jails and rehab centers about deliverance through the power of Jesus. In late 2003, My Father’s Vineyard (MFV) was birthed in their home. Pastor Wes and Cynthia were determined to reach out to the lost and fallen, helping them discover a life free from bondage to sin, and full of the love of Jesus.
Pastor Wes was ordained in 2007, the same year he became the full time Pastor at MFV. Since then the church has grown and started many other ministries, but has never deviated from the mission of “Choosing to do life together, while recovering the lost and restoring the fallen, discovering tomorrow’s Christian today.”
He continues to preach deliverance and reconciliation through Jesus from the pulpit at MFV, in the streets, and from the seat of his motorcycle in Pensacola and cities all across the United States, Canada, and Israel.
Pastor R. Wesley Alvarez holds a Master’s degree in Christian Counseling and a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from Covenant Bible College and Seminary.
His heart’s desire is to disciple as many people as possible in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Cynthia Alvarez serves as the Worship Pastor here at MFV. She has served in this position since the church started in 2003. Cynthia has a desire for people to truly experience the presence of God in worship and to grow spiritually by having a clear understanding of the Bible. Cynthia is married to Lead Pastor Wes Alvarez and they have two children, Dylan and Bailey.
Ric & Tiffany Rodriquez
Student Pastors | Connect Pastor
Ric and Tiffany Rodriquez serve as the Student and Connect Pastors here at MFV. They have been loosely connected to Pastor Wes and MFV through friends and different organizations, but in early 2017 God began do a work in Ric, Tiff, and Pastor Wes that neither of them saw coming. Ric was a lead pastor over a church in Alabama and also serving as an overseer for Pastor Wes. Until God started speaking to him and Tiff about pursuing their purpose in student ministry. God opened the door for them to come and serve in their passions and purpose. Ric and Tiff believe that youth are not the church of tomorrow but the church of today. They have a deep desire to see this generation come to know Jesus, recognize and live up to their full potential, and find their purpose. They have 2 beautiful kids named Will and Anaya. As a family they love Jesus, each other, the beach, and the taco truck!
Lisa has been serving as the Women’s Pastor here at MFV since 2012. Lisa’s heart as Women’s Pastor is to see each daughter of God experience true inner healing, to walk in freedom from past hurts and hindrances, and find their value in Christ. It is her earnest prayer that every woman finds her true identity and calling. Lisa is married to Mac, and they have two sons, Storm and Chance.
Media & IT Director
John serves as the Director Of Media/IT here at MFV. He is a graphic designer and web designer for the church, as well as creating visual FX for Sunday services. He works closely with Adobe's creative suite and Final Cut Pro X. John has a passion to use his giftings to bring people to Jesus. He has been serving at MFV since 2010. He is married to Savannah Sapp.
Paul & susan simpson
Mission M25 Directors
Paul and Susan Simpson serve as the Mission M25 Directors. They oversee all outreach ministries in our church. They are also very invested in the drama team and have created wonderful productions. Paul serves on the worship team on Sundays.