Bishop Virgil and Pastor Jeraldine Patterson
Our leadership team is headed by Bishop Virgil and Pastor Jerri Patterson; our senior leaders and spiritual father and mother.
From mentoring to counseling, preaching, strategizing, covering other pastors, and leading the community this dynamic duo continues to dedicate their very lives to the work of the Lord.
Pastor Frederick Ford
New Members, Intercession, Counseling
Pastor Ford brings 71 years of wisdom, leadership and Christian experience to our pastoral team. He gave his heart to Christ at the tender age of nine years old and has been involved in faithfully serving in some form of church ministry since then.
He began in 1978 when it was the Crusade Community Choir, joined the church in 1980 and was ordained as a minister in 1984. In addition to ministry Pastor Ford has served in the mental health field as a social science technician at the VA hospital since 1971. Pastor Ford believes fully in the word of God and he brings that passion to everything he does as a leader.
Min Michelle Victorian
Church Operations, Outreach, Prayer
Minister Michelle Victorian is an administrator, prayer warrior, and minister of the gospel. Her journey with Christ began when she got saved at 16 years old in a high school locker room.
She joined Crusade Christian Faith Center in 1988 and has served as a counselor, women’s fellowship leader and she now puts her years of HR experience to use for the church as a leader of church operations. In addition to operations, Minister Michelle is the advisor for the church outreach programs including the church partnership with Vista Del Mar. She has been married since 1985 to David Victorian who also serves the ministry in a variety of capacities. They have two sons who were both raised in the ministry. Minister Michelle has a heart for serving those in need and is a powerful intercessor who is determined to see God’s will and glory manifested in the earth.
Pastor Princeton Parker
Assistant Pastor: Worship, Young Adults
Princeton Parker began preaching at the age of four years old and was licensed as a minister at age 7 by the Church of God in Christ.
Princeton has an anointing for helping people see God in a new way through relevant and powerful preaching, passionate worship, and ministry through the creative arts. He joined Crusade in 2015 and began serving as the minister of music, and in 2019 was ordained as assistant pastor. He serves over young adults and worship arts.
Pastor Byron Hudson
Pastor Byron Hudson is a son of Crusade Christian Faith Center who joined the church when he was just 18 years old.
As a young teen at Crusade he met and soon after married the love of his life Deacon LaShawn Hudson and they have been married for 26 years and have two beautiful daughters to their union. Pastor Byron has served in a variety of capacities as an elder, sound technician, member of the singing group “Men Of Faith” and the sanctuary choir. He is totally committed to serving the people of God.
Min Linda Lamb
Community Outreach, Missions
Minister Linda Lamb is a twenty-four year member of Crusade Christian Faith Center. Her walk with Christ began in 1976 and since then she has given her time in church and outside of church to serving people.
Minister Linda has a gift of care and hospitality that she used in her career as the manager of a doctor’s office, a daycare owner, and at a home for pregnant women. At Crusade Minister Linda has served as a Sunday School teacher, women’s ministry coordinator, and currently ministers at the Ann Douglas Rescue Mission in Downtown Los Angeles every month. She also served faithfully as a deacon before being ordained as a minister in 2019. She has been married to Bro Ronald Lamb for 33 years and he serves faithfully in the community outreach ministry helping church and community members alike. They have a family of six children and seven grandchildren.