Leadership

staff-pastor-rickRick Matsuda
Senior Pastor

Rick has been at Victory Fellowship since its inception in 1998. He served as Associate Pastor at that time, becoming the Senior Pastor in 2005. Rick graduated from Cal State Northridge with a degree in Physical Education with a teaching credential. He also attended Fuller Theological Seminary. Rick loves spending time with his wife, Wendy, and sons Micah, Jared and Riley. He enjoys the people who attend and visit Victory, and the food that is available at every service.


staff-kevinKevin Matsuguma
Youth/Young Adult Pastor

Kevin started at Victory in September 2014 as an Associate Pastor for youth and young adults. He has lived in the South Bay all his life and attended Casimir Middle School and North High School. Kevin graduated from UCLA with a degree in Economics, but did not get much use out of it, as God called him into full time ministry a few years out of college. He received an M. Div from Talbot School of Theology and served for many years as a youth director before coming to Victory. Kevin is excited to be here working with the youth and young adults. He, along with his wife, Ayumi, and son, Klay, love the friendly family atmosphere at Victory.


staff-childrens-ministryWendy Matsuda, Janice Ng & Kris Tanaka
Co-Directors of Children’s Ministry

Wendy is part of the group that helped to establish Victory Fellowship. She has been directing the Children’s Ministry since 2005. Wendy also teaches the toddlers and co-leads the Quest small group. She loves the busy life of raising her three boys, Micah, Jared and Riley, and her husband Rick.

Janice has been busy directing our Kid’s Club since it began in 2009. She is also a teacher for our Sunday school. Janice enjoys being with her family, husband, Jeff, and children, Tiffany and Cory.

Kris has been co-directing the Children’s Ministry since 2006. She also co-leads the M.D.’s small group with her husband, Mike. Kris and Mike are passionate about raising their three boys, Kaison, Jonas and Treydan.

Wendy, Janice and Kris enjoy being around the Victory family. They also feel that the warm, friendly atmosphere is one of the outstanding features of this church.


staff-vickiVicki Nishioka
Office Manager


Vicki has been a part of the Victory family since the church opened in 1998. She has been serving as the Administrative Assistant since 2000. She came to California via the state of Washington where she graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in marketing. She also serves at Victory as a worship leader and can be seen on stage with her husband, Brandon. Vicki enjoys the fellowship after service and snacking on “the best church refreshments ever.”