Who are the pastors?

Pastor Rigsby

Pastor Richard Rigsby
Richard Rigsby has pastored Bell Gardens Baptist Church since 1986. The website features a collection of expository sermons Pastor Rigsby has preached. In addition to his preaching responsibilities at the church, Dr. Rigsby also teaches Hebrew and Semitic Languages at Biola University’s Talbot School of Theology. He and his wife, Donna, have been married more than forty five years. Their sons, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren are their joy and delight each day.

Pastor Núñez

Pastor Emilio A. Núñez, h.
Emilio A. Núñez, Jr. has been the Pastor at Iglesia Bautista de Bell Gardens since 1984. The website features audio recordings of Emilio’s preaching and teaching. In addition to his pastoral commitment, Emilio teaches at Biola University. Currently he is working on a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology at Fuller Seminary. He and his wife Dunia have been married over thirty years and have two adult sons.

Pastor Lopez

Pastor Ezer Lopez
Ezer Lopez is a gifted preaching evangelist and has special skills for organizing various evangelistic and outreach events. Before coming to Iglesia Bautista de Bell Gardens, Ezer served with other nationally known organizations, including Luis Palau and Franklin Graham. Ezer recently married his beautiful bride, Elubia.

Jim Covington

Jim Covington
Jim Covington began attending Bell Gardens Baptist before he was aware of what he was doing. While attending college and after seminary, Jim has served the church in a variety of roles and responsibilities.