Contact Us

  • Phone: 760.726.4856
  • Email:  
  • Address: 820 Williamston St, Vista, CA 92084

Service Times

  • Sunday: 10:30am
  • Wednesday: 6:30pm
  • Friday Prayer: 6:00pm

Our Staff


Dr. Roger and Janet Friend 

Our Pastors, Dr. Roger and Janet Friend are the loving parents of four children, two sons-in-law, a daughter-in-law and ten grandchildren. Dr. Friend has been in Christian leadership for over forty-five years and pastor of Vista Christian Fellowship for forty-five years.

He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Marketing from San Diego State University, his Master of Divinity from the American Baptist Seminary of the West and Doctorate from Kings University and Seminary. Roger's doctoral thesis, "How to Value People of Different Ethnicities," focuses on God's command to love all people and how this relates to the missional nature of God.


Vecchio Family

David and Jessie-Ann Vecchio 

David and Jessie serve as assisting ministers at VCF Church and are passionate about seeing the Lord move through both the prophetic word and through dynamic teachings on the word of God.

They are raising 5 loving daughters and one of their daily prayers is to be in the right place, at the right time, at the center of God’s will.


Brenda DeAngelis 

Brenda DeAngelis is a full-time homeschooling mother of 4, wife and Realtor. Along with being an active member of Vista Christian Fellowship as a worship leader, she is involved in social media for the church. Graduate of Cal State San Marcos in Communications, Brenda spent much of her youth studying opera and performing in musical theater. Some of Brenda’s favorite pastimes are spending time with her family, art, crocheting, or reading. Her favorite verse is Proverbs 3:5&6. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path.”


Karen Herman

Karen Herman has been involved in ministry at VCF Church since 1985. She served in the office as church secretary for over 20 years and as an assisting minister has been involved in a number of ministries, including worship, missions, discipleship, church events and children's ministries.  She currently serves as children's ministries administrator and assists with coordinating the Annual Vista Mayor's Prayer Breakfast. She raised her son, Sean in the church and they share responsibility for Huckleberry, a little Tijuana rescue dog whom she refers to as her "grand pup".


Steve Pratschner

Steve has been serving as worship leader at VCF Church for over 20 years. He has a diverse musical background and plays several instruments.
He aspires to help people enter into praise and worship. This is where we experience God's presence. freedom, healing and communion.