Administration & Staff
Eli Lopez | President, Chief Executive Officer
Eli Lopez serves as the President and CEO of Christian Life College. He is also an instructor, teaching classes such as Hermeneutics, Romans and Galatians, Theology of Prayer, Homiletics 1, and Pentecostal Theology. Prior to becoming the President of the College, Eli served on the staff of Christian Life Center for over twenty years. Having held various leadership positions, he was promoted to the role of Director of Ministries and Senior Associate Pastor in 2008. In these roles, he oversaw the daily operations of all divisions and was responsible for pastoral care oversight. In addition, Eli regularly accepts speaking engagements for conferences, organizations, and churches to address matters of church growth and administration, dynamics of prayer, effective youth ministry, and spiritual formation. Eli holds a BA in Bible and Theology from Christian Life College (1997) and an MA in Theological Studies from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (Springfield, MO).
Richard Bishop | Dean of Students
Rev. Richard Bishop and his wife Jeanetta have been married for 29 years. They have two daughters, Shannon, who is married to Aaron Gomez and Michaela. Richard worked as an Associate Pastor at Christian Life Center from 1986-1998. In 1990 he received his license with the United Pentecostal Church International. In 1998 he and his family moved to the state of Wisconsin where he was the founding pastor of Christian Life Center of Germantown. In 2006 Richard was elected as Alumni Association President of Christian Life College. In 2008 the Bishops moved back to Stockton, California where he assumed the responsibilities of Director of Student Development and Recruiting. In 2009 after the untimely death of Bishop Kenneth Haney, Richard was elected President of KYCC radio station. Richard is Dean of Students at Christian Life College.
Dr. William Riddell | Chief Financial Officer, COO
William Riddell is the Chief Financial Officer. Before joining the staff at Christian Life College in 1987, William Riddell worked at Bank of America for fourteen years, with his last position being a Commercial Lending Officer. He has served as CFO at the College for over twenty years and as a church treasurer over sixteen years.
Laird Sillimon | Special Assistant to the CEO/COO
Micah Johnson | Academic Dean, Chief Academic Officer
Micah Johnson, originally from Madison, Wisconsin, graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible and Theology from Christian Life College, Stockton, CA. After graduation, Micah joined the staff of Christian Life Ministries and currently serves as Pastor of “Lifeline” the Young Adult Ministry of Christian Life Center. Micah became a licensed minister of the United Pentecostal Church International in 2009.
Joanne Gresham | Director of Student Development
Tamara Fitzpatrick | Title IX Coordinator | Accrediting Liaison Officer
Israel Rodriguez | Special Assistant to the Academic Dean
Joshua Abrego | Financial Services
Regina Lopez | Learning Resources
Jeanetta Bishop | Office Manager
Sandra Riddell | Financial Secretary