MEET THE PROFESSORS
Pastor Ric Guerra
ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCES
ABOUT RIC GUERRA
Currently serves as Director of Finance Operations for The Foursquare Church, a Pentecostal Christian denomination of approximately 1,500 church nationwide with headquarters in Los Angeles, CA. In this capacity, Ric oversees several functional areas of the organization including Finance, IT, and five different conference and camp facilities nationwide. Ric is also responsible to lead business process improvement, internal communications and deployment of new technologies for the denomination.
Ric has been an ordained minister since 2004, and served as executive pastor, and treasurer at The Rock, a multisite Foursquare churched based in Anaheim CA, for over a decade. In 2013, he pioneered the 7th satellite campus of The Rock, in Santa Clarita, CA where he served as campus pastor until 2016.
From 2012 to 2016 Ric served an Adjunct Professor at Life Pacific College, where he developed and taught the inaugural courses in Financial Accounting and Managerial Finance for the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree program.
Ric holds a bachelor's degree in Global Studies from Azusa Pacific University and an MBA from the University of Southern California with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship. He is also in process of completing a Doctor of Business Administration degree with Liberty University.
Ric currently resides in Cornelius, North Carolina with his wife of 22 years Marissa, and his children RJ (21), Katerina (19) and Mason (17).
FALL 2020 COURSE OFFERINGS
THE BUSINESS OF MINISTRY
8-Week Course | Tuition Fee: $99
This course discusses both the spiritual and practical dynamics of managing the business affairs of church ministry in the 21st century context. Charitable giving rules, labor laws, anti-terrorism and banking regulations have changed the landscape of issues faced by the Christian church. This course will expose emerging ministry leaders to the most critical administrative issues that ministry organization face and provide tools to navigate them effectively.