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Pastor Adam Riojas and his lovely wife Cleta

Pastor Adam Riojas and his lovely wife Cleta

Senior Pastor

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, For it is the power of God to salvation for all who believe." (Romans 1:16)

"A mans heart plans his ways, but the Lord directs his steps." (Proverbs 16:9)


Pastor Adam and his wife Cleta are passionate about ministry and serving God's people. Together they are dedicated to sharing God's love and the Gospel with every person they encounter. Pastor Adam teaches Sunday services while his wife leads the women's ministry on Wednesdays' 6:30 pm and Children's ministry Sunday mornings.

Pastor Adam Riojas is a Native from San Diego and grew up in Oceanside, California; and an Alumni of Oceanside High school. He has served a total of 26 years in pastoral ministry and has a passion for building the kingdom of God here on earth. Throughout his life journey, Adam has had the opportunity to work in Real Estate and later found joy in carpentry work. Today he has been able to use the skills acquired through carpentry work to own and operate his business, "The Way Handyman", while being obedient to God's call and the great commission in Matthew 28 to pastor and shepherd God's people.

His wife, Cleta is a Oceanside native and grew up in North County. She graduated from Rancho Buena Vista High school, soon after she studied Communications and received her Bachelor of Arts from California State University San Marcos and Masters in Arts in Strategic Communications from National University. She is now currently a Real Estate Broker and Founder/Owner of "Bistro at The Pier" located in Oceanside CA. Prior to this, Cleta worked several years as a manager in both automotive and retail establishments as well as a fitness instructor for over 10 years for both 24 hour fitness and La Fitness. She is both dedicated and passionate about helping women become women of excellence and build a strong foundation in biblical truth. As a mom she is dedicated to leading the children's ministry Sunday mornings to guide and teach the children that life is all about Jesus! She is elated at the honor as serving  for “At The Cross Oceanside”.

Adam has endured an almost unimaginable journey of darkness and pain, which ended in the arms of a loving, forgiving Savior. You can view his story on the 700 club as well as numerous other videos and news clips on Adam's journey. We have provided links to videos and news clips on this website.

Adam met his wife Cleta while leading similar ministries from different churches. It was a divine appointment that God orchestrated. Soon after Adam and Cleta became friends. During their friendship God had confirmed through both prayer and fasting that The Lord had prepared them for courtship. During their courtship, Adam and Cleta prayed for God's perfect will. Shortly after The Lord led them to unite in Holy matrimony and have been blessed with two beautiful girls, Bella (7 years old) and Talia (5 year old).

Today, they are blessed to be apart of the amazing things God is doing for the church, "At The Cross Oceanside" and are honored and privileged to serve alongside some great pastors and leaders on this journey God has set before this church. Come and visit sometime and meet Pastor Adam, his wife Cleta and the amazing pastors, leaders and servants "At The Cross Oceanside"

Pastor Dave Barrett & his lovely wife Patty

Pastor Dave Barrett & his lovely wife Patty

Associate Pastor/Worship

Pastor Dave Barrett and his lovely wife Patty lead our worship team on Sunday mornings and hold a home fellowship on Sunday evenings from 4:00-6:30pm

Pastor Dave has been the head baseball coach at Oceanside High school coach since 1977. Currently he is the Athletic Director Of Oceanside High school Pirates.

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one’s youth.
Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them;
They shall not be ashamed,
But shall speak with their enemies in the gate. (Psalm 127:3-5)

Pastor Dave's son Steven Barrett is a Pastor and evangelists in Japan, who is being used powerfully by God!

Come Sunday's to meet Pastor Dave and his lovely wife,Patty


Pastor Paul Marin and his lovely wife Melissa

Pastor Paul Marin and his lovely wife Melissa

Associate Pastor Paul and his lovely wife Melissa

This amazing couple currently lead Celebrate Recovery. Their journey is an incredible testimony of what God does with broken people willing to be mended into the men and women God created us to be! Pastor Paul and Melissa are both graduates of the Teen Challenge program and Teen Challenge Ministry Institute.

Join us Sunday morning and meet and fellowship with this couple. Also Mondays at 6:30pm as they lead the Celebrate Recovery ministry!

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