About Us

Fortress Church Ventura started in May of 2019.  The name Fortress was inspired by  Psalm 46:11, "The Lord of Heaven's Armies is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress."  Fortress Church Ventura is a "shelter in the storm," a "safe haven in the chaos," and a "military stronghold in the battle."  

Fortress Church Ventura is a church for those who are lost and desire to be found, for those who are broken and are in need of healing, and for those who are looking for a church family to belong .  We exist to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ and give Him all the glory.  

We are excited to see where the Lord Jesus Christ takes His church in the future. We are an independent church led by the Holy Spirit and guided by the Word of God.  At Fortress Church Ventura, Jesus Christ is the "Chief Shepherd."  So, come join us and start to LIVE YOUR PURPOSE!

Meet the Team

Pastor Anthony & Family

Pastor Anthony & Nancy Salcido 

Worship Leader

Allen Herme

Women's Bible Study & Childcare Team Leads

Peggy Helmstedter, Susan Lopez, Nancy Salcido

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Advisory Council

Anthony Salcido (Lead Pastor), Hank Ortega (Pastor), Anthony Navarro (AV Team Lead), Wally Navarro (Head Usher), Sal Flores (Pastor), Ruben Jimenez 

Hospitality Team Lead

Robin Navarro