Our Leaders

Senior Pastor at LifePointe Church Fallbrook

Dr. Richard Koole

Dr. Richard (Rick) Koole became Senior Pastor at LifePointe Church on September 8, 2013. Rick and his wife Carolyn have been blessed with five children. He is a graduate of Cornerstone University and, after attending the Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary, went on to receive a masters and then a doctorate in education from Western Michigan University. He finds no greater joy than taking the timeless truths of the Bible and applying them in an easy-to-understand manner to the challenges faced by students and adults on a daily basis.


Rick had been the Senior Pastor of the dynamic and growing congregation of Chapel Pointe of Hudsonville, Michigan since January of 1997. Rick also served effectively in the Southern California culture as the senior pastor of Tri-City Church in Vista, California where they saw growth in many ways, spiritually and numerically.  He has a personal understanding of the challenges faced by the men and women involved in Christian education, having served as Vice President of The Master’s College as well as Superintendent of Tri-City Christian Schools of Vista, California and NorthPointe Christian Schools of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Pastor of Congregational Care/ Elder

Dennis was licensed by LifePointe Church as Pastor of Congregational Care in March 2014. His gifts of mercy, encouragement, counseling and love of God's people make him a natural in this capacity.  He has also served LifePointe Church and Fallbrook First Baptist Church for many years.  Serving as Elder, Trustee, teacher, Men's Coordinator and LifeGroup leader. He works professionally as a Landscape Designer, but his passion is ministry.  Dennis and his wife Cheryl are long time residents of Fallbrook and have raised their family here and in our church. If you'd like to make an appointment to speak with him, please call the church office and we will connect you.

Dennis Drummond

Elder and Director of Discipleship

Brian was designated as LifePointe Church Discipleship Coordinator by the Elders in June 2017. Brian's gifts are teaching the Bible and leadership. His love for disciples of Jesus Christ has driven Brian to develop Discipleship and Bible Study materials - The Carpenters Course    - to be used in growing believers in Christ and training believers to disciple others.  Brian is a retired Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel, works as a Systems Engineer for Command Control Systems aboard Naval Surface Ships and currently serves as Elder, small Life Group leader and discipleship teacher at LifePointe. If you would like to make an appointment to speak with Brian about discipleship opportunities at LifePointe, please call the church office and we will connect you.

Brian Dingess

Elder Chairman/ Christian Education Chairman

Tim Howell


Brad Nichols

Elder / AWANA Commander

Leonard Cosby

Youth Pastor

Eddie Walker came to know the Lord at age 12 in a small Baptist church in Bay Shore, NY. After high school, his family moved to CA where he graduated from San Diego Christian College, and met his future wife, Stacey.  He received a BS in Business Administration, then an MBA in Marketing and worked in retail management for 8 years before becoming the Youth Pastor of Cornerstone Community Church in Oceanside.  On March 1, 2014 , Eddie Walker became our Youth Pastor.  He is married to Stacey, and has 8 children.

Eddie Walker

Worship Leader

“ You don’t choose music, music chooses you", was a quote from a college professor of Chandria’s. She came to know Christ at an early age and baptized later in San Antonio, TX. A graduate of Rutgers University, her love for music is evident as she leads the worship team in praise and worship with both classic hymns and modern Christian selections. 

Chandria Witwer

Office Administrator

Cheryl has been our Office Administrator here at LifePointe Church Fallbrook since 2003.  Prior to that, she was the Youth Secretary for 10 years.  Cheryl has attended the church since 1988 and raised her 3 kids here.  She is also the church pianist and plays with the Praise Team.  She and her husband, Dennis, host a Life Group in their home and have been involved in just about every ministry the church has offered.  If you need help, or have any questions, just call Cheryl!

Cheryl Drummond