Ted Leavenworth is the founding pastor of Reliance Church. He planted Reliance in 2007 and serves as the main teaching Pastor and President of the Board of Directors.
Prior to starting Reliance Church, Pastor Ted was the founder & Executive Pastor of Calvary Chapel Menifee, where he served for 15 years. Before that, Ted served as a Paramedic / Firefighter for 10 years, graduating from Daniel Freeman Paramedic School in Inglewood, California.
Pastor Ted is a graduate of the Calvary Chapel School of Ministry and has a passion for church planting. Following the Lord’s leading, Pastor Ted has personally planted two churches and has helped to plant several others, serving on the Board of Directors of six Southern California churches. Pastor Ted has been married to his wife, Brenda since 1984. Together, they have three adult children and six grandchildren