Meet Our Leadership

Bob Bixby, Lead Pastor

Bob grew up in the Central African Republic and France and brings to us twenty-two years of pastoral experience in multi-cultural settings. After studying in France, Bob returned to his birth country to study for the ministry. It was there that he met his life-long companion and together they returned to Europe where Bob served as a pastor for ten years. In 2002, Bob became the founding pastor of a church plant that grew to become a thriving ministry. After twelve years of hard work and loving relationships, that church, Morning Star Church, sent Bob with their blessing to start a church in Fremont. Bob and his wife have two school-age children and a dog! Bob enjoys reading, hiking, sports, history, coffee, and family time. He is thrilled about the opportunity to live in California!

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Ashish Bezawada, Elder

Ashish grew up in a Lutheran family in India and came to the US in 1999 to pursue Graduate studies in Chemical Engineering. He works in the Biotech Industry as a development engineer and has been in the Bay Area since 2002. Christ pursued him and saved Him in 2001. Since then, Ashish has been growing in the Lord, serving King Jesus in various capacities and most recently as an elder at Mission Peak Baptist Church. He and his wife have two children and they love doing family activities together. Ashish likes to read on theology, science and finance. He also loves playing and watching Tennis and hopes to visit Wimbledon or Arhtur Ashe stadium sometime soon to watch Federer and Nadal.

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Ricky Blaha, Elder

Ricky was born a “cheesehead” in the state of Wisconsin. At the age of nine his family moved from the Midwest to the southeast where he lived in South Carolina for the next 20-plus years. As a teenager and into his early 20s he traveled around the United States performing music and drama in churches and schools. For the last three years Ricky has served as a Youth and Worship Pastor in Baltimore, MD; and now he is excited to be able to live in California and serve the people of the Bay Area. By God’s grace, Ricky was exposed to the Christian faith all his life, but in his early twenties while in college God opened his eyes to the glory of God through the mercy of the Gospel. For the last 12 years God has given him a strong desire to be a part of church planting. He is very excited to be able to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Bay Area through Redeemer Church. Ricky loves meeting and hanging with people. He loves football, volleyball, photography, music, and books. But more than that, he loves family-time with his amazing wife and delightful son.

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