Pastors and Staff

Apostle Dave and Pastor Vivian Cunningham

Founders of Desert Christian Center and
Rancho International Ministries

Apostle Dave and Pastor Vivian began Desert Christian Center in 1988 after many years of ministering in Ridgecrest and building relationships. They are also the founders of Rancho International Ministries (RIM) which developed as God was birthing more churches, opening doors, and connecting hearts even into other countries. The vision for RIM can be summed up in the words, "Relationship in Motion". 

Bob and Linda Raber

Senior Pastors

Bob and Linda heard the call of God and were sent out of Rancho Christian Center in 2021 to be the senior pastors at Desert Christian Center. They remember being a part of the celebration in 1988 when Desert Christian Center had their first service, and they traveled to Ridgecrest many times through the years, staying close to DCC. Bob and Linda are also a part of the RIM Apostolic Council and through the years, they have led many RIM missionary teams into other countries. They have been married since 1985 and have two children and five grandchildren. Their passion is for people to know Jesus and to equip them to walk in the fullness of His plan for their lives. 

Toni Buck


Toni has been actively involved at Desert Christian Center since 1990.  She has had a great impact in many ways at DCC and in the city of Ridgecrest, but particularly as she has ministered faithfully to the children, loving them, and depositing the heart of God into them. Many of these have grown up testifying of the difference she has made in their lives and are now leading others. She has been happily married to Joey Buck since 1981. They have two children and three grandchildren who they love spending time with.

Mary Jordan

Office Administrator

Mary truly has a great love for Jesus, for Desert Christian Center, and for keeping people connected.  She has been a blessing working in the office since 2001 utilizing all of the gifts and talents that God has given her. Along with her husband, Jason Jordan, they have worked in many capacities of the church helping to solidify and advance the vision that God has given DCC. Together they have four children. They love their dates together, watching the sunsets, and praying over DCC and the city of Ridgecrest.