Pastors & Staff

Ron Triggs

Lead Pastor

Ron has a deep love for the church and her calling to show Jesus to the world. His passion is to see people relate to Jesus at a very personal everyday level, and his teaching style reflects that. Ron and his wife Vicki have been serving Redemption and the Ojai Valley for 30 years, raising their 3 adult children here and now enjoying the joy of grandkids! Ron has led mission trips to multiple countries, expanding people’s vision for the kingdom of God. For fun, Ron enjoys hiking, dirtbiking, adventures with Vicki, and Mexican food.

Bud Robinson


Bud and Debra, his wife of 45 years, live in Ojai and have attended Church of the Living Christ since the mid nineties. He entered ministry in 2001 where he created the Fire Chaplaincy for Federal Fire Ventura County. He joined Ventura County Fire Chaplaincy in 2002 and is still a Chaplain with them for the Ojai area. When CLC became Redemption Ojai, he joined the staff as Care Pastor. Bud’s fire service career gave him a passion for the sick, the hurting and for those that are grieving. His hobbies include, wood working and fishing. (It is highly debatable if he is good in either one).

Joshua Smart

Worship and Discipleship

As a native Oregonian, Joshua and his wife Emily moved to Ojai in March of 2019 to join our team at Redemption. Joshua has been leading worship services and ministries in various churches across the Northwest for the last 8 years. In his spare time, Joshua loves to ride bikes, play video games, watch movies, and of course play music.

Joel Clark

Youth and Communication

Joel has been attending Redemption since he was about 5 years old but had a powerful encounter with God at 18 that inspired him to spend a year in Colombia serving at a children’s home. Since then, his passion has been leading and discipling youth. He has a strong spirit of adventure and in his spare time you can catch him reading, listening to music, going to the movies, or exploring nature.

Joshua Arredondo


Josh Arredondo is the newest member of our team at Redemption! He has a deep passion for kids and teaching them about the bible and what it means to follow Jesus. Josh is also heavily involved in our youth and young adults ministries. In his spare time you will find him hiking, studying the word, ham-mocking by the river, or playing spicy Uno.