"What most people don’t know, at least not the background of the challenges that came from growing up with low vision, is that she’s found her own unique, creative solution looking for ways to fit in and understand the environment around her in all kinds of different perspectives.  She has a vision of the world whereby everyone can be helped, whereby everybody deserves and can get help, and she won’t stop fighting until she gets there, until she creates it.  She sees possibilities where others see obstacles, creates more than anybody ever expects."

Pastor Alicia Partee: Nourishing Souls and Inspiring Faith

Pastor Alicia Partee is a cherished member of our church family, known for her unwavering dedication to nourishing souls and inspiring a deep, abiding faith. With a diverse background and an unyielding passion for ministry, Pastor Alicia brings a wealth of experience and wisdom to our community.

With over 20 years of leadership experience, Pastor Alicia has held a variety of influential roles, including Executive Pastor, licensed marriage and family therapist, and successful entrepreneur. Her journey began with a strong foundation in Information Systems, followed by a bachelor's degree in Theology and Leadership from William Jessup University. Building upon her knowledge and expertise, she later completed her master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Western Seminary.

Pastor Alicia's faith journey has been marked by a profound encounter with Christ. In 1990, at Wings of Faith Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, she dedicated her life to Him and discovered an unquenchable thirst for the Word of God. Since then, she has faithfully served as a licensed minister of the gospel, shepherding congregations in Los Angeles, CA, and Oslo, Norway. Today, she serves as our esteemed Executive Pastor at Maranatha Christian Center, working alongside her husband, Dr. Tyrone Partee, who serves as our Senior Pastor.

Beyond her ministry roles, Pastor Alicia's leadership prowess has been honed through a diverse range of professional experiences. She has effectively led projects and teams in various industries, spanning from Fortune 500 companies to innovative start-ups and impactful nonprofits in Silicon Valley. Her exceptional skills as a director, project manager, corporate trainer, and nonprofit board member have made her a respected figure in the world of leadership.

With a heart full of love and compassion, Pastor Alicia is also deeply committed to her family. She and her husband share a beautiful blended family, blessed with seven children and five grandchildren. Their loving and nurturing environment serves as a testament to the values they hold dear.

As we welcome Pastor Alicia into our lives, we embrace her as a guiding light and a source of inspiration. Her steadfast commitment to nourishing souls, empowering lives, and helping individuals flourish in their faith is a true testament to her remarkable journey. We are honored to have Pastor Alicia Partee as a cherished member of our church family, and we eagerly anticipate the transformative impact she will have on our spiritual growth and development.

 Collectively, these experiences and Alicia’s commitment have resulted in her earning several awards, including the nomination for INSEAD Best CEO, the AT&T Golden Globe Award and the Innovation Business Award.