Mesa View’s first ministries were headed by the following individuals, Deacon Joe Davis (Trustee Chairman) Deacon Fred Ellis (Deacon Chairman), Sister Renee Flenoid (Minister of Music), Deacon Van Brown (Sunday School Chairman) Sister Betty Allen and Sister Dottie Taylor-Sauls, (Usher Ministry).
During the formative years, ministries established included Sunday school, Adult and Children’s Choir, Christian Enrichment, Discipleship Orientation, Women’s Mission, Brotherhood, Youth Ministry, Children’s Worship, Ushers, Deacons, Trustees, Scholarship, Benevolence, Audio, Home Bible Study, Mid-Week Prayer Meeting and Evangelism Ministry.
Through the years, Mesa View was blessed to have other Godly men to assist our founding pastor in the work that God had laid before him. Those men included Reverend Clifford Barnes, Reverend Willie Williams, Reverend Joseph Baker, Reverend Al Dillard, Reverend Oliver Garner, Reverend Chauvin Ferguson and Reverend Gary Phillips.
In Ecclesiastes 3 we read, “To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under the heaven.” Pastor Johnson began hearing from the Lord concerning his next area of work in the Lord’s vineyard. After a time of prayer, he obeyed the direction of God and moved on to his next assignment in God in August of 2001. Pastor Johnson resigned after serving as Pastor of Mesa View for almost 10 years.
The church prayed together, stayed together, and listened to God together in search of another pastor for this great church. In May of 2002, the Lord answered the prayers of His people and sent our current pastor, Dr. Darrow Perkins, Jr., who at the time was an Associate Minister, Pastor of Christian Education at the Linda Vista Second Baptist Church in San Diego and an officer serving on active duty in the U. S. Marine Corps. Although his military obligations were numerous, he did not let that stop him from doing the work that God had commissioned him to do. Pastor Perkins retired from the U. S. Marine Corps and became the full-time pastor in June 2003. His wife and helpmate is Sister Teresa, and they are proud parents of three children, Stephanie, Tara and Darrow III.
Under the pastorate of Dr. Perkins, Mesa View has continued to grow and prosper. Disciples have been added and converts have been baptized. His ministerial staff included associate ministers Reverend Joe Baker, Reverend Dewel Jamison, Reverend Damon Jefferson, Reverend Anthony Butler, and the first trial sermon under Dr. Perkins was Brother Robert Williams in April 2005 and Brother Andrew Griffin in February 2008.