Brent & Suzanne Lokker - Founding & Senior Pastors

 Brent & Suzanne Lokker(also overseer of administrating the vision of BFC) started Blazing Fire Church in 2001 with a singular focus on experiencing the Presence of the Living God.  That passion has never subsided!  

With God’s clear word that His Spirit will sweep through this region and impact the world, they continue to have a deep desire to be part of the growing revival in this region as heaven touches earth and God's Kingdom invades our world with love, freedom and healing! Brent & Suzanne were married in 1987 and have been pastoring in Pleasanton since 1990.  They have two amazing sons, Derek & Aaron.  They are truly blessed and highly favored!

Todd & Karena Lout


Todd and Karena value authenticity, creativity and family. They lead Refuge college group and are the youth pastors of Refuge youth group. 
 Todd oversees worship at Blazing Fire. He is very passionate about intimacy with God in our every day lives.  Todd loves landscaping, turning “trash to treasure” coffee and more coffee.  
Karena leads our ministry to Newcomers and also mentors our children’s leaders. She is passionate about seeing justice in the area of human trafficking and volunteers at a safe house in the SF Bay Area. She loves hiking, the SF Giants and finding new coffee shops. 

Todd and Karena have been married since 1992 and have two college-aged children, Josiah and Sierra. 


Susan & Russ Fochler


Russ and Susan Fochler share a passion to see the world transformed by God’s love.  They have pursued unusual and creative ways to help those outside the church encounter God’s presence, and seek to equip God’s people to do the same. 

Susan leads the Heart Trek inner healing ministry at Blazing Fire, and desires to help people live whole, fulfilled lives from the core of their being and to experience God’s presence in increasingly intimate ways.  Susan also oversees the Worship Intercession team.  She enjoys “quiet times”, arts and crafts, laughing, and gardening.

Russ is generally the one who answers or responds to calls to the church phone.   Russ also oversees and helps develop home groups for Blazing Fire.   He enjoys making puns, coffee, hiking at Lake Chabot, and good hugs.

Russ and Susan have been married since 1979, and have three adult children – and one grandchild.