About Our Pastor

"There is no growth without challenge, and there is no challenge without change."—Warren Wiersbe

The Reverend Antonio (Tony) Dupré Sr. is the Senior Pastor of Grace African Methodist Episcopal Church of Temecula Valley in Temecula, CA. Before assuming the pastorate of Grace of Temecula Valley African Methodist Episcopal Church, Temecula, CA, Reverend Dupré served for over seventeen years at St. Paul A.M.E. Church in San Bernardino, CA, in various capacities, including five years as a member of St. Paul's Clergy Staff. Reverend Dupré has served as pastor of Grace A.M.E. Church in Temecula, CA since October 2013. Since then, Grace continues to grow spiritually and in its membership. Reverend Dupré along with a phenomenal team of ministers and leaders has developed and oversees several active ministries, including, Compassion and Care; Mighty Men of Grace; Young Adult and Youth; Food; Focused Women of Grace, the LAY Organization, WMS, and YPD to name a few. Reverend Dupré and the Grace Leadership has developed and is implementing Grace Strategic Plan for ministry growth and development, and a Community Economic Development Corporation a 501c3 Public Benefit Corporation, so that the membership can better minister to and serve the community at large. Reverend Dupré is also assisting many churches with corporate filings and business development. Reverend Dupré has served various community and faith-based organizations, including the Pentecostal Assembly of the World, where he assisted in planting new churches.

Reverend Dupré is married to Dr. Aida Tesfaye-Kedjela Dupré MD, and is blessed to be the proud father of four adult children (Jennifer (Maurice), Tony Jr. (Charnesha), Christopher & Tiffany) and six grandchildren (Donovan, Karter, Jaiden, Joshua, Kalyn, and Steven). He is a native of Eunice, Louisiana, and spent his teenage years growing up in Edgewater Park, New Jersey. Reverend Dupré is the Founder and CEO of Arroyo Valley Community Economic Development Corporation, a 501c3 Non-Profit Development Corporation. Reverend Dupré also works as the Principal/Owner of AFD Construction, a Private Project/Construction Management & Consulting Firm, and as a member of the statewide Program Management Teams, which are responsible for managing high-profile and major construction projects for various Public Agencies and Joint Venture Partnerships throughout the State of California and Nationally. Reverend Dupré retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserves, the County of San Bernardino, the City of Riverside, and as an elected Board Member for the San Bernardino City Unified School District.

Reverend Dupré holds a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Azusa Pacific University and a Bachelor of Science in Business and Management from the University of Redlands. He has also completed and is certified in Project Management, Construction Management, Resident Engineer, and Contract Administration from the University of California, Riverside, and Berkeley. He is also certified as an Emergency Manager under FEMA. Reverend Dupré has earned numerous awards for his community and civic services throughout his career.

Reverend Dupré is a strong advocate for education and technical career pathways. He has mentored and provided scholarships for many youths and young adults pursuing their educational and career choices. Pastor Dupré strongly believes that TEACHING plus PREACHING equals HEALING and DELIVERANCE. He knows that miracles still happen, and lives can be changed through the saving power of God. He is committed to saving souls, spreading the gospel's good news through the preached word, and administering to God's people's spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical, and environmental needs.

Reverend Dupré loves God's people and believes in serving God's people. His heart desires to see men and women come to recognize the value of having God in their lives. He is constantly seeking ways to help others find their full potential. He is a firm believer in tithing unto God and exercising Your Faith in God! He believes that All Blessings and increases come from God! And that God is an Awesome God!

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