About Our Pastor

"If we try to live the Christian life on a foundation other than that of Christ Jesus, we will not remain stefast and committed to true Christian living. We will fail to bring God the Glory..."—Nick Scarpa

The Rev. Antonio (Tony) Dupré Sr. is the Senior Pastor of Grace African Methodist Episcopal Church of Temecula Valley in Temecula, CA. Before assuming the pastorate at Grace, Rev. 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 the St. Paul clergy staff. In addition, he served as the Director of the Men's Ministry, a church Trustee and a faithful member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church.

Pastor Dupré enjoys a blessed marriage to his sweetheart Althea Daniel–Dupré MD. God blessed them to be proud parents of four adult children (Jennifer (Maurice), Tony Jr. (Charnesha), Christopher, and Tiffany) and three grandchildren (Donovan, Kartr, and Jaide). He is a native of Eunice, LA and spent his teenage years growing up in Edgewater Park, NJ.

Pastor retired from the U. S. Air Force as a Master Sergeant, a Senior Project Manager/Administrator from the county of San Bernardino, an elected Board Member for the San Bernardino City Unified School District, and the City of Riverside. Rev. Dupré is the Founder and CEO of Arroyo Valley Community Economic Development Corporation, a 501c3 non-profit development corporation, and the CEO of AFD Construction (general contractor), and a partner in a number of private joint venture investments. He has worked as a senior project manager (operations) with Padilla and Associates, Inc., where he served as a key member of the program management team managing high profile and major construction projects for various public agencies and joint venture partnerships throughout the State of California and nationally.

Pastor is an Itinerant Deacon in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and presently attending Fuller Theological Seminary pursuing a Master's of Divinity. He is a graduate of the University of Redlands, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Management. He is a certified project manager, construction manager, and contract administrator from the University of California Riverside and Berkeley. In addition, Rev. Dupré is certified by FEMA as an emergency manager and has earned numerous awards for his community and civic service throughout his career.

Pastor strongly advocates education and technical career pathways for children, teens and young adults. He has mentored and provided scholarships for many youth and young adults in pursuit of their educational and career choices. Moreover, he strongly believes that TEACHING plus PREACHING equals HEALING and DELIVERANCE. He is committed to saving souls, spreading the good news of the gospel through the preached word, administering to the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical, and environmental needs of God's people.

He loves, and believes in serving God's people. His heart's desire is to see men and women come to recognize the value of having God in their lives. He consistently seeks ways to help others find their full potential. He is a strong believer in tithing unto God and exercising your faith in God! He believes that All Blessings and increases come from God! Furthermore, that God is an Awesome God!