Pastors & Staff

dr tyrone Partee

senior pastor 

Dr. Tyrone Partee, who stepped in as Senior Pastor on April 1, 2021, has served as a chaplain and spiritual leader in Norway. He returned stateside along with his wife, Pastor Alicia Partee, to take the reins of Maranatha Christian Center (MCC), located in central San Jose. Pastor Partee and his wife have been happily married for twelve years. Together, they are the proud parents of seven children and five grandchildren.

Native of Chicago, Pastor Partee received a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Augustana College. In 1986, he graduated with a Master of Divinity and, later, a Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Lutheran School of Theology.

After he was ordained in the ministry in 1987, he served as senior pastor at three inner-city congregations in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Los Angeles. He has also served as a prison chaplain in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Norway and as a police chaplain in New Orleans.

office staff

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Pastor Alicia Partee

Executive Pastor
Pastor Alicia came to Maranatha in 2000.  After serving on the board of trustees as treasure for 7 years and in several ministries, she became the Administrative Pastor.  In 2009 she married Dr. Tyrone Partee, moved to Los Angeles and then to Norway 2013. Alicia’s diverse experience prepared her for her role as Executive Pastor.

Natacha Dacine

Executive Administrator
Natacha Dacine is serving as Executive Administrator of Maranatha Christian Center (MCC) under the direct supervision of the Senior Pastor Tyrone Partee.

Michael Madison

Youth Leader
As Children, Youth and Young Adult Leader,  Michael Madison comes to Bay Area Maranatha Christian Center with over 10+ years serving children and youth between Southern California and the Bay Area. He advocates for youth who come from marginalized communities. As a dedicated father, husband, and child of God, Michael is excited to start his new journey here at Bay Area Maranatha Christian Center.

Charlene Reynolds

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Founding Pastor Emeritus

2 Corinthians 5:17 -  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here!

Rev. Steve pinkston  M.Ed., M.Th.


Rev. Steve Pinkston has been serving as an associate pastor at Maranatha Christian Center in San Jose for the past 32 years.  There, he is involved in the teaching ministry and coordinates the prison and jail outreach ministries.   He has been volunteering at Juvenile Hall, Elmwood Jail and San Quentin State Prison for 30 years.



Born and raised in upstate New York (Rochester/Henrietta), Donna’s ministry calling has spanned 36 years. She preached her first sermon on the campus of Atlanta University summer of 1986.

Donna is a graduate of Wilberforce University, Atlanta University, Spiritual Life Training Center, and she studied Global Missions at Oral Roberts University’s seminary. Donna was ordained a Minister December of 1993. She is a former missionary to Africa (Kakamega, Kenya and Kampala, Uganda).

Donna is a 2005 Amazon Best Selling Author of “Whatever Floats Your Boat” and a Recording Artist/Speaker of “Dramatized – Your Life A Song Only YOU Can Sing.” She has traveled the globe teaching, preaching, singing, admonishing, and coaching.

Besides serving as a missionary to Africa, one of her greatest accomplishments was coaching (5) Authors to Best-Seller status. Her heart’s desire is see others develop a strong, solid relationship with Christ as they grow in their Christian walk. She has been instrumental in discipling for 30 years via developing and implementing discipleship curricula.  Her favorite scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6.

To learn more about Donna visit: www.dramatizedthensing.com

Daric V. Jackson

Minister of music

Daric is a seasoned musician and conductor with over 35 years of experience performing, arranging, conducting, and directing bands, choirs and individuals in churches, public schools and in the military.

He believes music is his ministry and gift to the world, as such, he is always ready to share his gift with others serving as Music Director and Minister of Music for churches and has accompanied vocalists from around the world. He fuses all genres (gospel, jazz, classical, rock and funk) music together to create a smooth unique sound. His primary instrument are the Hammond organ and piano, even though he fluent on the trombone, bass guitar and drums. He initially learned to play music purely by ear. He grew up in his families’ apostolic church serving as the Minster of Music for his father, Bishop James C. Jackson after he was introduce to the piano by his mother, Mother Sophia Jackson.

He earned his B.S. degree in Public School Music from Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia.  He taught general music for many years in public schools’ system and earned the role as District Chorus Director for the Newport News, Public Schools’ Chorus for their annual city performance. He earned his M.A. in Education Administration from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California. He believes his educational experiences, collaborative approach, growth mindset, and belief that all can achieve, gives him the tools, and drive to provide high quality worship experiences that inspire all people from all around the world.  

He has served as an educator for the past 26 years. As a career educator as teacher, assistant principal, principal, district office administrator, and college adjunct professor, he strives to ensure that his schools have rich, rigorous, and authentic academic programs with a strong musical program incorporated in the school community.

His core values are to 1) serve the community, 2) empower others, and 3) maintain integrity of self. These three core values keep him laser-focused on the goal of making learning of music enjoyable for all.