Rev. Larry J. Arce has lived all his life in Fresno County. He attended Humphrey’s College of Law. He trained at the U.S. Army War College and is a graduate of Special Forces (Green Beret) School.
In 1979 he was ordained and served for twenty years as the associate pastor for Cornerstone Assembly of God Church. He also served as a volunteer chaplain performing ministry services on a monthly basis for the California Department of Corrections.
In January of 1998 Rev. Arce became the CEO of the Fresno Rescue Mission after having retired from the Fresno County Probation Department where he served for 18 years.
Rev. Arce has served on the California Senate Bipartisan Task Force on Homelessness and Poverty. Also on the Board of Directors of the (AGRM) Association of Gospel Rescue Mission. He also served as the Chaplain for the AGRM Board of Directors and has been the past president of the Pacific District of the AGRM. He was the first chairman of the Fresno Continuum of Care. He continues to serve as a consultant and adviser to Rescue Missions in California.
He has been married to wife Shirley for 41 years and has three grown children. The joy of his life is his grandson Cameron Arce Patterson.