Frank became a follower of Christ in 1978. In 1980, he married Teresa and in a few short years they had 3 children. He and Teresa currently have 6 grandchildren.
He sensed God leading him to preach in 1984 and began shortly after that doing pulpit supply work for various churches in Kings and Tulare Counties. He served as an interim pastor for 5 months at the First Southern Baptist Church in Farmersville in 1988.
Frank and Teresa were also involved in a prison ministry at the California Correctional Facility in Corcoran from 1987 through 1992.
In 1990, he became a bi-vocational pastor at Lemoore First Southern Baptist Church, where he served until January of 2001. During that decade he worked as a Caterpillar mechanic at Quinn Caterpillar in Corcoran.
He came on staff as a bi-vocational worship pastor at Lemoore First Baptist Church in 2002, and then was brought on full time in that capacity in February of 2003. He served in that capacity for 5 years, after which he moved into the role as Associate/Campus Pastor. Frank served at Lemoore First Baptist (aka South Valley Community Church) for almost 20 years.
Frank and Teresa joined Grace Baptist in 2022, as Frank followed God’s leading to become pastor.
You can contact Frank at firstname.lastname@example.org
Elder – Chairman
Bill was raised in the foothills north of Lincoln, CA. He attended a little country elementary school, Lincoln High School, Sierra College and Chico State. He and his wife, Sue, married while students at Chico in 1973. They became Christians while living near Redding, California. Bill served as a deacon in their church. They moved to Loyalton, CA where Bill continued his high school teaching career, teaching primarily agriculture. He had a 33-year teaching career. They are blessed to have three grown children and two grandchildren. They were very active in the church in Loyalton where Bill served in the leadership for over 30 years, the last 8+ as the lead elder. While in Loyalton they made 14 mission trips to the Philippines.
Bill and Sue moved to Lemoore in the early fall of 2021 and have attended Grace Baptist since January 2022.
Elder – Secretary/Treasurer
John was born and raised in California, arriving in Lemoore in 1965 after a two-year stay with his family on Guam. It was on Guam that John accepted the Lord.
After attending local schools, he left CA to serve in the United States Air Force for 27 years, working primarily in the field of Information Technology. He and his wife Janet married early on during his Air Force tenure (in 1984), so she shared a very mobile life with John as they moved around the country raising the three sons God blessed them with.
John and Janet have attended Grace Baptist Church since 2021.
You can contact John at email@example.com.