Leadership

Pastor

Tim Dinkins

Tim has been traveling the world for as long as he can remember. He grew up in a missionary family serving in South East Asia. By the grace of God he was born again when he was seven years old and his faith grew significantly in High School and College.

He graduated from seminary and then began working as a church planter in Albania and Macedonia for five years before becoming the pastor at Grace Baptist Church.

Tim received his Bachelor of Arts in Radio, Television, Film from Biola University in 2004. It was during his first year out of university that he felt called to full-time ministry. He graduated from The Master’s Seminary in 2009 and began serving cross-culturally in 2011.

Tim and his wife Lydia met in college, were married in 2007 and have four children.

You can contact Tim at tdinkins@gracebaptistlemoore.org

Elder – Chairman

David Gomes

David Gomes (Chairman) David is the fourth generation born (1948) and raised in Hanford. He married his Aussie-born wife, Naida, in 1976 and they now have 2 married daughters and 7 grandchildren. David spent his last 30 years working as a Property Casualty Insurance Agent and has been retired for 4 years.

He received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior when he was 30 years old and since then has been involved in various Christian ministries. David has been a member of Grace Baptist Church for over 12 years.

You can contact David at mrdavidgomes@gmail.com

Elder – Secretary

Ray Vigil

Ray has been a resident of Lemoore since 1967 and attended local schools in the area.

He served in the United States Navy for over 20 years with all tours of duty stationed here at the Naval Air Station Lemoore. Upon retirement from the Navy, he became a teacher at Lemoore High School.

He and his family have attended Grace Baptist Church since 1990 when they were re-baptized, became members of the church, and recommitted their lives to Christ. He and his wife, Pam, have been married for over 36 years.

You can contact Ray at rayvigil@sbcglobal.net

Elder – Treasurer

Dave Fraley

Dave was born and raised in rural Hanford. He attended Laton High School, College of the Sequoias, Biola College and then finished at Fresno State.

He is one of the founding members of GBC, having attended 36 of its 41 years! He has served as a deacon and elder for the majority of those years.

During his working career he taught and coached in the public school system for 38 years and continued coaching during his retirement from teaching.

He and his wife Laura served as youth leaders during their earlier years of marriage, which now extends to 55 years. They raised four sons who gave them 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

You can contact Dave at davidfraley38@gmail.com

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