Leadership

Al Tackett

COC Site Safety Supervisor

Al Tackett

COC Site Safety Supervisor

WHAT I DO: I work alongisde our team of volunteers to facilitate Site Safety at the COC, as an Ambassador for Christ.
MY FAMILY: My wife for almost 40 years, our 6 adult children and 19 grandchildren (and counting...)
FAVORITE QUOTE: "Speak Life, Not Death" - Toby Mac

Alexia Paredes

Upper Elementary Division Coordinator

Alexia Paredes

Upper Elementary Division Coordinator

WHAT I DO: I oversee our 4th/5th Grade Sunday School classes and help coordinate mid-week and special ministry events throughout the year.
MY FAMILY: My husband, Tony, our three adult children and one son-in-law. We are empty nesters!
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: I love family and food, put them together and you have a perfect day!

Anna B

Women's Ministries Director

Anna B

Women's Ministries Director

WHAT I DO: I gather women in various life stages so that together we'd grow our relationship with God and share the love of Jesus with others.
MY FAMILY: My husband, Mr. B, and our three grown children living on three different continents!
FUN FACT: I lived for 3 years in the rainforest of Congo with no stores or running water, yet God provided coffee!

Austin Sheffield

Global Outreach Ministry Coordinator

Austin Sheffield

Global Outreach Ministry Coordinator

WHAT I DO: I serve to further the Great Commission with GHCC by assisting the GO Pastor and facilitating/overseeing GO-related ministries.
MY FAMILY: My wife, Jessika, and I have been married since January 2017.
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: I enjoy studying theology, philosophy, and English literature for the glory of God and the benefit of others.

Bill Olson

Anioch Campus Worship Leader

Bill Olson

Anioch Campus Worship Leader

WHAT I DO: I get to facilitate, curate and lead the musical and artistic expressions of worship at the Antioch Campus
MY FAMILY: My brother, sister, sister in law, two nieces and nephew.
FAVORITE QUOTE: "Remember...wherever you go...there you are." - Buckaroo Banzai

Brian

Global Outreach Pastor

Brian

Global Outreach Pastor

WHAT I DO: I encourage our Great Commission initiatives at home & abroad with responsibilities for the COC & our strategic ministry partners.
MY FAMILY: My family! Curious to know more? Take a look at Anna B's response - she's my wife.
FAVORITE QUOTE: "Use your gumption boy!" - my dad

Cameron Campbell

Audio Visual Producer

Cameron Campbell

Audio Visual Producer

WHAT I DO: I oversee all of the audio and lighting for GHCC.
MY FAMILY: My wife, Kaitlyn, and I were married in 2012 and we have a little boy: Shepherd.
FAVORITE QUOTE: "Hell, go on and rage. You can't change a thing. My God. He speaks for me." - My Epic

Cathleen Ravelo

Preschool Division Coordinator

Cathleen Ravelo

Preschool Division Coordinator

WHAT I DO: I work with preschool aged children & volunteers to provide a safe environment to help raise up the next generation of disciples.
MY FAMILY: My husband, Wil, and our four sons.
FUN FACT: I never say "no" to dessert!

Cher Richardson

Childcare & Early Childhood Division Coordinator

Cher Richardson

Childcare & Early Childhood Division Coordinator

WHAT I DO: I prepare lesson plans, coordinate activities and supervise staff for 0-2 year old children in Sunday School, Caring Hands & VBS.
MY FAMILY: My two adult children; plus 4 dogs, 5 cats, 4 geckos, 2 turtles, and a bearded dragon.
FUN FACT: I love pink hair and glittery nails.

Christian Sendaydiego

Student Ministries Worship Coordinator

Christian Sendaydiego

Student Ministries Worship Coordinator

WHAT I DO: I lead the worship and tech teams for our Middle School, High School, and Young Adult ministries.
MY FAMILY: My wife and I are newlyweds!
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: I enjoy showing people that table tennis is a real sport.

Dale Carver

Facilities Assistant

Dale Carver

Facilities Assistant

WHAT I DO: I get to assist the Facilities Director in the care and maintenance of all the church buildings.
MY FAMILY: My wife, 4 daughters, 3 son-in-laws, 4 grandchildren.
FAVORITE HOBBY: I love to read and watch old movies.

Dave Parsons

Community Life Pastor

Dave Parsons

Community Life Pastor

WHAT I DO: I oversee the prayer ministry, visitations to the sick and homebound, and carry out various shepherding responsibilities.
MY FAMILY: My wife, Pam, and our two grown sons, Chris and Matt, who live in the Pacific Northwest.
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: I love to be outside in God's beautiful creation: walking, hiking and golfing.

David Morgan

Creative Arts Pastor

David Morgan

Creative Arts Pastor

WHAT I DO: I strive to glorify God and communicate His truth through a variety of creative platforms including music and the arts.
MY FAMILY: My wife, Stephanie, and our two kids: Mason and Eden.
FUN FACT: I’ve traveled to 49 of the 50 states.

Denise Olson

Clinical Counseling Director

Denise Olson

Clinical Counseling Director

WHAT I DO: I oversee the Counseling Center - a training facility developing therapists who are on track to become state-licensed therapists.
MY FAMILY: My husband, Russ, our sons RJ and Eddie, RJ's bride Whitney & their kids: Ember & Holden
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: I enjoy playing volleyball, hiking, kayaking and enjoying the outdoors.

Dennis Defrates

Antioch Campus Pastor

Dennis Defrates

Antioch Campus Pastor

WHAT I DO: I serve as the Campus Pastor to the community on 18th Street and Woodland Drive in Antioch.
MY FAMILY: My wife, Jade, and our kids: Blake, Jake, Zack and Mack
FAVORITE QUOTE: "The gospel is open to all; the most respectable sinner has no more claim on it than the worst." - Martyn Lloyd Jones

Diana Lozano

Membership Data Manager

Diana Lozano

Membership Data Manager

WHAT I DO: I keep our data clean by updating and maintaining our database and providing support to staff and volunteers.
MY FAMILY: My husband, Frank, our son Frankie & his wife Sarah, step-mom to 3 and Babushkah to 5.
FAVORITE QUOTE: "No" is a complete sentence.

Frank Vierra

Celebrate Recovery Program Coordinator

Frank Vierra

Celebrate Recovery Program Coordinator

WHAT I DO: I teach and facilitate GHCC's CR ministry on Monday evenings at the Antioch Campus and Friday evenings at the Brentwood campus.
MY FAMILY: My wife, Marilyn, and our son, daughter and 5 terrific grandaughters.
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: I love to go to the beach (rain or shine) to enjoy the magnificence of God's glory and power.

Frosty Andrews

Elder

Frosty Andrews

Elder

WHAT I DO: I am a member of the Board of Elders which focuses on the governing & oversight of the church
MY FAMILY: My wife, Sue, our 3 children and 3 grandchildren.
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: I love having time with my family!

Gary West

Community Outreach Center Pastor

Gary West

Community Outreach Center Pastor

WHAT I DO: I oversee the ministries of the Community Outreach Center along with a great team that God is using to impact our community.
MY FAMILY: My wife, our 2 children and 4 grandkids.
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: I enjoy writing and hiking.

Geoff Weakley

Middle School Pastor

Geoff Weakley

Middle School Pastor

WHAT I DO: I get to make disciples of middle school students and help them to do the same with the people that they know.
MY FAMILY: My wife, Sarah, and I got married in 2015 and we had our first son, Henry, in 2017!
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: I love mechanical things and I'm in the process of restoring my 1983 motorcycle.

Glen Evans

Administration Pastor

Glen Evans

Administration Pastor

WHAT I DO: I provide administrative oversight, prepare church & school budgets, and provide financial counseling to individuals & families.
MY FAMILY: My wife, 3 children and 10 grandchildren
FAVORITE QUOTE: "It's never too late to start doing what is right." - Charles Swindoll

Gloria Thompson

Adult Ministries Secretary

Gloria Thompson

Adult Ministries Secretary

WHAT I DO: I enjoy being the support person for Men's, Women's, Seniors, Marriage and Adult Ministries.
MY FAMILY: My 3 adult kidlets, plus 8 grandkidlets!
FUN FACT: I enjoy being in God's sonshine! The warmth it brings to my soul is beyond measure!

Heidi Carcot

Sunday Morning Children's Ministry Receptionist

Heidi Carcot

Sunday Morning Children's Ministry Receptionist

WHAT I DO: I support our CM volunteer’s & staff and love welcoming and helping our visiting families as well as our longtime attending families!
MY FAMILY: My husband, our 3 daughters and 1 son-in-love
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: I enjoy crafting with vinyl, shirts, wood and paper

Jessika Sheffield

Student Ministries Girls Coordinator

Jessika Sheffield

Student Ministries Girls Coordinator

WHAT I DO: I work alongside the Middle School and High School Pastors to minister to the girls in our Student Ministries.
MY FAMILY: My husband, Austin Sheffield, who also works on staff with Global Outreach!
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: I really like to bake and I'm always seeking healthier ways to create sweet treats without compromising deliciousness.

Jim Ayala

Elder

Jim Ayala

Elder

WHAT I DO: I am a member on the Board of Elders with the responsibility to teach church membership classes & a liaison to the Deacon Board.
MY FAMILY: My wife, Pamela.
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: I enjoy spending time delving into God's Word and being with my family, especially my grandchildren.

John Hill

Elder

John Hill

Elder

WHAT I DO: I serve as a Church Overseer as a member of the Board of Elders.
MY FAMILY: My wife, Mary, 3 sons Chris (Steph), Nick (Monica), Greg (Michelle) & Grandkids Nat, Cam, Mal
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: I love to golf (especially with my three sons), and spending time with family.

Johnie Moore

Adult & Shepherding Ministries Pastor

Johnie Moore

Adult & Shepherding Ministries Pastor

WHAT I DO: I oversee the Men's, Women's, Marriage and Shepherding Ministries while also directing our Community Initiative
MY FAMILY: My beautiful bride, Becky, and our 2 amazing grown daughters: Darbi and Madison.
FAVORITE QUOTE: "Finish Strong" - Steve Farrar

Josh Felise

Video Producer

Josh Felise

Video Producer

WHAT I DO: I create videos and take photos for ministries at our church.
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: I like playing basketball and eating food; plus I'm a big Laker and Dodger fan.

Josh McCullers

Young Adults Pastor

Josh McCullers

Young Adults Pastor

WHAT I DO: I oversee the College and Young Adult Ministry at Golden Hills.
MY FAMILY: My wife, Amanda McCullers, and our son: Theodore.
FAVORITE QUOTE: "You need to trust the Lord right now" - my wife

Julie Andereggen

Children's Ministry Secretary

Julie Andereggen

Children's Ministry Secretary

WHAT I DO: I serve the Children's Ministry Department by providing resourcing, administrative and clerical duties.
MY FAMILY: My husband, James, 3 sons, 2 step daughters, and 2 dogs
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: I love adventuring with my husband.

Julie Mello

Creative Arts Secretary

Julie Mello

Creative Arts Secretary

WHAT I DO: I provide administrative support for the A/V Ministry and Worship Ministry.
MY FAMILY: My awesome husband and 2 amazing girls!
FAVORITE QUOTE: "If you don't like something, change it... if you can't change it, change your attitude." - Maya Angelou

Justin O'Neill

Communications Coordinator

Justin O'Neill

Communications Coordinator

WHAT I DO: I coordinate our digital media, communication & marketing efforts at GHCC.
MY FAMILY: My wife, Alexia, and I have been married since 2013!
FAVORITE QUOTE: "It's kinda fun to do the impossible." - Walt Disney

Karla Adams

Choir Director & Church Receptionist

Karla Adams

Choir Director & Church Receptionist

WHAT I DO: I direct our Adult Choir, singing on Sundays and at Christmas each year while also serving as one of the church receptionists.
MY FAMILY: My husband, Larry, our 3 grown children, their spouses and a total of 5 grandkids!
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: I love going on road trip vacations with Larry and our family.

Kathy Smith

Church Receptionist

Kathy Smith

Church Receptionist

WHAT I DO: I serve the church by answering the church office phone and completing various other front office tasks.
MY FAMILY: My husband, Dave, our 2 children and 2 grandchildren
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: I treasure hiking and exploring the magnificent outdoors with my husband and family.

Ken Cross

Connecting Ministries Pastor

Ken Cross

Connecting Ministries Pastor

WHAT I DO: I serve as Counseling Pastor and oversee all of the “front door” ministries of the church.
MY FAMILY: My wife, Peggy, our four adult children, their spouses and a total of 12 grandkids!
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: I love exercising, cycling, running, exploring the outdoors, and eating amazing food!

Kristin Miller

Counseling Center Intake Coordinator

Kristin Miller

Counseling Center Intake Coordinator

WHAT I DO: I oversee the intake of clients within the Counseling Center
MY FAMILY: My husband, Tim, our 3 kids, 1daughter-in-love and 2 grandkids.
FAVORITE QUOTE: "Mountaintops are for views and inspiration, but fruit is grown in the valleys" - Rev. Billy Graham

Larry Adams

Senior Pastor

Larry Adams

Senior Pastor

WHAT I DO: I help provide pastoral leadership for the body of Christ at GHCC.
MY FAMILY: My wife, Karla, our 3 grown children, their spouses and a total of 5 grandkids!

Larry Watkins

Facilities Director

Larry Watkins

Facilities Director

WHAT I DO: I provide leadership for the oversight, use, care and renovation of church facilities including buildings, grounds and equipment.
MY FAMILY: My wife Michelle, our 3 children and 4 grandchildren
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: I enjoy hunting, fishing, camping and hiking.

Lily Hurtado

Early Elementary Division Coordinator

Lily Hurtado

Early Elementary Division Coordinator

WHAT I DO: I serve families by recruiting, staffing, and training volunteers in Sunday School, Awana, and VBS for younger elementary kids.
MY FAMILY: My husband, Ricardo, and our new little girl: Lia.
FUN FACT: I was born in Nicaragua and queso frito (fried cheese) is my favorite food.

Linda Olson

Facilities Secretary

Linda Olson

Facilities Secretary

WHAT I DO: I coordinate and detail the daily use of rooms and resources for our church ministries and outside groups, across all 3 campuses.
MY FAMILY: My husband, Cliff, our three wonderful adult “kids” and a son-in-law.
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: I love spending time with my family in anything we can do together - especially hiking, sightseeing, and traveling abroad.

Linda Suniga

COC Food Services Supervisor

Linda Suniga

COC Food Services Supervisor



Mark Wood

Children's Pastor

Mark Wood

Children's Pastor

WHAT I DO: I oversee the Children's Ministry and help administrate our school, Golden Hills Christian School.
MY FAMILY: My wife, Lisa, and our two adult children: Hannah and Sarah.
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: I love woodworking, making furniture.

Matt Pierce

Small Groups & Recovery Pastor

Matt Pierce

Small Groups & Recovery Pastor

WHAT I DO: I oversee all of our home bible studies as well as our Celebrate Recovery program.
MY FAMILY: My wife, Chris, our 4 children and 7 grandchildren.
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: I love to play tennis and hang out with the family.

Melanie Barnes

Church Accountant

Melanie Barnes

Church Accountant

WHAT I DO: I monitor the daily financial activity, provide monthly reporting and serve as the HR admin for the church.
MY FAMILY: My lovely adult daughter, Bree, and our 2 sweet chihuahuas and 2 mischievous cats.
FUN FACT: I enjoyed (in my teen years) mud-sliding on rainy days and dirt bike riding when the sun was out.

Melissa Wildman

Student Ministries Secretary

Melissa Wildman

Student Ministries Secretary

WHAT I DO: I serve as your contact for Middle School, High School and Kairos Ministries while assisting the Student Ministry Pastors.
MY FAMILY: My husband, Kevin, and our two fur babies.
FAVORITE QUOTE: "Whether you think you can or think you can’t - you’re right." - Henry Ford

Pam Parsons

Senior Pastors & Global Outreach Admin

Pam Parsons

Senior Pastors & Global Outreach Admin

WHAT I DO: I provide administrative assistance to our lead pastoral staff - Larry Adams, Phil Ward, Phil Hill, and Brian.
MY FAMILY: My husband of 35 years, Dave, and our two great sons, Chris & Matt.
FUN FACT: I was once a certified SCUBA diver.

Phil Andrews

Elder

Phil Andrews

Elder

WHAT I DO: I follow God's calling to serve on the Board of Elders, which has been an awesome privilege as we pray and oversee God's church.
MY FAMILY: My wife, Heather, and our 2 kids Kaylee and Carson.
FAVORITE QUOTE: “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him” - John Piper

Phil Hill

Executive Pastor

Phil Hill

Executive Pastor

WHAT I DO: I work with our staff to help reach the goals of our church through problem solving, troubleshooting, and coaching.
MY FAMILY: My wife, Wanda, and our three married grown children and four grandsons.
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: I am on a quest with my wife to see all of the 59 National Parks - to date we have made it to 45.

Phil Ward

Assistant Senior Pastor

Phil Ward

Assistant Senior Pastor

WHAT I DO: I assist with responsibilities of the Senior Pastor like preaching, leading staff, and fulfilling the church's vision and purpose.
MY FAMILY: My wife, Heather, and our two incredible kiddos: Elijah and Savannah.
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: I have a four-way tie between exploring National Parks, reading books, watching college football, and enjoying the game of baseball.

René Garner

Antioch Campus Secretary

René Garner

Antioch Campus Secretary

WHAT I DO: I help fulfill the Great Commission and purpose of GHCC by providing secretarial support for the Antioch Campus.
MY FAMILY: My husband, Mark, our 2 children, 3 grandchildren, 2 dogs, cockatiel and a rabbit.
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: I love cooking for family and friends, gardening and doing DIY projects around the house.

Rich Boyd

Deacon

Rich Boyd

Deacon

WHAT I DO: I do visitations with Pastor Dave Parsons, direct the ushers at the 10:55 service and lead the men at women's extravaganza
MY FAMILY: My wife, Kathy, and our two girls Becky and Kristen (both at Cal Baptist)
FUN FACT: I came from a Navy family and had the priviledge to go out to sea on some of my dad's ships he commanded.

Rick Moe

Adult Education & Senior Ministries Pastor

Rick Moe

Adult Education & Senior Ministries Pastor

WHAT I DO: I organize and coordinate all our Sunday Adult Education classes while also working with our Senior Adults Ministry (PrimeTimers).
MY FAMILY: My wife, Kathie, and our two adult children, Michelle and David.
FUN FACT: I was born and raised in Japan to missionary parents.

Ron Wall

Maintenance & Custodial Supervisor

Ron Wall

Maintenance & Custodial Supervisor

WHAT I DO: I perform daily upkeep and maintenance projects at our Brentwood Campus, while supervising the cleaning of both campuses.
MY FAMILY: My wife, Sandra, and our 4 children and 10 grandchildren!
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: I enjoy cooking and baking.

Rotimi Ladeinde

Deacon

Rotimi Ladeinde

Deacon

WHAT I DO: I work with the pastors to serve the congregation, assist with communion and visitation, etc.
MY FAMILY: My wife, our 4 adult children and a grandson.

Russ Russo

Facilities Custodial Assistant

Russ Russo

Facilities Custodial Assistant



Sally Jenkins

Counseling Center & Recovery Secretary

Sally Jenkins

Counseling Center & Recovery Secretary

WHAT I DO: I facilitate the operation, counselor payroll & financial records of Counseling Center and support Celebrate Recovery.
MY FAMILY: My main squeeze and I have been married for over 40 years and have 4 fabulous grandkids.
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: Chocolate doesn't ask questions; it understands." Dee Lishus

Sophia Gavino

COC Secretary

Sophia Gavino

COC Secretary

WHAT I DO: I help fulfill the Great Commission and purpose of GHCC by providing secretarial support at the COC
MY FAMILY: My son and daughter!
FAVORITE QUOTE: "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

Steven Mendez

High School Pastor

Steven Mendez

High School Pastor

WHAT I DO: I lead and develop a ministry that helps students glorify God as disciples who will impact every area of the world for Christ.
MY FAMILY: My wife/high school sweetheart, Brittney, and our two amazing kids: August and Parker.
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: I like to do CrossFit and I'm a Lakers/Dodger fan.

Sue Wooten

Print Production Specialist

Sue Wooten

Print Production Specialist

WHAT I DO: I produce the weekly bulletins and assist the GHCC departments with their printing needs.
MY FAMILY My husband, Ron, and our kids: Ruthanne, Andrew and Sarah
FAVORITE QUOTE: "Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven" - Matthew 5:16

Sunny Fenyes

Shepherding Ministries Secretary

Sunny Fenyes

Shepherding Ministries Secretary

WHAT I DO: I assist the Community Life pastors and the Small Group Ministry Pastor in the Shepherding Center.
MY FAMILY: My husband, Peter, our 3 children and 9 grandchildren ... and a very large dog.
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: I enjoy cooking, baking, sewing and crafts.

Tyler Adams

Graphic Designer

Tyler Adams

Graphic Designer

WHAT I DO: I try to make stuff look good.
MY FAMILY: My wife, Melissa and our 2 boys: Levi & Owen
FAVORITE QUOTE: "The problem with the internet is that one can never trust the authenticity of a source." - Abraham Lincoln

Venita Kelly

Church Admin & Receptionist

Venita Kelly

Church Admin & Receptionist

WHAT I DO: I fill in at the reception desk whenever the help is needed while also assisting the administrative staff as needed.
MY FAMILY: My 3 dogs and 2 cats, plus three amazing grandchildren & my mom
FUN FACT: I enjoy crocheting, gardening, camping, reading, crafting, and all the time I can spend with my grandchildren.

Vinnie Angelo

Small Groups Curriculum Coordinator

Vinnie Angelo

Small Groups Curriculum Coordinator

WHAT I DO: I have the pleasure of helping develop and edit the sermon Study Guide books, as well as the Campaign workbook.
MY FAMILY: My wife, Sheila, and our son Matteo (they are both super adorable).
FUN FACT: I'm a huge fan of Oakland's sports teams, even though they continually break my heart. Oakland fans are basically like Hosea.