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 Lucas

COC Assistant Pastor

Bill Lucas

COC Assistant Pastor

WHAT I DO: I function as a local outreach pastor to help people overcome obstacles in their lives and point them to God's purposes.
MY FAMILY: My amazing wife, Rhonda, our six children and our many foster children.
FUN FACT: We've adopted 3 and fostered over 10 children while also opening our home to many different people for the purpose of discipleship.

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

Maintenance & Custodial Supervisor

Dale Carver

Maintenance & Custodial Supervisor



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 ministry's and outside group, 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 out 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 Gods 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 Ladiende

Deacon

Rotimi Ladiende

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 with the database during annual updates.
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.