Pastors & Staff

MIKE LEVITSKY

Senior Pastor/Elder

Mike  has been married to his wife Stacy for 16 years and they have two boys, Samuel (11) and Simeon (7).  Mike grew up in a Christian family and came to know Jesus at a young age.  His ministry journey started early as he helped his parents serve families in need through their home based food ministry.   Mike took up the drums in middle school and quickly found himself being used by God in worship ministry.  After spending many years serving from behind an instrument, Mike felt called to lay down the sticks and pursue a teaching ministry.  He spent the next 10 years honing his teaching skills as a classroom teacher and campus pastor at Packinghouse Christian Academy where he taught music and Bible.  Mike then was called to be an associate pastor at Fellowship Church in Beaumont, CA where he served in the youth and music ministry for 6 years.  A little more than a year after the pandemic started, Mike felt a strong call to leave Fellowship and take on the role of Senior pastor at Bryant Street Baptist Church.  Mike has an MTS from Gateway Seminary and continues to pursue learning on a daily basis.  He has a passion for the Gospel and has a deep desire to help people of all ages understand the Bible, build Christ centered relationships, and become disciples who make disciples.  Mike serves as an adjunct professor at California Baptist University and continues to pour into the lives of young believers.  In his spare time Mike enjoys mountain biking, hiking, fitness, and about a million other things! 

Josh Warren

Associate Pastor of Youth and Music

Josh grew up in Houston, Texas and was saved at an early age when attending an Easter Service. He loved music and serving the Lord, which led him to CBU, to be apart of the Worship Arts and Ministry program. There, he fell in love with ministry and serving the people of the church. He served as a worship intern at Country Oaks Baptist Church in Tehachapi, Immanuel Baptist in Highland and also served as the Worship Leader at The Retreat Church. He continued to graduate from CBU with a bachelors and now serves as the Youth and Music Minister here at Bryant Street Baptist 

Pete Levitsky

Associate Pastor of Men and Facilities/Elder

Pete

ELDERS

KEVIN LACY

Elder

Kevin was raised in church and became a believer when he was 12 years old. He met his wife Lydia when they were teenagers in the same youth group (although it wasn't until much, much later that the Lord brought them together). They came to Bryant Street with their three children in 1995. Kevin, with Lydia's endless support, has served for many years as both a deacon and an elder. He also teaches Sunday School. They have three granddaughters: Sage, Mekenzi, and Adley. Kevin retired recently after 31 years in public service, and they now look forward to camping and fishing trips as the Lord allows. 

Marc Hargett

Elder

Marc was born and raised in San Bernardino. After graduating high school, he worked as a carpenter for several years and chose to live completely in the world. It was on a construction site in 1997 when Marc heard the gospel message of Jesus Christ and responded by repenting and believing. The Lord quickly turned his entire life around and called him into ministry. Since he became a believer, he has served as a youth leader, adult Bible study director, evangelism director, associate pastor, NAMB endorsed missionary and church planting pastor. He is passionate about Jesus, evangelism, rightly handling the scriptures and church planting. Marc has been married to the love of his life, Amber, for over 20 years. They have three daughters and one son. He and his family have been members at Bryant Street Baptist Church since 2022.

JACK KNIGHT

Elder

Jack came to Bryant Street Baptist Church in July 1984. He became a Deacon in 1985 and served as Church Treasurer for over 25 years.  He was chairman of the Trustees and President of our 501(c)3 corporation for numerous years.  Jack has been married to his wife, Terry, for 51 years.  They have two daughters and four grandsons.  He has been a financial advisor with New York Life Insurance Company for 34 years and refuses to retire.  Jack enjoys traveling, reading, working at church and playing "Words with Friends 2". 

Bob Griffin

Elder

Bio coming soon

DEACONS

DON LAMBERT

Deacon / Deacon Body Chairman

Don Lambert has been a member of Bryant Street Baptist since 1989, he is retired form the State of California Department of Transportation where he worked for over 37 years. Don has been married to his wife Karen for over 51 years and they have one Daughter, Tracy.  Don likes working around the Church and being involved with the Men's Ministry.  He enjoys fishing, golfing, and outdoor activities as his hobbies, and enjoys just getting out and visiting with people and friends

RON HAGER

Deacon 

Ron Hager has been a faithful member of Bryant Street Baptist Church since 1989. He and his wife, Terry, raised their three children here and have helped out in Sunday School, AWANA and VBS. He has a deep love for people and can be seen each Sunday warmly greeting those who attend worship service.  Ron likes to repair small engines.  He also enjoys hiking with family and friends on the various trails in this area.

LON GUEST

Deacon

Bio Coming Soon.

CARL CRILLY JR.

Deacon

Carl Crilly Jr. was born in Dodge City, Kansas and has lived in Yucaipa for 58 years. He has worked for Burrtec for 42 years. He married his wife Joyce 33 years ago. They were blessed with three daughters, Rosanna (Robert), Tina (Jason), and Megan and 6 grandkids, Joshua, Ethan, Hayley, Deacon, Andy, and Abigail. Carl and Joyce have been attending Bryant Street Baptist Church for 28 years. Carl enjoys working with the youth, AWANA, and VBS. He has enjoyed going on mission trips to Ghana and helping with Hope City in San Bernardino. He feels honored to serve as a Deacon and sing in the choir. Carl enjoys gardening, fishing, traveling, and visiting people.

CHAR LAMPE

Deacon

Char is a mother to 3 and a grandmother to 6.  She shares her life with her husband Rich and her mother Dorthea. Char has been a member of Bryant Street Baptist Church for 11 years and has been blessed to serve as Corporate Secretary, a GriefShare facilitator and coordinator,  a Sunday School teacher, and now as a Deacon. She enjoys being part of a congregation that serves God and proclaims the good news of Jesus Christ.


RAMIRO VELASCO

Deacon

Ramiro, a resident of Yucaipa, joined Bryant Street Baptist Church in 2014. He has been faithfully attending ever since. He recently obtained a certificate of ordination as a Deacon in the church. He uses his friendly attitude and energy to encourages others to praise the Lord together. Ramiro is also inspired daily by his fellow christians to serve God faithfully. His primary focus and goal in life is to share the gospel with unbelievers. In his spare time Ramiro enjoys motorcycling, road biking, hiking, and numerous other activities.

JOHN PEREZ

Deacon

John first started attending Bryan Street Baptist Church as an unbeliever in 1984.  He came to know the Lord through The strong biblical teachings found at BSBC and was baptized in 1985. He has been serving in one form or another ever since. John has had the privilege of serving as a Deacon since 1997 and continues to strive to serve this church family. He and his wife Kim enjoy traveling as time permits, also hiking; (fishing-him more than her) and off-roading.  Kim works as a special ed. teacher. John served in the United States Navy and afterwards worked at Lockheed. He is now retired.

Cory Grundmeier

Deacon

Bio Coming Soon

Judd Ayers

Deacon

Bio Coming Soon

Charles Warfield

Deacon

Bio Coming Soon

Alex Lewis

Deacon

Bio Coming Soon

STAFF AND MINISTRY LEADERS

STEPHANIE AYERS

Office Administrator / Bryant Street Kid's Director

Stephanie was born and raised in Southern California and currently resides in Moreno Valley. She has been married for 15 years. She homeschools her three children, ages eleven, eight, and five. Being able to help guide and lead her children in a safe and loving environment has been such a blessing for Stephanie. She enjoys organizing, planning, and prepping all things for school and work. Her desire is to provide the same safe and loving environment to all the children at Bryant Street Baptist Church. Being able to come alongside them and encourage them to learn and grow in their knowledge and love for Jesus brings her so much joy. In Stephanie's spare time she enjoys coaching sports, spending time with family, and getting out of her comfort zone and trying new things from time to time!

STACY LEVITSKY

Bryant Street Women Director

Stacy is wife (of 16 years) and enthusiastic ministry partner to Pastor Mike and mom to two active boys, Samuel, 11, and Simeon, 7.  She loves Jesus and people.  She has a deep desire for women to know Jesus, to love His Word, and each other well. You can usually find her, coffee in hand, smiling and chatting with people, or rushing around doing all the things. She serves as Women’s Ministry Director, sings on the music team, and helps in Kids’ Ministry. She has Androgenetic Alopecia - that’s why she’s bald! 

DEBI GABORKO

Office Secretary/Bookkeeper 

Debi is a wife, mother of 2 daughters and 2 sons, and grandmother of 2 girls and 2 boys. Family is important to Debi and hers brings much joy to her life. Debi first attended Bryant Street in 2005 and became a regular attender and then a member. Throughout the years she has been active in many area’s including Awana, VBS, and the Children’s Ministry. Debi began working in the office in May 2018 and she still enjoys and is blessed by her position here.