Pastors & Staff

MIKE LEVITSKY

Senior Pastor

Mike  has been married to his wife Stacy for 15 years and they have two boys, Samuel (10) and Simeon (6).  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! 

BRIAN DRUMMOND

Associate Pastor of Youth and Administration

Brian has a strong passionate commitment toward teaching and pouring into the next generation of students and kingdom minded world changers. Biblical teaching and expository preaching is a part of what he does to bring a greater understanding of God’s Word to students so they can be transformed and apply His Word to their lives. He recently graduated California Baptist University majoring in Christian Studies “Pastoral Leadership” as well as Business Administration “Management”. He is newly married to his wife Francesca and is also pursuing a Masters of Divinity at Gateway Seminary located in Ontario, CA.  Brian loves to spend time with his family, disciple people, preach God’s Word, hike, play chess, spend time at the archery range, lift weights, play guitar, and practice martial arts. Serving God is his greatest passion!

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. 

JIM BRANDT

Elder

Bio Coming Soon.

Lad Allen

Elder

Lad Allen has been a member of Bryant Street Baptist Church since 2004.  He is married to the most wonderful woman on earth (Joni) and has been blessed with four sons and two grandkids.  Since 1975, Lad has produced films for Campus Crusade for Christ, Moody Institute of Science, and Illustra Media.  His work has focused on Biblical apologetics and the scientific case for intelligent design.  These programs have been translated into more than 20 languages for use throughout the world.  Lad is currently an elder and Sunday School teacher at Bryant St. He enjoys rooting for the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Clippers, and the Liverpool Football Club.

DEACONS

JACK KNIGHT

Deacon Body Chairman

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". 

TIM NEUBAUER

Deacon / Corporate Board Chairman

Bio Coming Soon.

DON LAMBERT

Deacon

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

Deacon

Bio Coming Soon.

CHAR LAMPE

Deacon / Corporate Secretary

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.


RAMERO VELASCO

Deacon

Bio Coming Soon.

STAFF

BOB GRIFFEN

Interim Music Minister

Bio Coming Soon.

CANDICE SINNER

Office Secretary

Candice is a wife to her wonderful husband, Dennis, and a mother to her two sons, Bradley and Gage. She has been blessed to work as the office secretary for Bryant Street Baptist Church since 2016. Candice loves children and has served in the children's ministry for many years at Bryant Street. In her spare time, Candice loves to spend time outdoors in God’s creation hiking and working in her garden.

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.

JERRY ELIZONDO

Custodian 

Bio Coming Soon.