Sierra Baptist Church Leadership
Sierra Baptist Church is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.
Pastor Randy was appointed to serve as Sierra Baptist Church's Senior Pastor in July of 2009. He and his wife, Joan, served for 20 years as missionaries with Baptist Mid-Missions in Brazil—planting churches, starting and leading a seminary, and changing the lives of countless Brazilians.
As a pastor, Randy excels at strong expository preaching, leadership development, and in-depth Bible teaching. He feels privileged to shepherd Sierra Baptist Church, where biblical views are embraced and encouraged, with members who care about the needs of those around them and who want to connect others to the body of Christ. Randy takes worship and preaching very seriously, spending hours of each day focused on Bible study and prayer.
He graduated from Western Baptist Bible College in 1978, and from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary in 1984 with an M.Div.
Randy has been happily married to his wife, Joan (who is a Junior High teacher a private Christian school), since 1984. They have four grown children, and thirteen grandchildren.
Paul was appointed to serve as Sierra Baptist Church's Associate Pastor in November 2021. Prior to his appointment at Sierra Baptist, he served as a full-time Pastor/Elder and Ministry Leader at Grace Bible Chapel in San Jose, CA; Worship Pastor at Evergreen Valley Church in San Jose, CA before that; and Local Outreach Pastor, Worship Leader, and Music Dept. at Los Gatos Christian Church.
He graduated from San Jose Christian College (now William Jessup University) in 2000 with a BA in Bible and Theology, and a BA in Music.
Paul has been happily married to his wife, LeAnne, since 2000, and are partners in life and ministry. LeAnne also graduated from San Jose Christian College (BA, Bible and Theology) and has served alongside Paul in many roles, including Women's and Children's Ministry, and as a speaker and blogger. They are parents to 8 children: Jacob, Josiah, Evie, Katelyn, Laurelyn, Joshua, Jordan, and Millie.