Meet our Staff
Teaching Pastor - Jonathan Cook
Pastor Jon was raised in a Christian home and came to know Christ as his Savior during family devotions at the age of seven. He attended and graduated from Northland Baptist Bible College and upon completion moved to San Jose CA where he met and married his wife Patti. They were married in 2002 at the church where he was serving as the part time assistant pastor. In 2005 Pastor Jon began to attend Cornerstone Seminary in Vallejo, CA. During his first year at the seminary Gracie, their oldest daughter, was born! Pastor Jon graduated from Cornerstone Seminary in 2008, the same year he accepted the position of youth pastor in Los Gatos, CA. He served as youth pastor from January of 2008 until August of 2015. During this time his daughters Anna and Isabelle were born. Pastor Jon began his ministry here at Grace Baptist Church in August of 2015.
Pastor of Youth and Outreach - Andrew Hawley
Andrew grew up in the Redding area and has been involved in the ministry of Grace Baptist Church since 2005. He trusted Jesus Christ as Savior as a youth and enjoyed the blessing of a Christian home with 5 other siblings. In 1992 His Father began Basic Laboratory which serves the Water and Soil testing needs of the Redding community. In 2012 Andrew married his wife Jamie, and now have a son William, and are expecting the arrival of a baby girl in May. Andrew has been serving Grace Baptist Church as Youth Pastor since 2013 while continuing his education locally at Shasta Bible College. Together, Andrew and his wife live in Millville California.
Pastor of Adult Ministries-- Benjamin King
Benjamin was raised by Christian parents and found Christ as his savior at the age of four. He graduated from Shasta Bible College in Redding, CA and was married at Grace Baptist Church in 2010 to his wife Melissa. Together they moved to Tacoma, WA for Benjamin to attend Northwest Baptist Seminary (later merging with Corban in Salem, OR). In 2012 their son Micah was born. In 2013 Benjamin graduated from Seminary in WA and accepted a job at Shasta Bible College. Benjamin’s role there was predominately as Dean of Students. He also taught courses in Theology and Christian Ministry. In 2014 his daughter Evelyn was born, joined by his youngest son Isaiah in 2016. Benjamin and Melissa love the country, time with family, and coffee. Benjamin began his ministry at Grace Baptist Church in the Summer of 2018.
Pastor of Visitation and Seniors - Dave Sprague
Pastor Dave was born in Washington State where he had the privilege of having faithful Christian parents and trusted Jesus Christ as his Savior at the age of 9. He graduated from Western Baptist Bible College (now Corban University) in Salem, Oregon in 1972. He married his wife Sandy in 1971 and moved to Anderson where they served part time as youth leaders at Anderson First Baptist Church until 1982. They then attended North Valley Baptist Church where both Sandy and Dave taught at North Valley Christian Schools. In 1989 he started a career working with a local environmental laboratory, while teaching Sunday School and supervising the audio and video ministry at their Church. God blessed Dave & Sandy with 3 sons, Paul, Ben and Jon who married fine Christian girls and blessed them with 7 grandchildren. They started attending Grace Baptist Church in 2007 and have been involved in teaching, music, preaching and producing radio broadcasts for KVIP.
Church Administrator- Albert (Ole) Olson
Ole grew up in the Modesto, California and trusted Christ as his Savior while in college. In 1977 Ole was married to his wife Doreen and that same year they moved to Eureka, California where he began his career a police officer. The family were members of Grace Baptist Church of Eureka under the leadership of Pastor Amos Clemmons.
In 1985 the family moved to Redding and became members of Grace Baptist Church of Redding. Ole has served on the Elder Board at Grace Baptist and was the Elder Board chairman from 2004 to 2014. He is now retired from the Redding Police Department where he served as a police officer, investigator, corporal and Administrative Sergeant. Ole and Doreen are living in Redding, California and have five children and seven grandchildren.
Office Manager - Valorie Page
Valorie greatly enjoys working and serving here at Grace Baptist Church, where she has attended since early childhood. She has been involved in various ministries at Grace over the years, and especially enjoys music – singing, playing the piano, and directing children’s and ladies’ ensembles. She and her husband, Rodger, live in Cottonwood with their two children, Laurie and Luke – both busy college students. Valorie loves spending time with her family, playing games, camping, being at the lake, or relaxing with a good book when time allows.
Church Secretary - Nancy Noller
Nancy was born and grew up in Redding, CA. She trusted Jesus Christ as her Savior while attending a Christian camp while in Jr. High. Nancy attended The Master's College and received her Elementary Teaching Credential. She went on to teach First through Third grades at Santa Clarita Christian School. She also taught Preschool at Liberty Christian School. Nancy and her husband, Kevin, live in Shasta Lake and are blessed with two daughters-- Katrina and Brianna. Katrina and her husband Christian live here in Redding, and Brianna is attending Cedarville University in Ohio. Nancy enjoys teaching Sunday School, singing in the choir, and working in the church office here at Grace Baptist Church.