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Ministry Staff


Bill Pinalto Bill

Senior Pastor

Bill was called to FBC in 2022. As our Senior Pastor, he's primarily responsible for preaching God's Word, shepherding the congregation, and providing spiritual leadership to the church.

Bill holds a B.A. in Communication from Arizona State University and a M.A. in Systematic Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois. Prior to coming to FBC, Bill served as the Senior Pastor of Edgewater Baptist Church in Chicago, IL (2010-22) and as Youth and College Pastor at Camelback Bible Church in Phoenix, AZ (2003-10). Bill and wife, Christine, have three grown children.



Frank Wallace Frank

Senior Associate Pastor

Frank was called back to FBC in 2017. Frank oversees the adult ministry, small group Bible studies, guest & new member assimilation, ministry teams, and facilities management.

Frank holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Houston, and a Masters in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He enjoys watching high school & college athletics, attending professional baseball games (having traveled to most of the major league parks around the country), and doing some traveling, reading, and playing golf. Frank and wife, Beverly have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.



Robert Pendergraft, Ph.D. Robert

Associate Pastor of Music Ministries

Robert joined the staff of FBC in February 2017. He provides direction to the music and worship area. In addition to his work at FBC, serves on the faculty of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor as Associate Professor and James and Lena Hagan Chair of Church Music as well as Area Coordinator for Academic Studies in Music.

Robert previously served as the President of the Southern Baptist Church Music Conference, the national organization of denominational leaders, educators, and ministers of music serving Southern Baptist congregations. Robert holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Music Education from Samford University in Birmingham, AL, and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Church Music from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. Robert is married to Rachel and they have five children.



Lucas Murray Lucas

Associate Pastor of Student Ministry

Lucas holds a B.A. in Christian Studies from California Baptist University and a M.Div. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to joining FBC, Lucas did a two-year residency program at Redeemer Baptist Church in Riverside, CA. At RBC, Lucas also served in various ministry capacities including teaching in the children’s ministry, leading discipleship groups, and helping those who are new to the church connect with church members and the life of the church.

Lucas has also worked with youth as a middle school and high school teacher at a private Christian school (Carnegie Schools-Riverside) and as a substitute teacher in the public school system (Riverside Unified School District).

Lucas and his wife, Stephanie, have been married since 2018 and currently have three children (Adalynn, Hayden, Palmer). They are expecting their fourth child in late 2024.



Jayelyn Boynton Jayelyn

Children's Minister

Jayelyn was called to FBC in 2018. Jayelyn oversees all preschool & children’s ministries, coordinates an array of children’s activities & events, develops curriculum & Bible studies, and works closely with parents & adult volunteers.

Jayelyn earned a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, having served as a Lead Teacher & Instructional-Mentor in public schools, led professional development school seminars, and created preschool interaction programs.

Jayelyn says her hobbies include: “Shopping, Football, Baseball, Baking, Talking (I have many words.) Somebody said I have so many ideas I have to be slowed down. Whaa?” She and husband, Brett have two daughters.



Support Staff


Gaylia Reimer Gaylia2

Pastoral Assistant

Gaylia joined FBC in 2004. Her responsibilities include Senior Pastoral Assistant and office manager.





Ashley Unger Ashley

Staff Assistant

Ashley joined FBC in 2014 and provides valuable assistance to the Pastoral Staff in the areas of Administration and Communication.




Cherrie Deen Cherrie

Financial Assistant

Cherrie joined FBC in 2015 and oversees financial, budget, and administrative needs.





Christian MassonChristian

Facilities Supervisor

Christian joined FBC in 2023 and oversees the maintenace of our property and facilities.