Elders

Elders

Jean-Paul (JP) Balmet

Pastor/Elder
Awana Varsity (9-12th Grade) Director

J-P Balmet is an Elder and part time staff member at Gold Country Baptist Church serving in the High School Youth Ministry and our AWANA program. He married his high school sweetheart, Suzanne, in 1985 and they are blessed with 7 children and a growing number of grandchildren. J-P has a passion to see young people grow in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ and aligning their lives to His will so they are living with an intention of glorifying our great God and Savior in all areas of their lives.

 

Glen Cain

Pastor/Elder
Awana JV (6-8th Grade) Director
Vacation Bible School Director

Glen has a Bachelors in Music Education from Biola University and a Masters of Education in, Curriculum and Instruction from Sacramento State University. Glen has been a middle school teacher for over 40 years and involved in church ministry with children and youth since 1975. He is currently the Performing Arts Teacher at Gold Trail School in Placerville CA and on staff part-time at Gold Country Baptist Church, serving in Jr. High Ministries. Glen and Linda were married June 23, 1979 after their graduation from Biola University. Glen and Linda have been attending since 1983. God has blessed them with six adult children, (three biologically & three through marriage) and many precious grandchildren.

Phil Layton

Pastor/Elder
Pastor/Teacher

The Elders have asked Phil to serve as the primary teaching pastor among his fellow pastor/elders who shepherd the flock with him. Phil is a graduate of The Master's College in 1997 and The Master's Seminary in 2006. Before accepting the call to be Pastor-Teacher at Gold Country Baptist Church in the fall of 2006, Phil served for 10 years as a lay-leader and shepherd at Grace Community Church under the preaching ministry of John MacArthur and elder oversight of Phil Johnson. Pastor Phil Layton is committed to expository preaching, the sufficiency of Scripture for ministry and all of life, the doctrines of grace, spreading a passion for a high view of God and His Word, and pursuing a ministry that is Scripture-saturated, Christ-centered, God-glorifying, and Spirit-sensitive. The Lord has blessed Phil and his wife Jaime with three daughters and two sons.

Phil's blog, Life at the Layton's, includes family life and his mission trip to Congo.

Steve Gish

Pastor/Elder

Cliff Peppers

Pastor/Elder
Pastoral Administration

Cliff has attended GCBC since the early 1993, serving as an Elder since 2008. He is a 2010 graduate of Western Seminary. In 2012, Cliff retired from a long career in law enforcement, in order to join the pastoral staff. His responsibilities include shepherding, administration, preaching and teaching, and serving the body. Cliff is married to his lovely wife Sue, has two grown sons, two beautiful daughters-in-law and three wonderful grandchildren.

John Rucker

Pastor/Elder

John has been on the leadership team of this church since the 1980's, where he has served in many areas, including conferences, counseling, discipleship, building, and loves to see believers built up in the gospel and sound doctrine applied to their life. He is also a small business owner of a mill and cabinetry shop in town. God has blessed John and his wife Janice with two married daughters, and a growing number of grandchildren in their families which are a part of our church.