Jean-Paul (JP) Balmet

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

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


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.

Corey Millican
After serving as the youth pastor at Faith Bible Church in Spokane, WA (2011-2014) Corey and his wife Laura moved from the Los Angeles to be a part of the pastoral staff at GCBC in August 2018.

He is passionate about the teaching the Word of God, discipling, equipping, and mobilizing God's people in ministry, as well as studying and teaching theology in the local church. He desires as the great aim and purpose of his existence to see every believer engaged in helping others follow Christ, and to be a part of investing in and training the next generation of saints, pastors, young people, and elders for a life time of ministry and Great Commission living.  

Corey and his wife Laura have been married fro 6 years, and have two girls, Adelaide, and Olivia. Corey enjoys time with his family; reading books on ecclesiology; exploring the depths of the sovereignty of God in the salvation of sinners; traveling; experiencing and drinking (and making) coffee from his favorite roasters; drinking coffee with Laura and friends; day dreaming about what life on the New Earth with Christ and all the redeemed will be like; listening to and playing music that magnifies Christ and helps the church sing loud.

He holds a Bachelors degree in Social Work from Eastern Washington University and a Master of Divinity degree from The Master's  Seminary in Sun Valley, California. 
Favorite book: "Finally Alive" by John Piper
Inspired by: the Apostle Paul, the Reformers, Adoniram Judson, my Father (Bob Millican) and Father-in-Law (Walt Takisaki). 
Favorite Quote: "Only one life 'twill soon be past. Only what's done for Christ will last." (C.T. Studd)


Cliff Peppers

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.

Steve Gish