Leadership Team

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     Pat has been at SMBC since 2001 and loves being able to share God’s Word with people of all ages and stages in their relationship with the Lord.  He also has a passion for being involved in the community through a variety of activities such as youth sports and community development.  Pat and his wife, Lisa have two grown children.  In his off-time, Pat enjoys home and yard projects as well as hiking, backpacking, and skiing.


     Brent has been SMBC’s youth pastor since 2007.  This is his second stint at SMBC, as he has also served in this field from 1993-1997.  Having grown up in Shafter, Brent has found it unique and special to serve here at SMBC.  He loves impacting and sharing the love of Jesus with the youth of our community.  An example, is his involvement in coaching on the high school level and with the recreation teams throughout the years.  Brent and his wife Teresa have three grown children.  He also enjoys sports, music, and playing drums.


     Gail has been on staff as administrative secretary since 1999.  She and her husband Ron live in Bakersfield.  They have 3 grown children and enjoy time spent with family, playing with their 8 grandchildren and watching their school and sporting events.  Gail also enjoys getting together with friends, gardening, baking, and going on road trips to enjoy God’s beautiful creation, especially the mountains.  She feels blessed to have the opportunity to serve the Lord and grow in her Christian faith alongside the pastors and church family of SMBC.