Church Leadership

Picture of Pastor GregGreg Stoever, Pastor-Elder (staff)

Greg has served as the primary preaching pastor at RCG since January 2000, overseeing the preaching, teaching, corporate worship gatherings, leadership training, and shepherding of the church. Originally from Oklahoma, he came to faith in Christ in 1977. Following undergraduate studies at the University of Oklahoma, he completed the Master of Divinity degree in 1989 and the Doctor of Ministry degree in 2023, both from The Master’s Seminary.

In addition to his ministry at RCG, Greg is involved with preaching, teaching and leadership training at pastoral training centers in Germany, Switzerland and Haiti. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member of The Cornerstone Bible College & Seminary in Vallejo, CA. Additionally, Greg shares in the leadership of the Sacramento Pastors Fellowship.

Greg and his wife Laurie have been married since 1989. They have four adult children: Lindsay (husband Dave), Zach, Jordan, and Tyler (wife Katy) – and two grandchildren. They enjoy spending time with their kids and grandkids, bike-riding, kayaking, reading, and following Oklahoma Sooner sports.

Greg’s prayer and pursuit is to walk worthy in the immeasurable love of God in Jesus Christ and help others do the same (Ephesians 3:14-21).

Tim Ingrum Deacon website photoTim Ingrum, Pastor-Elder (staff)

Tim was raised by Christian parents and came to believe the gospel at a young age. After growing up in Bakersfield, he came to northern California to study at UC Davis. He began attending RCG as a college student in 2006, became a pastor-elder in 2015, and joined pastoral staff in 2019. He is married to Willie, and together they have three children: sons Everett and Solomon, and daughter Toviah.

Tim counts it a great privilege to work among the flock at RCG as a servant of the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. His responsibilities include preaching, overseeing Equipping Hour, and training leaders. He holds a Master of Divinity from Cornerstone Seminary and a Master of Theology from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is working on a PhD in New Testament at the London School of Theology.

Gary Francisco Elder website photoGary Francisco, Pastor-Elder

Gary came to faith in Jesus Christ on a Tuesday in 1976 and began attending River City Grace on the following Sunday. His wife is Cindy and they have 3 married children, Margaret (husband John), Blair (wife Mandie), and Emily (husband Sam) and 13 grandchildren.

Gary has served in various roles over the years. He has served as a Pastor-Elder 1995 through 2009 and currently since 2014. Along with typical pastoral responsibilities Gary oversees Children’s Ministry, Finance and Administration, and coordinates a weekly church service at Aegis of Carmichael (an assisted living center).

Gary is committed to the vision statement of River City Grace Community Church, “to see God exalted as his grace and truth in Jesus Christ abound in and overflow to more and more people.”

Picture of Deacon SamSam Cook, Deacon

Sam Cook has been attending River City Grace since 1984 and has been active within the body as an usher, serving on the missions commission, teaching during the Equipping Hour and filling in at Aegis Assisted Living. He met his wife, Kathy, here at River City Grace, and they have been married since 2004. One of their joys is serving together as a team with his ushering and Kathy being in charge of hospitality for the after-service fellowship.

Picture of Deacon DavidDavid Duran, Deacon

David Duran has attended River City Grace since 2001 and became a member after he married Christina in 2002. They currently have twelve children. David serves as treasurer and on the Finance and Administration Committee. He enjoys helping in communications and serving in practical matters.

Picture of Deacon RodneyRodney Mitchell, Deacon

Rodney and his wife Stacy have been married since 2002 and have attended River City Grace since 2001. They have four children: Nathan, Eden, Thomas, and Lauren. Rodney oversees the church’s audio/visual needs and serves on the Finance and Administration Committee.

John Gedeon, Deacon

John Gedeon has been attending River City Grace since 2008. He and his wife Maggie have been married since 2002 and have five children. John serves in various areas primarily around technology needs of the church and was officially recognized as a deacon in early 2022.