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 at The Master’s Seminary. He is currently in process with the Doctor of Ministry degree, also at 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).

Greg’s prayer and ambition, through the power of the Holy Spirit, is to be growing and walking worthy in the immeasurable love of God in Jesus Christ and helping others to do the same (Ephesians 3:14-21).

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

God opened Tim’s eyes to believe in Jesus as a young child (c. 1990) under the faithful gospel teaching of his parents and his church in Bakersfield. He came to RCG as a UC Davis student in 2006, became a pastor-elder in 2015, and joined pastoral staff in 2019. He is married to Willie, and together they have a toddler named Everett and another little one on the way.

Tim holds a Master of Divinity from The Cornerstone Seminary (2015). He is currently working on a Master of Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His primary responsibilities at RCG are overseeing our Equipping Hour, co-leading Servant Leadership Training, and preaching now and then. His favorite thing about ministry is seeing people experience the joy of knowing and maturing in Christ.

Picture of Elder SmokeySmokey Nevins, Pastor-Elder 

Robert (Smokey) Nevins came to faith in Jesus Christ in 1973 and has attended River City Grace with his wife Patty since 1980. Smokey and Patty have nine children: Robbie, Lucy (husband Jeff), Andy, Daniel (wife Erin), Lila (husband Nate), Amy, Steven, Emma, and Timothy and six grandchildren.

Since June of 1999, Smokey has served as a pastor-elder. His primary ministry is to provide Biblical counseling and discipleship based on the conviction that God uses His word to strengthen, comfort, and equip His people for greater devotion to Christ (Romans 15:4; 1 Thessalonians 5:14; Psalm 19:7-11). Smokey is responsible for overseeing outreach to visitors to River City Grace. He also leads periodic Bible studies for men and preaches/teaches on occasion.

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 is the deacon of finance and administration. He has attended River City Grace since 2001 and became a member after he married Christina in 2002. They currently have eleven children. David serves on the Finance and Administration Committee and teaches Sunday School to the 4th through 6th graders. He enjoys helping in communications and serving in practical matters.

Picture of Deacon DavidRodney Mitchell, Deacon

Rodney Mitchell is the newest deacon. He 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.