Pastors & Staff

Jonathan Cook

Preaching Pastor

 Jon was raised in a Christian home and came to know Christ as his
Savior during family devotions at the age of seven. He attended and
graduated from Northland Baptist Bible College and upon
completion moved to San Jose CA where he met and married his
wife Patti. They were married in 2002 at the church where he was
serving as the part time assistant pastor. In 2005 Jon began to
attend The Cornerstone Seminary in Vallejo, CA. During his first
year at the seminary Gracie, their oldest daughter, was born! Pastor
Jon graduated from Cornerstone Seminary in 2008, the same year
he accepted the position of youth pastor in Los Gatos, CA. He
served as youth pastor from January of 2008 until August of 2015.
During this time his daughters Anna (2009) and Isabelle (2014) were
born. Jon began his ministry here at Grace Baptist Church in August
of 2015. Jon, enjoys woodworking, reading, fishing, and spending
time with his girls

Benjamin King

Pastor of Adult Ministries and Music

Benjamin was raised by Christian parents and found Christ as his savior at the age of four. He graduated from Shasta Bible College in Redding, CA and was married at Grace Baptist Church in 2010 to his wife Melissa. Together they moved to Tacoma, WA for Benjamin to attend Northwest Baptist Seminary (later merging with Corban in Salem, OR). In 2012 their son Micah was born. In 2013 Benjamin graduated from Seminary in WA and accepted a job at Shasta Bible College. Benjamin’s role there was predominately as Dean of Students. He also taught courses in Theology and Christian Ministry. In 2014 his daughter Evelyn was born, joined by his youngest son Isaiah in 2016. Benjamin and Melissa love the country, time with family, and coffee. Benjamin began his ministry at Grace Baptist Church in the Summer of 2018.

Andrew Hawley

Pastor of Youth & Outreach

Andrew grew up in the Redding area and has been involved in the ministry of Grace Baptist Church since 2005. He trusted Jesus Christ as Savior as a youth and enjoyed the blessing of a Christian home with 5 other siblings.  In 2012 Andrew married his wife Jamie, and has three children. Andrew has been serving Grace Baptist Church as Youth Pastor since 2013 and graduated from at Shasta Bible College. Andrew and his family live locally and love the Redding area. 

Dave Sprague

Pastor of Seniors

Dave was born in Washington State where he had the privilege of having faithful Christian parents and trusted Jesus Christ as his Savior at the age of 9. He graduated from Western Baptist Bible College (now Corban University) in Salem, Oregon in 1972. He married his wife Sandy in 1971 and moved to Anderson where they served part time as youth leaders at Anderson First Baptist Church until 1982. They then attended North Valley Baptist Church where both Sandy and Dave taught at North Valley Christian Schools. In 1989 he started a career working with a local environmental laboratory, while teaching Sunday School and supervising the audio and video ministry at their Church. God blessed Dave & Sandy with 3 sons, Paul, Ben and Jon who married fine Christian girls and blessed them with 7 grandchildren. They started attending Grace Baptist Church in 2007 and have been involved in teaching, music, preaching and producing radio broadcasts for KVIP.

Alyssa Pellascio

Office Manager

Alyssa has been a member of the Grace Baptist family since
2019. She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology
from Simpson University in 2019. She has been married to her
husband Andrew Pellascio since 2020. She loves
hiking, soccer, and most outdoor adventures. Her favorite verse
is Romans 8:37-39 because it reminds her of how perfect and
unfathomable the love of God is and how absolutely nothing can
ever threaten to separate us from such unconditional love.
Alyssa is overjoyed to begin working in and with the body of Christ to
continue expanding God’s kingdom on Earth.

Daren Milionis

Facility Manager