Leadership Steadfast

Brian Biedebach

Pastor, Elder

Since graduating from The Master’s Seminary in 1996, Brian has served in a number of ways at Grace Church, including in two missionary assignments in Africa. He pastored a church in Johannesburg, South Africa, for eight years and spent more than nine years in Malawi helping to plant a church and assist in the launch of the Central African Preaching Academy. In 2016, Brian and his wife, Anita, returned to Southern California with their four children (Ami, Bradley, Benjamin, and Allison) where he accepted a position at The Master’s Seminary as a full-time professor in the department of pastoral ministries. Brian also serves as the pastor of the Steadfast fellowship group.

John Bates

Elder

After graduating from college, God saved John, and Jesus Christ became the Lord of his life. John and his wife, Delphine, came with their children to Grace Church in 1969. John has been an elder since 1971, and he currently serves on the board as treasurer. John and his wife, Delphine, and their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren are involved with and enjoy various ministries in many areas of the church.