Berkeley Avenue Baptist Church Leadership
Berkeley Avenue Baptist Church is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.
Tim Olson was appointed to serve as Berkeley Avenue Baptist Church's Senior Pastor on August 25th, 2019. Prior to that, he served at Calvary Baptist Church in Merced, California.
The attributes that best describe Tim as a pastor are strong preaching with a practical application approach. He has expressed a burning desire to lead a church like Berkeley Avenue Baptist Church where biblical views are embraced and encouraged, with members who care about the needs of those around them and who want to connect others to the body of Christ. Tim takes worship and preaching very seriously, spending many weekdays in the office after coming home from his secular job.
Tim has been happily married for to his wife, Laurie. They have 5 children and 7 grandchildren.
Al Joachim and his wife Gwenda can often be found greeting everyone as they come to church or serving coffee in the fellowship hall. Al has been serving Berkeley Avenue Baptist faithfully for many years.
Aben has been serving Berkeley Avenue Baptist Church as Deacon since March 25th 2018. His beard is almost as awesome as his love for Jesus. Aben has served Berkeley Avenue Baptist church faithfully along side his wife Debbie. Aben and Debbie are one of the backbones to our outreach ministry, especially for our Senior members.
Don love was ordained as a deacon for Berkeley Avenue Baptist Church on July 19th 2020. He has a heart to serve the church. He and his wife Tina are a blessing to our congregation.
Michael Lugo came to Berkeley Avenue in 2019. He and his wife Kathryn have served as leaders in our church faithfully. Michael is extremely talented in both music and teaching. Michael also serves as our College and Career leader.
Business Mananger / Secretary
Mary Martin has been serving Berkeley for many years. She serves as our Business Manager as well as Church Secretary. Mary coordinates many of our outreach ministries, her faithfull dedication to the church keeps the wheels spinning. If you cant find Mary in the office she is probably in our kitchen cooking something delicious. A Proverbs 31 woman indeed.