Pastor Steve Marquedant – Elder
Pastor Steve came to Christ at the age of 11. He graduated from Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in 1979 with a B.A. in theology as the Valedictorian of his class. He joined Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Ontario, CA in 1978. He came on full-time staff in 1980 and was ordained as an Elder in 1982. In 1989 he became the primary preaching pastor, a role he has joyfully carried on since. He married his precious wife Becky in 1976. They have four children children, and 7 grandchildren, with more anticipated soon. Pastor Steve’s primary focus is the preaching ministry of the church, pastoral oversight, and the administration of the church’s day-to-day affairs. A few blog articles by Pastor Steve can be found on our page. Pastor Steve generally preaches morning and evening at SGBC and his sermons can be heard by clicking on the “sermons” link.
Mike Gabriel – Elder
After serving as a deacon for more than 15 years, in April of 2018 Pastor Mike was installed as our second elder. Mike is from Arizona and came to California for college where he has remained. Shortly after college, he met his wife Linda and they were married. While both grew up in a Christian home and made professions of faith at young ages, they did not come to learn about the Doctrines of Grace until after they were married. He and his wife, Linda, came with their family to SGBC in 1996. Their 3 children have grown up in the Reformed Faith and are now adults. Mike has owned and operated a lawn care company since 2006 with the help of his wife.