About Us


Derek Greenhalgh - Senior Pastor

Pastor Derek grew up in San Clemente Calfornia and became born again in 1991. He married Nicholle 1995 and they have two boys, Spencer and Samuel. Pastor Derek has been involved in college ministry, church planting, and bible teaching. He recevied his BA in Pastoral Studies from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois and  is currently pursuing graduate work in biblical exegesis. He enjoys hunting, fishing, baseball (Angels fan of course), surfing, and starting to get involved in disk golf.


Eddie Arnold - Youth Pastor

Pastor Eddie is an active duty Navy veteran of 19 years. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University of Carbondale and is currently pursuing his MA in Biblical Studies through Liberty University. He leads the high school IMPACT ministry, is actively involved in short term Mission’s work, and enjoys teaching apologetic courses on the Western religious cults. He is married to his wonderful wife Sarah, who together have two children, Seth and Amy.


Jon Pirot - Children's Pastor

Pastor Jon is married to Katey and grew up in the Temecula Valley area. He is a graduate of Calvary Chapel Bible College and is currently working on his Masters in Theology.  He has served in student ministries in Temecula, Hemet, and Central Texas. Currently he is overseeing the Children’s Ministry, Jr. High, and Awana programs.



Jay Roth - Elder

Jay Roth grew up in North Dakota where he met his wife Heather.  In 1997, they moved to California and now have two children, Payton and Keaton.  Jay was working as a plumber until 2001, when he suffered a spinal cord injury.  He thus returned to school earning a degree in Economics from Cal State San Marcos.  Jay and his family were blessed to find First Baptist Church in 2002 and have been attending since then. 


Jon Linscott - Elder

Jon Linscott is a graduate of San Diego State College with a degree in Business & Marketing. He was on staff for Campus Crusade as the director of the business division, then moved to Los Angeles, where he started his own business. He was a member of Downey First Baptist Church for a number of years, where he served as an Elder. He loves singing in the choir and has worked in the Awana program for seventeen years. Jon and his wife Marilynn live in Wildomar and are blessed with their family of three children, ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


Jimmy Chavez - Elder

Jimmy Chavez was born in El Paso TX on St Patricks Day but was raised in Wilmington CA where he was saved in 1974.  He married his hometown sweetheart Barbara, and later along with their two daughters CeCe and LeLe they moved to Sun City 26 years ago, they have been attending FBC ever since then.  Jimmy works as a freelance package designer but spends his free time teasing his grand children!


Howard Trudo - Elder

Howard Trudo grew up in Nebraska and San Diego, California.  While stationed in Guam with the US Air Force, he accepted Christ in 1964.  He met his wife Terry in Junior High School and they later married in 1965.  They have two daughters,  five grandchildren and one great grandson.  He has served in Church  Missions in Mexican orphanages, and one trip to Africa with the Fillani people group.  He was an Elder for 3 years at a past church and now at First Baptist Church.  In the past he has enjoyed wood working and fixing up  the house, and now enjoys gardening.


Debbie Mclean - Office Manager

Debbie has been married to Ron for 26 years, they are from Montana and have 2 children, Christopher and Melissa.They moved to California in 1988.  They have been members here since 1998. Debbie has worked in the FBC office since 1998. She enjoys crafting, reading and spending time with her family and friends. She has worked in many aspects of ministry here from Sunday school to AWANA but now is active with the Women's Ministry Team.