Dr. Tim Pollock, Senior Pastor had intended to follow his parents dream of a career in medicine. However, he clearly sensed God's calling him out of pre-med school and into the ministry. He received a Th.g in Pastoral Studies in 1977 and answered the call to pastor Bible Baptist Church of Stockton in 1979. His vision to help individuals find lasting hope in Christ and make wise decisions based on Biblical principles is clearly observed in his “down-to-earth” preaching style. God brought Tim and Pauline together in 2010 after both went through the dark season of losing their spouses. Together they have 12 children, 50 grandchildren (and counting)!
Pauline's spiritual journey is an amazing story of God's grace! Raised religiously but without salvation, she received Christ in her early 20's when a personal soul-winner came to her door. For over 25 years she has served faithfully in The Home Church as a bus captain, teacher, vocalist, children's worker, bookkeeper, prayer warrior, and so much more. Her sweet spirit is loved by so many!
Associate Pastor Luke Pollock is a graduate of The Home Church’s Life Training Academy and Life Training Institute. He also received a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry from Bethany Bible College in Dothan, Alabama. As the eldest of Pastor Tim’s nine children, he has a rich Christian heritage and has experience with people of all ages. Luke’s deep desire to please the Lord coupled with energetic communication skills enables him to be a vital part of God’s working at The Home Church. He is crazy about his wife of twenty years, each of his children and now grandchild.
Alana was saved as a young child and has loved being involved in the church since. A true encourager, she is always ready to cheer a heart with hospitality or uplifting words. She directs the pre-school childcare called “Beginner Zone” and serves in the music ministry at The Home Church. She enjoys hosting people into her home for physical food and spiritual food. She also loves to serve alongside her husband in many other ministries. She is the mother of seven children (one in Heaven) and adores the job of raising children and now expecting their second grandchild.
Education Pastor Jeff Craig's heart for building strong youth called him out of a career into full-time ministry. He has been working with children and youth since 1986. He also serves as Principal of Life Training Academy, The Home Church’s Christian school with on-campus and home school options. God has used Jeff to make a big difference in many young lives. His servant’s attitude and faithful dedication continue to drive his vision to help young people follow God’s pathway to success. Jeff is a wonderful father and caring husband of thirty-five years.
Nancy gave her life to Jesus at the age of nine. She graduated from University of Pacific’s conservatory of music and now uses this training and her gifted eyes and ears for God’s work. She is The Home Church’s music coordinator as well as choir director of our big holiday productions. She is a supportive wife and caring mother of two adult children (one married with three children) who both currently serve in ministries of The Home Church. Also, she is an exceptional teacher of God’s Word.
The Home Church Spanish Ministry
Minister of Spanish Department
Spanish Pastor Nat Gamez is bi-vocational, serving both here at The Home Church's La Iglesia Del Hogar and with the county of San Joaquin since 1996. Nat has a strong vision to reach the Spanish speaking population in our county for Christ. His preaching style is highly motivational as he communicates God’s Word with passion. He is a loving family man who cherishes his wife of thirty-two years and each of his children.
Ann was born again at the age of twenty-six. Since then she does all she can to encourage people and spread the love of Jesus. She works very hard in the Spanish Church, “La Iglesia Del Hogar”, alongside her husband. She also teaches kindergarten at Life Training Academy. She has seven children (three of them married) several of whom are currently serving at The Home Church. You can’t walk away from Ann without feeling uplifted.