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Scott Barham

Senior Pastor

Pastor Scott has been in ministry for more than 30 years. He completed his Doctorate of Divinity in 2011. His ministry has always been emphasized with outreach to the lost. He loves both expository and topical preaching with emphasis on application. He loves playing drums, the outdoors, the ocean, and riding horses. He has been married for 41 years and has three sons, five grandchildren and three dogs. 

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Chris Orrock

Men's Ministry Leader

Chris Orrock has been involved with men’s ministry for more than 25 years. A California native, Chris grew up in Ventura California and lived in San Diego County before moving to Elk Grove. Chris and his wife Michelle have lived in Elk Grove for 20-years. Chris and Michelle have two grown boys. Chris is an avid motorcyclist and BBQ pit master. Our goal is to give men the opportunity for growth in becoming more Christ Like. This is accomplished by providing: comprehensive biblical studies; opportunities to foster friendships; special events and service in ministry that helps build the community of God.


Heather Bowers

Children's Ministry

My name is Heather and I am the children’s ministry director here at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. I grew up in this church and was saved at the age of 11. I have been married to my husband Chris, for 10 years. Together God has blessed us with three beautiful children: Dylan-10 years, Carter-9 years, and Faith-5 years. I graduated from CSUS with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with an emphasis in British Literature, Standard Grammar and Usage, and Creative Writing. Right out of college, I started my career in teaching. After 5 years of teaching, I stepped down to stay home with our children and opened up my own tutoring business. I absolutely love children and have a passion and a gift for teaching. What a joy it is to be able to teach children about our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! 

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)


Bob Smith

Elder / Deacon / Sound Ministry

I have lived in Elk Grove most of my life, attending elementary school and graduating for Elk Gove High
School, decades ago, when Elk Grove still had one flashing red light in the middle of town.
My wife, Rose and I were married in this very church over 20 plus years ago. Currently we are both
retired. We have 2 married daughters and 4 grandchildren, and one more still looking for the right man.
I am enjoying retirement and filling my time with RC planes, drag racing and RVing with friends and
God has blessed me by placing me at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church serving as an elder and deacon. On
Sunday, you can find me at the sound board or playing guitar on the Praise and worship team. In my
free time I also help with Trail Life Boys, a ministry that teaches boys to be Godly men.

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Jeanette Barham

Ministry Leader

Celebrate Recovery

I'm excited to be the Ministry Leader for Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered 12-step program. Experience freedom as you surrender control of hurts, habits, and hang-ups that hinder your relationship with God. Pastor Scott and I have been married for 40 years.  We have three great sons who've blessed us with five delightful grandchildren.  About three years ago, we moved with our three dogs to the country and will never return to city life again. To initiate our new life, we've begun with three horses, and discovered our hearts will forever belong to the great outdoors!

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Rose L Smith

Women's Ministry Leader

My name is Rose L. Smith, I am the Women’s Ministry Leader which is called GLOW Girls. I am a wife, mother of three beautiful grown daughters and grandmother to four grandchildren. My husband and I have lived in the Elk Grove area for most of our lives and have seen a lot of changes. I recently retired from a career in Health Care, 20 years in Women’ Health and 18 years in Administration.

I am ready and so excited for God’s plans to unfold in the next chapter of my life.

Please join us, me and my team at planned events, women’s conferences, bible studies and gatherings for fun and fellowship. We explore and explain God’s word in the company of other godly women and learning to trust God in our everyday living..


Grace Keskeys

Worship Leader / Sound Ministry

I’m Grace Keskeys, and I am blessed to be serving as Pleasant Grove Baptist’s worship leader! Currently, I am studying Music at William Jessup University, a private christian college in Rocklin. My concentration is in piano performance. Apart from piano, I tutor music theory and participate in Jessup Concert Choir, a women’s choir where I serve as soprano section leader. At Jessup, I am also minoring in Bible and English. Away from Jessup, I enjoy hiking and spending time with my family. Worship is an essential part of our relationship with Christ and other Christians. I am beyond grateful to help promote praise and contemplation of God at Pleasant Grove through worship.

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)

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Michelle Orrock

Business Manager

Michelle Orrock is the Business Administrator for Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Michelle and
her husband, Chris live in East Elk Grove with their boxer Charlie and have two adult sons.
Michelle handles West Coast Government Affairs for bp America, where she provides strategic
counsel to bp leadership and businesses on critical reputational, legislative and regulatory
issues and helps mitigate risk and protect the company’s license to operate.
Michelle has been active in the Elk Grove community and served as an elected board member
of the Cosumnes Community Services District from 2008 – 2016. She has been active on many
community and non-profit boards throughout the Sacramento Region as well.


Don Finley

Staff Pastor 

I am Pastor Don Finley, an Ordained Minister, serving on the Board of Elders, covering as Staff Pastor, and the Ministry Of Helps. My wife Gayle and I have been married 57 years, together we have 2 sons, 1 daughter, 5 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, and 2 dogs! Serving our church is a blessing to me, welcoming people to worship with us and witnessing lives change when they receive salvation, brings joy to my heart and to those around me

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Laura & Mandeep Nijjar 

Youth Ministry Leaders

Hello we are Laura and Mandip Nijjar. We are excited to be youth group leaders. We both grew up in Stockton, met in college 21 years ago and been married for 17 years. We are blessed to have three children. We enjoy spending time with family and are looking forward to making new and adventurous memories with our children since we are also volunteers for American Heritage Girls and Trail Life. We look forward to serving you and the Lord.


Rob Henkens

Elder / Chairman of Deacons

Rob Henkens is the Deacon Chair at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.  Rob became a Christian when he was in junior high school.  He was raised in the Elk Grove community, where he met his wife Jen.  The high school sweethearts have been married for nearly 25 years and have a son and daughter, both attending college.  Rob is a fire engineer with the Cosumnes Fire Department and a fire technology instructor at Cosunmes River College.  He and his family have been church members since 2007.  Rob has also volunteered in multiple aspects of the 4-H program on a state, county and local level.  He was also the Pleasant Grove Football Booster Club inaugural President and was a volunteer at the Wilton Fire Department.  In his free time, Rob enjoys rv camping with his family and helping others in the church and community.


Chella Rivers

Office Administrator

My name is Chella Rivers, I am the office administrator here at PGBC.  I am a mother of 7 children and have been married to my husband Kyle for almost 15 years.  The Lord has blessed us with a life that allows me to homeschool our special needs children and also serve on the worship team.  Prior to joining PGBC, I have served in  missions, woman’s ministry, worship and was on staff for a middle school youth group of over 100 precious teens.  Administratively I have supported senior level chairmen and VP’s for prominent high tech companies in Silicon Valley.  I am excited to put my experience and talents to good use here at PGBC.   Please feel free to reach out to me with questions regarding any church logistics and I will help point you in the right direction.

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