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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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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..


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.

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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!


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.


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


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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