Pastor John was called to be the Senior Pastor of Eastridge Baptist Church in September of 2007. He came to Eastridge with over 25 years of ministry experience, having served as a youth pastor, associate pastor, Bible teacher, and senior pastor.
Pastor John has a passion for the expository preaching of the Word of God. He has a B.A. in Biblical Studies from The Master's University, an M.Div. from The Master's Seminary, and a Doctorate in Ministry from The Master's Seminary.
Pastor John and his wife, Trisha, were married in 1983 and have one grown and married daughter, a son-in-law, and two beautiful granddaughters.
Ryan Trzeciak was called to be Associate Pastor of Eastridge Baptist Church in July of 2009. Ryan comes with over a decade of ministry experience having served in youth and children's ministries, camp ministries, and special needs ministries before coming to Eastridge.
Ryan has a B.A. in Speech Communication from California State University, East Bay, and Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees from The Master's Seminary. He has a great love for the Word of God and a desire to see men and women, no matter what age, become devoted followers of Jesus Christ, who love God and love the church.
Ryan and his wife, Jennifer, were married in July of 2001. They have five terrific children: Jacob, Warren, Aubrey, Daniel and Elise. The Trzeciak family feels tremendously blessed by the Lord for the opportunity to serve Him here at Eastridge and they eagerly look forward to what He will do with His church.
Andrew Craig was called to be Associate Pastor of Christian Education at Eastridge in August of 2011. Andrew has a B.S. in aerospace engineering from Syracuse University and Master of Divinity degree from The Master's Seminary. He came to Eastridge from Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, CA, where he was involved in children's ministries. While serving in that capacity, Andrew experienced the joy of seeing children understand the Word of God and the challenge of communicating deep truths to young minds.
Andy and his wife, Priscilla, were married in 2005 and they have three delightful boys, Emet, Victor, and Leon, and an equally delightful baby girl, Evangeline.
Pastor Samuel Blakey
Associate Pastor of Music & Worship
Samuel Blakey was called to be the Associate Pastor of Music & Worship at Eastridge Baptist in July 2017. Samuel is a graduate of The Master’s University, having a Bachelor of Arts in Music with an emphasis in Biblical Studies. He has always seen his musical talents as a gift from the Lord, and has desired to use that gift to serve the Lord and His Church.
Samuel spent a year as a worship music intern at Compass Bible Church in Orange County, CA, and then spent three and a half years as the music pastor for Beacon of Hope Church in St. Paul, MN before being called to Eastridge. He has a passion that the gospel be declared in every part of the Sunday service, through the songs we sing, the Scripture we read together, and the Word preached in the sermon.
Samuel and his wife Shannon met at The Master’s College as members of the Chorale, and were married in August of 2015 and have a daughter named Jane. They feel blessed that the Lord has brought them to Eastridge and are excited to see what He will do in His church in the years to come!