Pastor – David Packard
Dave was raised in Connecticut and came to know the Lord under the ministry of Evangelist (then pastor) Paul Mershon in May of 1990 after moving to San Diego, California. During that time, he met Heather at Fundamental Baptist church in Escondido. They were married in 1993 and have been blessed with four children, Kaitlyn, Jonathan, Aimee, and Josiah. Dave attended Ambassador Baptist College and was ordained in 2009 under the ministry of Joshua Gregg of Ponderosa Baptist Church in Flagstaff, Arizona. Dave and his family have served in a variety of ministry opportunities and accepted the call to pastor the Big Valley Bible Baptist church in April of 2017.
Founding Pastor – H. Eugene "Gene" Wilburn
Pastor and Mrs H. Eugene "Gene" Wilburn founded Big Valley Bible Church in 1980 and served faithfully from that time until April 2017 at which time leadership of the church was turned over to Pastor Packard. Pastor Wilburn continues to be honored at Big Valley Bible Church, serving as Pastor Emeritus and fulfilling the biblical role of 'elder', assisting the current pastor and the congregation as needs arise.
Greetings from pastor Dave:
We have been given the privilege to carry on the ministry that God gave
Pastor Gene and Lorraine Wilburn.
It is a task we do not take lightly!
We honor and respect both of them
for their years of service to
this church and the Lord.
The opportunity given to us would not have been possible had they not given their lives first to the Lord. They are sweet people and we will look to them for friendship, encouragement and help as we seek to build and continue on the foundation
our God has laid here!
God has blessed me with
a beautiful and loving helpmeet
in my wife Heather. We've been married almost 25 years!
He has also blessed us with
four wonderful children, Kaitlyn, Jonathan, Aimee, and Josiah,
who are eager and willing
to help in our ministry here.
We all desire to serve the Lord,
this dear congregation, and
the community around us for the sake of Jesus Christ and His Gospel.
Please pray for us that God would work in us and through us for HIS sake, for that is what truly matters!
Pastor Dave and Heather ...
with Kaity, Jon, Aimee, & Josiah