Interim Pastor: Joe Slunaker
Joe has served as the interim pastor at Eleventh Street since early 2019. He is a professor of Biblical Studies at California Baptist University and also teaches subjects from Biblical Hebrew to Pastoral Leadership at several other institutions. Joe has served the California Southern Baptist Convention in a variety of capacities and for some years hosted an Apologetics radio show. He dabbles in the guitar and likes to woodwork. In the winter you’ll find him snowboarding and in the summer traveling. His passions include teaching, discipling and mentoring leaders and he is committed to serving Eleventh Street as they prayerfully seek the next full-time pastor.
Minister of Education & Youth: Allison Roberts
Allison grew up in a Christian family in El Monte. She has been with Eleventh Street Baptist Church since 2000. Allison enjoys coordinating special events for the youth and organizing the Bible Study programs vital for a healthy church. Every summer she helps lead a summer mission trip to minister to a Navajo community in Arizona. Allison has a deep passion for children of all ages to know God personally. Allison has a BS in Mathematics, UC Irvine, 1994, Teaching Credential CSU Long Beach, 1996, and an MA in Christian Education, Southwestern Seminary, 1999. Allison and her husband, Ken, have a son, Benjamin. When she is not serving at church, she is busy with her son and the high school band.
Minister of Music: Brenda Hitt
Brenda Hitt was born in Corpus Christi, Texas and lived in the LaVerne and Upland, California area since childhood. She has been a member of Eleventh Street Baptist for over 50 years and has served in various ministries within the church through the years. Brenda and her husband, Clark, met at 11th Street Baptist and have been married for 44 years. Together they have two adult children and five grandchildren which keeps her and her husband busy spending time with them all. Brenda has a Bachelor of Science in Business from University of Redlands and is a retired telecommunications supervisor of 31 years. She has served bi-vocationally as the part time music minister at 11th Street Baptist for over 25 years coordinating worship service plans, leading children’s choir, adult worship choir and Easter and Christmas cantata choirs. Brenda’s mother was a church pianist for over 50 years so Brenda was immersed in church music all her life. Brenda was blessed to have served together with her mother for several years in the past. Because music is a passion of Brenda’s, serving God as Music Minister at 11th Street has been a blessing! The heart of worship at 11th St. Baptist is to honor God by lifting our voices in praise.
Pianist: Carole Pearce
Carole has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education/ Music Minor from Texas A&M University. She has been a member of Eleventh Street Baptist since 1994. She enjoys playing piano for the choir and the congregation. She also plans and prepares for Sunday morning preludes and offertories for services. She has been involved in church music since she was a teenager. When at home, she teaches piano to all ages. Carole loves spending time with her son and granddaughter. She enjoys classical music, Christian music and reads at least three books a week.
Secretary: Ann Inlow
Ann has worked in the Eleventh Street Baptist Church office since 2012. She is responsible for much of the office correspondence, phone calls and record keeping. Ann and her husband, Randy, have three grown children. When she’s not working in the office she enjoys gardening and baking cookies.
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