11th Street Baptist Church is excited to have a new pastor, Anthony Ferguson. Anthony is from Southern California, married to Kristen, and has a PhD in Old Testament from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has taught at Gateway Seminary and California Baptist University. They have two children, Asher and Lyla. Anthony loves to spend time with his family.
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.
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.
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.
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