Anthony Ferguson is the lead pastor at 11th Street Baptist Church. Anthony is from Southern California, married to Kristen, and has a Ph.D. 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.
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.
Akila served God’s kingdom through church administration, missions, and theological education. She loves to see God’s people working together for his mission. Her hobbies include eating ethnic food, serving others, and graphic design. A graduate of California Baptist University in Christian studies, Akila serves 11th Street as the Communications Director as well as discipling ladies in the church.
Ian Miller was born in North Carolina and lived in a variety of locations as a child. He is a lover of all things sports, specifically baseball. While attending New Mexico State University Ian’s interests expanded to the nations and a few group trips to South Asia gave him a love for travel and interacting with other cultures. Now he partners with us as an Intern, helping 11th street become effective and intentional in communicating with other cultures across the globe. Though his focus is to work overseas Ian is always willing to help, wherever help is needed. You can find him serving in a variety of ways across our campus.
Carola Manriquez was born in Santiago, Chile, and immigrated to the States as a child with her parents as missionaries to migrant workers in South Carolina. Her parents moved to California in 2001 for the sake of her father’s ministry and education in Northern California. She heard God’s call to ministry in high school and based on that calling spent the next decade in Southern California serving the local church and studying the bible and culture in an academic setting. Now she partners with 11th Street as our church administrator as she prepares to go and serve the nations and share Jesus with the world.