Church Staff

  • Tom Pennington
    Preaching Pastor

    Tom joined GBF in June of 2016 to minister as Preaching Pastor after serving for 9 years as a Portland Police Officer. Tom is veteran of the US Navy, where he met his wife Tami, and has travelled throughout southeast Asia. After leaving the Navy 2004 he began attending classes at Multnomah Bible College (B.A.), Western Seminary (M.A.), and The Master's Seminary (D.Min). Tom and Tami have three school age children and have both served in various ministry roles.

  • Ray Allen
    Administrative Pastor

    Already a member of the GBF congregation, Ray joined the pastoral staff in 2009, serving in organization, management, and teaching ministries. Previously Ray spent 20+ years in Christian School Administration. He and his wife Ede have one daughter, who resides in Phoenix AZ. Ray likes to run six marathons each year.

  • Denise Turner
    Front Office

    Denise and her husband David began attending GBF in 1985. She joined the office administrative staff in 1998 serving primarily in the front office and also assists in the Children’s Ministry. They have a son and daughter who reside in Albany. Denise enjoys spending time with her family, enjoys various hobbies and is a big fan of baseball.





Church Elders

Ray Allen

Dean Flaming

Orin Kidd

Dennis Kramer

Tom Pennington

Dave Turner


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