Our Pastor Larry Kapchinsky
Larry Kapchinsky has served since 1984 as founding pastor of what today is known as Granite Creek Community Church (GCCC). GCCC grew out of a 1997 church merger between Ontario Vineyard and New Life Community Church.
Vision for the Church
Pastor Larry desires to see the lost come to know Christ in a powerful way and to grow in Him through perseverance and character. Compelled by the Great Commission and Christ's commandment to serve the widows, orphans, and those in need, pastor views the church as the greatest tool to deliver hope to the hopeless.
He also believes that regardless of where you are on your spiritual journey, God has a plan of significance and meaning for your life and your family's--an ultimate plan of God's love which offers you hope for a bright future through His Son Jesus Christ.
Associate Pastor Joshua Kapchinsky
I am a husband, father, minister, and antiques dealer. I grew up memorizing Bible verses as well as being able to discern if a piece of furniture was a reproduction or a true heirloom.
I love discovering cool, old stuff and sharing it with others. Nothing compares to inhaling the soothing, musty scent of an old leather club chair, or feeling the well-worn patina of a 16th century church candlestick. Unlike newer pieces that might cost the same and be had in trendy shops like Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware, antiques possess true character and history. When purchasing antiques, one gains great pleasure not just from the actual act of possession, but from the process of acquiring as well.
College/Young Adult Pastor Meko
Coffee, not blood, courses through my veins.
I'm a closet Sci Fi nerd, but I draw the line at conventions and costumes;
LOVE my family, especially my daughter and my hubby; my sister and bro-in-law and nephews; my sis Alex; love my church family, especially people who work with youth. Totally into HARVEYS purses; love shoes; I'm a big theology nerd; I love my college and young adult kids like they're my own.
Class of 1994 BA in Philosophy and English
Small Groups and Community Development Pastor Janie Sjogren
Pastor Janie Sjogren works with Small Groups & Community Development at Granite Creek. For over 30 years, Janie and her husband, Steve, have been involved with church planting, training and encouraging outward-focused churches, with a strong emphasis on small groups, relationship building, and showing God’s love in practical ways to all kinds of people.
Janie has a passion for every person stepping into all that God has for them, and sees life-giving churches such as Granite Creek to be a vital part of that process.
Janie is a graduate of Sonoma State University (California). Janie and Steve are co-authors of 101 Ways to Help People in Need (NavPress).
Janie and Steve have three grown children.
Junior High Director Adam Gendron
Everyone has a place built into the very fabric of who they are, that longs for a deep meaningful relationship with Christ. I am interested in helping others discover that relationship, especially Junior High Youth. In my life I have seen radical change, and rich productive lives produced by the fullness of God's love ministering to people's hearts.
In Junior High Group we laugh, have fun and make new friends. We challenge each other to grow and become all that God has designed us to be.
We believe the truth in 1 Timothy 4:12, "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity." We are building the church of tomorrow while being the church of today.
Youth Pastors Michael and Jennifer Jones
In our Youth Ministries we worship, sing, celebrate, and learn more about God and ourselves. We challenge each other to grow and become all that God has designed us to be.
We believe in 1 Timothy 4:12, "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity." We are building the church of tomorrow while being the church of today.
Childrens Ministry Leaders - Johnathan and Ruth Santamaria
Children are the church of today. They need to commit to be tomorrow's leaders of the church today.
I always get up in the morning thinking of the children. Any particular aspect of their education has enough power to drive me.