Phillip Escamilla is honored to serve as the Lead Pastor of Bayside Covenant Church in Galt. Phillip has previously worked as a pastor to young adults, singles, and married couples. Most recently, he oversaw the human resources functions for a staff of 200 at Bayside Church in Granite Bay.
Phillip is married to Lisa, a nurse who works for Kaiser, and they have three children: Gabriella, Zeke, and Rebecca, and one golden retriever, Bus—the namesake of former Pittsburgh Steeler and Hall of Fame running back Jerome Bettis.
Jason serves as our associate pastor. He helps with small groups, men's ministry, FPU, and several serve teams. He is married to Jennifer and together they have four children: Joshua, Allison, Emma, and Sadie.
Craig Pattenaude is a passionate Worship Leader with nearly a decade of experience at various churches across San Joaquin and Sacramento Counties. He has also worked as an engineer and musician. At an early age, Craig felt called to help people.
Today, Craig serves as a Program Director & Worship Leader for Bayside Church, where he is infinitely dedicated to helping his fellow church members commune with God and harness their God-given potential for their greater good.
While worship has always been very important to Craig Pattenaude, it’s the unconditional love and unwavering support of his loved ones that inspire him to be his best version daily. He is happily married to his partner in love and life, Erin. Together, they are the proud parents of a beautiful son named Noah and have a baby on the way.
Rebekah is a youth leader for our young adult, high school, and junior high. Her heart is very much for serving Jesus focused towards the youth and she has worked in various church youth programs for the past 15 years. She has also been an event coordinator, a camp director, and studies to be a midwife with a heavy emphasis on natural health and holistic medicine. She is married to Kosta who has worked in various areas with Stockton and Lodi police departments and who she recognizes as her best friend and partner in ministry. They have three children: Isaac Daniel, Danica Ariel, and Aryeh Jericho.
Elaine Wallmark is our Assistant Children's Director. She is married to the love of her life, Pastor Tim. They have 2 grown children and 4 absolutely amazing grandchildren. She and Tim have lived in Galt for 25 years. She works full time at Lodi Christian School as an Administrative Assistant.
Elaine grew up in a Christian home and accepted Christ as her savior at a young age. She grew up in a thriving church and learned that serving in a ministry is an important part of growing in Christ. She loves serving the Lord and ministering along side her husband.
Elaine is passionate about kids learning about God and growing in their faith. She loves working in the preschool class watching the kids learn every week about how Jesus loves them. Holding and rocking the babies in the nursery is another one of her favorite things to do on Sundays.
Elaine's favorite pastimes are sewing, hiking, snorkeling in the blue waters of Hawaii, and spending lots of time with her family.