Leadership

Ray Johnston

Senior Lead Pastor

Ray Johnston is the Senior Pastor of Bayside Church in Granite Bay, Ca. A 20-year veteran of both youth and adult ministry, he’s the founding pastor of Bayside Church, which has grown to over 20,000 in twenty years. A veteran pastor and visionary leader, Ray believes that the church is called to outreach, spiritual growth and equipping our leaders. In addition to his tireless efforts at Bayside, Ray serves as president of Developing Effective Leaders and has authored four books, all of which contain his trademark wit and dynamic style. Ray also speaks frequently at conferences, leadership training events, family camps and national youth events.

Brian Hopkins

Senior Campus Pastor

Brian has been pastoring and leading Churches for the past twenty-five years. Originally a California native, Brian was born in Sacramento and grew up in the Northern California area— mostly in Willows. He has spent the majority of his life in Montana where he met his wife Danna (a Montana girl). Brian and Danna have been married for almost 20 years and they have 13 kids—ages 10 to 27. They have 9 girls and 4 boys, with 4 biological kids, 4 adopted from Ethiopia, and 5 adopted from the Democratic Republic of Congo.