Deryl was elected as our Director of Missions effective January 1, 2006. A native Californian, he and his wife Brenda have five daughters, one son, and fourteen grandchildren. Dr. Lackey received his Doctorate of Theology along with a Masters of Religious Education from Bethany Bible College and Seminary. Previous to coming to the Association, he served as Senior pastor of churches in Bakersfield, Lake Isabella and Upland. He is also serving as an Adjunct Professor for California Baptist University, teaching in the Christian Ministries Department. He has been active in denominational work and is currently on the Board of Directors for the California Baptist Foundation.