Inland Empire Baptist Association Staff
Deryl Lackey
Director of Missions
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 seventeen 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.
Claudio Medina
Associate Director of Missions
Claudio joined our staff February 1, 2008 as the Associate Director of Missions. Claudio serves our churches in the area of mission’s involvement and community outreach events. He also works with our ethnic congregations and helps with new church starts. Claudio and his wife Gina have been married 30+ years. They have two grown children, Ben and Aurora who are both married.
Juan Santos
Hispanic Leadership Development

Juan Santos has been serving our Association in the area of leadership development. He came to this country as a young refugee from El Salvador and is on a mission to reach the nations for Christ through this state where most of the nations come. Before joining our staff, he served as a mentor for many pastors and church planters within the denomination. He and his wife Brenda have been actively serving several CSBC associations for the past 25 years. They have 2 teenagers. Currently he teaches st Gateway Seminary and is Senior pastor of New Life Church in Anaheim.

Bruce Hitchcock
Church Growth Strategist
Dr. Hitchcock was a successful teacher and High School coach followed by a twenty-six-year career with a major publishing company. Bruce then concluded his full-time employment as Vice President for University Advancement at California Baptist University where he was a member of the University Executive Council. He was awarded the distinguished title of California Baptist University Vice President Emeritus. He has been a member of the following boards of Directors: The Evangelical Christian Credit Union, The California Baptist Foundation, Links International Southwest, Orange County Southern Baptist Association Foundation, and Haven Ministries. Dr. Hitchcock and his wife Carol live in Escondido, Ca. and have been married for 54 years. He holds a BS and MS from The Ohio State University and a Doctor of Commerce and Ministry, Honoris Causa from CBU.
Robert Hendricks
Pastoral Care

Robert is a native Californian born in San Bernardino along with his twin sister. He received his undergraduate degree from CBU and graduate degree from California Graduate School of Theology. He and Patty have been married for 54 years and have 3 children, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He has pastored for over 50 years in California and Texas. Robert loves praying with and mentoring the pastors in our association.


Brenda Lackey
Brenda Lackey serves our association staff as our receptionist and bookkeeper. Brenda and Deryl have been married for 36 years. They have 5 daughters, one son as well as 17 grandchildren. Brenda enjoys the opportunity of working along side of Deryl in the ministry.
Angela Mantzey
Graphics Specialist
Angela serves on our associational staff as the graphics art and design specialist. She graduated from California Baptist University in 2008 with a degree in Behavioral Science. Angela serves our association churches by making and printing flyers, creating logos, printing bulletins and more. If you need help with designing or printing, she would love to help you! Angela and her husband Tim have been married for eleven years, have three children and are members of Sandals Church in East Valley.