Pastor Dave Kinney

My wife Jill and I have been blessed to be at FBC for 14 years. We moved to Angels Camp from Southern California were we pastored Calvary Baptist Church in Fontana, California. We also planted a church in Claremont, California and Montclair, California. 

I was ordained in 1993 at Calvary Baptist Church and School in LaVerne, California. While at Calvary, I was also their high school Bible teacher for 9 years.

I studied at Liberty University and graduated with a BA in Biblical Studies and have a degree from National Christian Counselors University with a degree in Temperament Therapy.

Every Sunday, I minister on the worship team, leading our congregation in Spirit-filled worship, in addition to preaching and leading weekly Bible Studies. Jill helps with children's church during Sunday services.

The highlight of my ministry here at FBC is seeing people experience a radical relationship with Jesus Christ. To be apart of people's spiritual journey, as their pastor, is so rewarding to my calling as this church's shepherd. I am also blessed to have a gifted and committed team of pastors and ministry leaders who are working hand in hand with me to share the gospel to our communities.


FBC was blessed to launched a new church in Copperopolis, California a few years ago, and now Copper Canyon Baptist Church is reaching many lives for Christ. We are currently involved in another church start in Columbia, California. Connecting Columbia Church makes only 2 churches in this town to minister the love of God to the community. 

It has brought me great joy to be able to lead our church family and friends to the Holy Land three times now. We love Israel in this church and believe that every one is blessed to experience this amazing country. On our last tour in 2016, we also did an outreach in the city of Jericho, which is Palestinian territory in the West Bank. We brought hundreds of tennis shoes, bags of candy, and played basketball with lots of teenagers to show the love of Christ to Muslim boys and girls. 

Our daughter Dena lives in Lincoln, California with her family and 4 children.

We enjoy traveling, reading, rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and spending time with our family and grandchildren.

Pressing on together,

Pastor Dave Kinney

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