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  • Phone: (209) 477-2783
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  • Address: 900 Douglas Rd. Stockton, Ca 95207

Service Times

  • Sunday: 9am & 10:45am

Our Staff


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Bob Mitchell

Senior Pastor

Office: 209-477-2783

Even as I was a pre-teen, I had a hunger for God and wanted to be the pastor of a church that would help others find faith, the faith in Jesus I knew. After spending my teen years in the Bay Area, I went to a tiny college in Kansas, because that’s where my pastor went. After getting my bachelors, I moved back to California (Pasadena), to Fuller Seminary, earning a Masters and then a Doctorate. While on staff at a church in Los Angeles, I met my wife, Trish. As newly-weds we moved to Tennessee to pastor our first church for 10 years. All three of our children were born there and spoke with a southern drawl when we came to pastor Lincoln 22 years ago. In these years I love helping others find their way spiritually, spend time with our children and infant grandchildren, play the guitar, lift weights and wolf down a double-double at In-N-Out.

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Fred Jantz

Senior Executive Pastor

Office: 209-451-9006

I  retired  from  full time  ministry  in  2009  and  came on  board  at Lincoln  shortly  after  that.   The   transition has  been  wonderful  and  I   thank  God  for  this  church.   Most  of  my  growing  up years  were  in Germany  and  So.  California.  While in  LA   I  was  able  to  attend  a  camp  (Hume  Lake)  and  heard about  God's  love  and  forgiveness  in  Jesus  Christ.   That  turned  out  to be a full life change  for me.   Then  in my  senior year of High  School,  I  felt the call of  God  for full time  service.   The  hard decision  of  surrender has   turned out to be  so  good.    Kathy  and  I have  been blessed  with  3  kids  and  9   grandchildren.....and  they  live  all over the  'world'.  What  fun  a  reunion  is  for  us.  Also fun for me  is  fixing  things,  teaching,   preaching,  singing, laughing, and watching sports.  

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Al Van Selow

Administrative Pastor

Office: 209-390-1393

I was invited to come to Lincoln in 2012 to be on staff as the Administrative Pastor after spending 58 years in ministry in places like Seattle, Honolulu, and Southern California. I have been married for 63 years to my beautiful wife, Lavon. I have two sons. One who is still alive, another that passed away of an incurable virus that he contracted while visiting Africa on a business trip. I have five grandkids, and three great grandkids. I was 15 years old when I was given the ultimatum by a judge (because I was in trouble) to attend church or go to reform school--I choose to go to church, and found Jesus as my Lord and savior. I felt a calling to ministry the same moment I accepted Christ. I enjoy going on a date with my wife every Friday night and taking her out to lunch every Sunday, and have for 63 years.

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Jon Hathorn



As I child, I really wanted God to like me and I feared that I wasn't good enough for Him.  During  high school, I attended church camp. It was there that I realized I was sinner and need of God's grace. I prayed to God, admitting my sin, accepting His death on the cross for my sin, and asking Him to guide my life. I have lived here in Stockton all my life graduating from Delta and UOP, and eventually getting a Master's in Bible and Theology.  It was during mission trip that I met Bev, who became my wife,  Our two daughters were born right here in Stockton.  I have served the Lord locally in a couple of churches and as a high school Bible Teacher.  A love encouraging other people, sharing the Word of God, watching sports, eating Mexican food and spaghetti, spending time with our family and going on walks with our grandson. Philippians 1:6 is the prayer of my life and it says, "For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ." 

Children's Ministry

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Kristen Lambdin

Children's Ministry Director

Office: 209-390-1398

I was born and raised here in Stockton to a strong Christian family. I have 9 siblings and my parents modeled for us what it meant to truly live for God so at the age of 4 I asked Jesus to come into my heart. From that time on I continued to grow in my knowledge and love for God. I graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in 2017 with a BS in Business Marketing and an AA in Bible. I have always loved being around kids and seeing them love Jesus is one of the greatest joys in life. I love bike riding, baking delicious goodies, drinking coffee and spending time with friends and family! My favorite verse is 2 Corinthians 12:9 “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

Youth Ministry

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Miranda Abrescy



I was born and raised here in Stockton California, and attended schools in both Stockton and Lincoln Unified school districts. I graduated from Lincoln High School in 2015 and I currently attend Delta College. I’ve always had a love of talking and speaking in front of people and I’m getting to perfect those skills while also glorifying God here at Lincoln. My favorite verse is Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that i am God.”

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Heidi Verheyden



I was born and raised in Stockton where I graduated from Jim Elliot Christian High School. After high school, I graduated from Corban University in Salem, Oregon with a degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education and minored in Biblical Studies. Before coming to Lincoln, I was the Program Director and Guest Group Coordinator at Trout Creek Bible Camp for the past six years. I also served as a leader for the Aims Community Church Youth Group in Aims, Oregon. I moved here from Corbett, Oregon with my husband Eric and our two boys, Riley and Hunter. We are expecting our third child, a girl, due in January 2019. I am very passionate about connecting students into a deeper relationship with Jesus! I enjoy cooking, crafting, running, college sports, camping and hiking in natural scenic areas. 


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Tom BetGeorge

Director of Music/Worship Leader

Office: 209-390-1403

When I was twelve years old I gave my life to Christ and haven’t looked back since. From that time on I have been studying and writing music steadily. In 2002, I received my Bachelor's Degree in Music from UC Berkeley followed by a Master's Degree in Media Writing and Production from the University of Miami in 2006. Over the years I have served in a variety of roles to include a music judge, talent coordinator, piano performer, music teacher, worship leader, and an orchestra and choir director for musicals, schools, an opera house, and of course, at church. I married my best friend, Teri, in January of 2016. We have two chihuahuas who we love probably more than we ought to ;) Aside from music, I have a few passions including fitness, sports (frisbee, football, and volleyball), working with youth, and nerding out with Christmas lights. Most people know me as a bit of a perfectionist – I either go big or go home in everything I do. I love Jesus and music. Putting the two together makes the best job ever!


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Cheryl Pannabecker

Office Manager

Office: 209-477-2783

I came to Lincoln in March of 2012. Cameron, my husband of 38 years, and I have two grown children, one in Lodi and one in Springfield, MO. Both are married and have blessed us with five grandchildren between the two of them. I grew up in San Jose, CA, attending church regularly, but it wasn’t until high school that I began to feel God drawing me to Him through my church, and through other Christian friends. I said “Yes” to Jesus my junior year and have been walking with Him ever since. Working in a church office was something God put on my heart. I started as an office volunteer for several years before becoming a paid staff member. I love my job and it seems to be a good fit. I enjoy playing & baking with my grandkids.

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John French



My wife June and I joined the warm and welcoming fellowship of Lincoln in 2014. Although I was born in Stockton, my public service career took me around the state. I have an undergraduate degree in accounting and a master’s degree in public administration. I served in local government as a manager and administrator for twenty-six years. We are eager to support the ministry of the gospel of Jesus Christ at Lincoln, and look forward to seeing God change people’s lives through this church. We have two wonderful children, thankfully all grown up. When we are not at Lincoln, you may find us enjoying the outdoors biking, hiking, sailing, and paddling.