Leadership

Rev. Ben Smith

Senior Pastor/ Elder

Ben began attending Vacaville Bible Church with his family when he was 5 years old. He came to Christ as a young boy, and God used the ministry of the church to call him to vocational ministry. After earning a degree in Pastoral Studies and a Master’s degree in Ministry from Bob Jones University Seminary, God called him to serve as the associate pastor. In May of 2015, he was called to serve as the senior pastor.

 

He and his wife, Allison, were married in 2011 and have a boy named Hudson.

Rev. Martin Blanton

Associate Pastor/ Elder

Martin grew up in the Central Valley of Southern California. He did not come to know Christ as his Savior until after he graduated from Fresno State College in 1966. He then taught in the public school system until 1972. At that time, he felt the Lord leading him into full-time Christian ministry.

After serving as an administrator for two Christian schools and attending Los Angeles Baptist Theological Seminary, he was called as senior pastor to Vacaville Bible Church. He faithfully served as the senior pastor for 40 years. He continues to serve as an associate pastor.

 

He and his wife, Linda, have three sons, a daughter, and eight grandchildren.

Dr. Jay Reed

Associate Pastor/ Elder

Dr. Reed leads the music ministry at Vacaville Bible Church. He came to know the Lord at a Word of Life camp in New York. In addition to an undergraduate degree, Dr. Reed holds Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees. He enjoys leading the singing, directing the choir, teaching, and encouraging the senior community in the church.

 

He and his wife, Ethel, have three children, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Rowland Coffman, Deacon

Rowland grew up in an Air Force family that settled in Northern California when he was a boy. He worked for the city of Fairfield for many years, but has since retired. He and his wife, Londy, have a daughter.

Carlton Shrum, Deacon

Carlton is a native of the Bay Area. After living in Pinole for many years, he and his family moved to Vacaville. He retired from a lengthy career with Kaiser Permanente. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have two sons and two daughters.