Deacon Ministry Team

Michael Baker
Michael Baker was saved at the age of 14 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.  He has been a member of SVBC since 2011. Michael is currently the T&T Director for the AWANA ministry and is also a deacon, a greeter and a part of the security team.  He serves as the Treasurer of the church. He also facilitates and leads a worship service at Bluesky Memory Care.


Michael is a software engineer for Enterprise Holdings.  He married his wife, Cindy, in 1995. Michael and Cindy spent three years in China serving through the International Mission Board.  Their daughter, Audrey, was born while they served and spent the last year there with them.

John Dudley

John grew up in Savannah, GA and became a Christian in 1982. He attended Armstrong State College receiving a BS degree in Computer Science. During his time in college he met his wife Rivanna (Ri). They married in 1983 and have two children Jessica (Chris) Dudley and Jamie Mobley.

They moved to Arizona in 1990 and then to Las Vegas in 2010 when John began working for UNLV. He is currently the Associate Director of Enterprise Applications.  John is actively involved in the Worship Core Ministry Team where he leads the Media Ministry.

Doug Franks

Doug Franks was saved when he was nine years old, about 63 years ago. He has been a member of a Southern Baptist church for almost all of his life. Doug is a D-Group leader, attends the men’s Bible study, and is a regular at one of the church’s small groups. He serves as liaison to the Joy Luncheon leaders, serves communion, and serves at many of the church’s events in whatever capacity is needed at the time. He is married to Mary Franks, also an involved church member, and has a step daughter, a strong Christian woman, who lives in the mountains of North Carolina. Doug and Mary have lived in Las Vegas for 26 years and have attended SVBC for over three years.

Calvin Miller Jr
Calvin and Vada Miller have been married 40 years. They have a son and a daughter.  Calvin accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior 57 years ago.
Calvin has been a Member of Spring Valley Baptist Church for 9 years and his current ministries include Sunday School teacher, Deacon and Usher.
Vada and Calvin are actively involved with the Rebuilding Every City Around Peace (RECAP); a collaborative partnership between faith-based leaders, community partners, certified Violence Responders, Volunteers and the LVMPD. They resided in Northern California and relocated to Las Vegas, NV in May 2003.
Don Pahor
Don is a true native Nevada. He was born April 5, 1942 at Las Vegas Hospital. Don graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1960 and joined the reserves after graduation-active duty 6 mos. After high school Don attended NSU and Nevada Reno for three years.

He worked in the sheet metal & air conditioning business for more than 50 years and fully retired in 2010.

Don was saved at Valley Baptist Church March 7, 1974 and baptized a week later.  He joined SVBC January, 2002 and has been involved in AWANA’s 16 years; Children’s Sunday School Teacher 17 years; our Choir for 16 years; Men’s Breakfast 17 years and a Yokefellow/Deacon from 2005 to present.

Jerry Peterson
Jerry was born in Minneapolis and was about 15 when he became a believer in Jesus Christ. He attended Dunwoody College of Technology and then joined the Navy Seabees. After his service in the Navy he attended and was graduated from the University of Minnesota. After college he married a woman he’d met while working at a Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis.  They moved to Los Angeles and he worked for Pacific Telephone (now AT&T).  He had several management positions working with Pacific Telephone in LA, San Francisco and Manhattan, NY.  Retired in 1988 with a good pension. Unfortunately, his first wife died in Las Vegas of cancer after their marriage of 31 years. He met Arlene in a cancer support group, they fell in love and married 23 years ago! Jerry and Arlelne were actively involved at Calvary Chapel Spring Valley for many years, until they became members here at SVBC. He and Arlene and ten children (the youngest is 50), ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren in seven different states!

He and Arlene have been active HOPE chaplains since 1997. 

Terry Stone

Terry grew up in Missouri and was saved at the age of 10. He has been a member of Spring Valley Baptist church for over 16 years and has been serving as a Deacon and adult Sunday school teacher since 2005.  

Terry retired from the Henderson Police Department and over the last 9 plus years has been serving fulltime in the gospel ministry as a Hospice Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator.   

Terry attended Golden Gate Theological Seminary and Andersonville Theological Seminary. He has received his Master of Theology and a Doctor of Biblical Counseling degree from Andersonville Theological Seminary in August of 2012.  

Terry was ordained by Spring Valley Baptist church April 17th, 2016. He and his wife Olga have 3 adult sons, 5 grandsons and 2 granddaughters.

Leo Thomason

Leo has been a Christian for 27 years and is currently an usher during the 10:30 am service. 


He is responsible for all coordination of the Lord’s Supper.

Leo is the Deacon responsible for SVBC Benevolence Program.

Leo and Annalloyd have been married for more than 30 years.  They have one child, Alex Thomason who is a graduate student in Computer Science at UNLV.


Annalloyd and Leo have operated their own business for more than 30 years.

Mike Thompson
Mike was saved when he was 11 years old at First Baptist Church Titusville Florida and has been a member of SVBC since 1985. My ministry involvement includes being a deacon, teaching adult Bible studies and attempting to keep the church physical plant operating.

Mike retired after 41 years of manufacturing titanium metal. He is a widower after 50 years of marriage; his two children live in Los Angeles, CA and Jacksonville, FL.

Dale Wetenkamp

Dale grew up in Utah lived two years in New Mexico, but has been in Nevada most of his life – 45 years. 

He and Vicky have been married 24 years; they have four grown children and three grandchildren.  He’s been a Christian since 1996.  He and Vicky previously attended Calvary Chapel Spring Valley where he served as an elder for more than six years.

Ministries in which he’s involved are: Share Jesus without fear, Men’s Bible study, substitute Sunday School teacher, usher and deacon.

Dale retired after a 40 plus year career in media advertising, sales and management.

Richard Ziser

Richard Ziser was saved at the age of 12.  He has been a member of SVBC for 19 years, and is currently a choir member, Sunday school teacher, small group leader and Chairman of the Deacons.  Past church positions include Elder, pastoral search committees, church building committees and several denominational boards.

Richard also currently serves on the board of the Christian Business Network, the board of the Hastening (a mission’s mobilization ministry) and is an Area Director for the Gideons Intl.  He is a former chairman of Nevada Concerned Citizens, a pro-family public policy organization and a former Chairman of the Coalition for the Protection of Marriage in Nevada. 

Richard is a retired businessman having owned several manufacturing businesses. He holds an Industrial Engineering degree and a Master’s Degree in Christian Apologetics.