Leadership Team:

 

Rev. Dr. Danny L. Jack, Senior Pastor

Previously, he was director of pastoral care at San Joaquin Gardens, a continuing care facility and from 1992 to 1996 in private practice as a Marriage and Family Counselor. From 1978 to 1996 he served as a commissioned Home Missionary for the American Baptist Churches USA. He has also served Wolcott Baptist Church, Bethel Neighborhood Center, and started the first Hmong Baptist Church in the United States. Danny has been a much sought after speaker on church growth and new church development. He started ‘The Vital Signs” program to address psychological, emotional, and spiritual needs through a 6-week seminar format to be used in hospitals, corporate and institutional settings. Subsequently, in 1995 he was nominated by the American Baptist Homes Association as an “Innovator of the Year” for his endeavors. He is also listed in the “Who’s Who of Religion” and is noted as an individual of Biographical Record in “Personalities in America” being granted the privilege of placing “ABS” after his name. Danny has served on the Human Rights Commission, the Mental Health Task Force and was recognized by the California State Assembly for his work in establishing “grass roots response to critical needs in Fresno.” Danny is the author of several scholarly monographs on topics ranging from the Muscovite Church in Russia to utilizing behavioral techniques for the difficult child and is a frequent contributor to devotional publications such as “The Secret Place”. Danny and his family have also been featured in a documentary that describes the missionary endeavors of the American Baptist to the Southeast Asians here in the United States.

You can keep up with Pastor Jack on his blog at: halak.org

 

Jeff Burkett, Music Director

Although Jeff was actively directing various musical groups such as, handbell choirs, vocal groups, instrumental groups, and drama since 1988, his formal musical career began in 1994 after he graduated from Fresno Pacific University earning him a Bachelor of Arts degree with an emphasis in Church Music, Vocal, and Music Composition. After graduation, he immediately took a full-time position as Music and Youth Director at a church in Reedley, CA. Jeff Burkett joined the FCBC staff as Worship Director in 2006 as Director of Worship and Arts.

Some of the highlights of Jeff’s musical career have been as guest conductor for the Caminul Felix Children’s Choir of Romania during their United States tour, directing and producing many church drama and musical presentations, and also composing and arranging for several church choirs and special events over the years.

Jeff is also employed as a music educator for three schools for the Clovis Unified School District. He is married to his wife, Lenora, who is also music educator for Clovis Unified specializing in elementary vocal music.