Leadership & Staff
Pastor Adam Tyson
Pastor Adam was born and raised in a Christian home in Georgia. After attending medical school he became a physician’s assistant and worked in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery in Savannah for four years. While serving in his local church he felt an overwhelming desire to pursue the glory of God through theological training and the opportunity to serve the Lord in full time ministry. Adam had the privilege of attending The Master’s Seminary for both a M.Div. (2005) and a D.Min. (2013). Adam served as an associate pastor of student ministries and outreach at Lakeside Bible Church in Montgomery, Texas for seven and a half years. Adam has a passion for expository preaching, biblical counseling, world-wide missions, and for reaching the community of Santa Clarita with the Gospel! Adam has been married to his lovely wife, Lisa, since 2004 and they have been blessed with five children: Anna, Nate, Micaiah, Hudson, and Zoe.
Pastor Steve Severance
Pastor Steve came to Placerita Baptist Church in 2001. He was saved in 1971 and has been involved over the years as a deacon, youth leader, teacher, and discipler in churches in Ohio, Michigan, New York, and California. He holds a bachelors degree in economics from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Steve and his wife Judy have been happily married since June 1963 and have four grown, married children: Steve, Scott, Mark, & Julie, and 16 grandchildren.
Josh was born and raised in a Christian home in Southern California. He is the oldest of three boys who all began their musical interests in the church. His family has attended Grace Community Church, in Sun Valley, CA since 1993 and according to Josh it was the instruction of his parents and support of godly small group leaders and discipleship that the Lord used to redeem his soul and give him a passion for ministry. Josh attended The Master’s College where he graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and more importantly where he met his lovely bride, Briana, whom he’s been married to for a year and a half. Throughout this time he continued to serve in music ministry under the leadership of Pastors Austin Duncan and Andrew Gutierrez, leading music for youth, retreats and conferences. Josh has a passion to see the church erupt in its affections for Christ and proclaim biblical truth through singing to the only One who is worthy of our praise!
Terry McClain grew up in the San Fernando Valley and moved to the Santa Clarita Valley in 1982. She and her husband, Jeff, and two children, Cooper and Taylor, have been attending Placerita Baptist Church since the spring of 1999. Jeff and Terry have been married since 1981. Terry has been involved in the Women's Ministry in the Communications Branch, the Children's Ministry, the AWANA program, the Audio/Visual Ministry, and the PBC Choir along with other various ministries. Terry's husband, Jeff, is the Custodian at Placerita Church and they are both blessed to serve in the Lord's house. Placerita Baptist Church is currently their home church.
Krista Stolarski grew up in Santa Clarita and by God’s amazing grace she was saved and baptized at an early age. She became a member of Placerita Baptist Church in April of 2005. Since being at PBC, Krista has had the opportunity to serve with the children’s and music ministries. She attended The Master’s College and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music. Krista is the daughter of David and Gloria Stolarski who currently serve the Lord in Provo, Utah.
Jeff McClain grew up in the San Fernando Valley and moved to the Santa Clarita Valley in 1982. He and his wife, Terry, and two children, Cooper and Taylor, have been attending Placerita Baptist Church since the spring of 1999. Jeff and Terry have been married since 1981. Jeff has been involved in several men's ministries as well as helping other PBC ministries with the facilitation and use of the PBC campus. Jeff uses his skills to maintain and upgrade the PBC campus. Placerita Baptist Church is currently their home church.