Johnnie Sloan was born in Modesto. He is married with three children. He and his wife have been serving the Lord since they were married. Essentially, from the beginning, they have served under the mentorship of Pastor Heinrich. Johnnie has a heart to serve his local church and shepherd God's flock here at Sovereign Grace. He is a graduate of City Seminary of Sacramento with an emphasis on New Testament and Theology. It is Pastor Sloan's strong conviction that man's purpose is to glorify God to the fullest in every and all aspects of life and that this is only accomplished when Scripture is properly expounded, grasped, applied, and lived in the local Church as her members feast on the nourishing Word of God.
Though, technically, no longer on staff or an officer of SGBC, Pastor Heinrich still serves SGBC in various capacities as the Lord leads. His wisdom and guidance being the founding Pastor of our church are very much active at SGBC and remains current as he teaches classes and fills the pulpit when needed.
William H. Heinrich was born and raised in Modesto. He was faithfully taken to the Old German Baptist Brethren Church. He's been married since 1960 and has four children and thirteen grandchildren. In 1966, God saved them and they became members of the church of their background. In 1970, William entered into San Francisco Baptist Theological Seminary and left the OGB church because of the Doctrines of Grace. In 1972, William transferred to Grace Theological Seminary and graduated from there in 1973. He pastored for twelve and a half years at First Baptist Church of Delphi, Indiana followed by fifteen years at First Baptist Church of Ceres, California. On August 19, 2001, the Lord led him to start Sovereign Grace Baptist Church of Modesto, California.