Pastor Gary D. Jordan
1 Corinthians 15:58
"Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain."
Pastor Gary D. Jordan was born in Florence, Arizona. He was raised by his mother and father in Coolidge, Arizona until the age of twelve. Moving to Los Angeles, California, and eventually to Pomona, California, he graduated from Ganesha High School in 1976.
In 1985, he began a career with the California Department of Corrections, where he worked for twenty eight years, retiring as a Special Agent, assigned to Internal Affairs and Criminal Investigations. He worked for the Department of Corrections until his retirement in 2010.
Pastor Jordan received an Associate Degree in Biblical Studies in 2011 from Andersonville Seminary in Camilla, Georgia. In addition to his Associate Degree, he also holds a Bachelor Degree in Theology, and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity Degree.
Pastor Jordan is active in the local community, currently serving on the Board of Directors for Community Action Partnership (CAPSLO), a California non-profit organization, that aims to empower individuals and families to achieve economic self-sufficiency and self-determination through a comprehensive array of community based programs and actions.
Pastor Jordan also serves on the Board of Directors for the Adult Daycare (ADC), which focuses on providing respite to family caregivers and quality care to aging loved ones with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other cognitive impairments. Pastor Jordan further serves as the Moderator for the Coast Counties Missionary Baptist District Association.
Pastor Jordan accepted his calling to preach the Gospel in April, 2010 while serving as a deacon at Second Baptist Church in Paso Robles, California. He continued in ministry work at Second Baptist, serving as the Assistant to the Pastor for three years.
In April, 2015 he was elected Pastor of Second Baptist Church, where he currently continues to do the work for which he was called.
Pastor Jordan and Elizabeth (Liz) Alice Jordan have been married for twenty three years, with whom they have raised four children (Shanice, Jason, Mesha, and Christopher). Pastor Jordan and Sister Liz also have four grandchildren.