Our Staff Team 

Jesse Whitford

Lead Pastor

Jesse, who spent most of his childhood in Baker City, graduated from Boise Bible College in 2005 with a BA in Christian Education and Preaching.  Jesse and his wife Jen began serving in Children and Youth ministry in the fall of 2005 and in April of 2010 Jesse transitioned into the Lead Pastor role at BCCC.  Jesse and Jen have two children, Jayden and Jace.  Jesse is passionate about teaming with families, youth and children, in an effort to help them fulfill God's purposes for their life.  Jesse and Jen feel very blessed to have the opportunity to work with this body of believers and in this community of Baker City, OR.  

Beth DeMastus

Children's director

Beth DeMastus started at Baker City Christian Church in August of 2016.  Beth and her husband, Cliff have a daughter named Elsie and son named Nolan.  They have been members of BCCC for several years.  They both have a deep Christ-centered love for children and families and a strong desire to help others grow in their knowledge and love of Christ.  Beth has a BA in Elementary Education.  She has spent the past two years as the 1st and 2nd grade teacher at Brooklyn Primary.  Beth is excited to be a part of the staff a Baker City Christian Church and reach out to children in the community.

Leann VanDyken

children & youth administrator

Leann VanDyken is joining our staff team as the children and youth administrator.  Leann has participated in youth and children's ministry for many years at their previous church in Northwest Washington.  She also ran the care ministry for 5 years, which worked to serve the public and those who needed more support in the community.  Ben and Leann have two daughters; Chloe (12) and Lexi (10) and are very excited to be a part of the staff at Baker City Christian Church!

Whitney Witherspoon

Administrative assistant

Whitney began serving as the administrative assistant at BCCC in April of 2016.  Whitney has a deep desire for ministry and loves to use her administrative skills to further God's kingdom.  She grew up in Union and was active in her church.  She attended EOU and continued to serve through Christian summer camps and children's groups.  Whitney has her B.A. degree in Business Management and has worked in several positions that have utilized her administrative and organizational gifts.  Whitney and her husband, Kelby are excited to make Baker City their home and serve in the community.

Bob Borders

building and grounds maintenance director

Bob Borders started taking care of the building and facilities at BCCC in 2019.  Bob can fix just about anything, and loves working behind the scenes. Bob has a heart for serving God and others and is a huge blessing to BCCC.