Bob lawler

mission catalyst (dom)

In August, 2010, Bob left his staff position as Associate Pastor to Dr. Leroy Gainey at First Baptist, Vacaville to assume the role of Associational Director of Missions (now referred to as Mission Catalyst). Bob serves REBA's 50 churches and teaches in Gateway Seminary's ADVANCE Leadership Development program behind the walls at San Quentin State Penitentiary. He currently also serves as the Vice President of the California Directors of Missions Fellowship.


Bob earned the Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in Christian Education from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (now Gateway Seminary of the SBC).


Bob served for one year as Baptist Campus Minister at the College of Marin, 

as Pastor of North Shore Baptist Church, Peabody, MA for ten years, and as Associate Pastor at FBC, Vacaville for over eight years. 


Your Mission Catalyst has a servant's heart. Invite Bob to apply his "Tool Kit" to your church health and growth initiatives. 


Read Bob's insights into New Testament texts at his blog, With Christ in the Redwoods, or explore his thoughts on discipleship at  Why I Follow Jesus.


Email: domlawler@att.net  

Phone or TXT: 707.249.4139

Snail Mail: PO Box 2042, Vacaville, CA 95696

georgiana maddocks

Administrative Assistant

Georgiana has served the Redwood Empire for over 10 years as its Administrative Assistant. She holds the corporate office of Secretary, and performs the regular accounting functions for the Association, as well as for Cazadero Baptist Camp. Georgiana is the Registrar for the Redwood Empire School of Ministry, our seminary-based ADVANCE certificate and diploma program. She ministers to women and children at her home church in Vacaville (FBC), has a special companion in her dog, Sadie, and is rarely without chocolate.


Email: redwoodempire@att.net   

Phone: 707.761.1346

Snail Mail: PO Box 2042, Vacaville, CA 95696


officers of the association

The Leadership Team of REBA consists of the Mission Catalyst, four officers (Moderator, Vice Moderator, Treasurer, and Clerk-Historian), and four catalytic leaders for each of our Missional Goals (Incarnational Ministry, Embraceable Evangelism, Lifestyle Discipleship, and Church Planting).

  • moderator - Greg Davidson

    Greg is the Senior Pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, Vacaville, where he has served since the Spring of 2014. Prior to that, Pastor Greg has served in ministry for over 40 years, pastoring churches in South and North Carolina, and in Florida. Contact Greg at 707.448.5430 or davidson@tbcvacaville.com.



  • vice moderator - 

    No one is serving in this role at this time. If you would like to participate in the life and work of our Association of churches in the role of Vice Moderator, please contact Mission Catalyst Bob Lawler at domlawler@att.net or 707.249.4139.



  • treasurer - georgiana maddocks

    Georgiana is our Associational Administrative Assistant and is an active member at First Baptist Church, Vacaville. Contact Georgiana at redwoodempire@att.net or 707.761.1346.




  • clerk-historian - wyatt duncan

    Wyatt serves as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Vacaville. Prior to his leadership there, Pastor Duncan led a church in Yuma, CO. Contact Wyatt at duncan@fbcvv.com or 707.448.6209.





  • church planting catalyst - 

    howard burkhart

    Howard is a member of Vallejo International Baptist Church, lives in Benicia, and serves the national denomination, state convention, and local associations as a Church Planting Catalyst. Contact Howard to gain insights and guidance for planting churches at hburkhart@namb.net or 707.746.8782.


  • incarnational ministry catalyst -

    rondall leggett

    Rondall is Pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church in Marin City. Pastor Leggett has been recognized by city and state officials for his work in leading his church to be a difference maker in their community. Rondall takes the church outside the walls. Contact Pastor Leggett to gain insights and guidance for initiating or improving community ministry at your church.

    rleggett@comcast.net or 415.332.2826.


  • lifestyle discipleship catalyst -

    No candidate at this time. If you would like the opportunity to facilitate training, equipping, and networking in the area of Discipleship here in the Redwood Empire, please contact Bob Lawler at domlawler@att.net or 707.249.4139.




  • embraceable evangelism catalyst -

    No candidate at this time. If you would like the opportunity to  facilitate training, equipping, and networking in the area of evangelism here in the Redwood Empire, please contact Bob Lawler at domlawler@att.net or 707.249.4139.