Bob Lawler

mission catalyst

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 at San Quentin State Penitentiary. He has also served two terms 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. 


Phone or TXT: 707.249.4139

Snail Mail: PO Box 2042, Vacaville, CA 95696

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

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.


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 catalytic leaders for our four Missional Objectives  (Incarnational Ministry, Embraceable Evangelism, Lifestyle Discipleship, and Church Multiplication).

  • Moderator -
    Greg Davidson

    Greg is the Senior Pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, Vacaville, where he has served since the Spring of 2014. 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

  • Treasurer -
    Georgiana Maddocks

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

  • Clerk-historian -
    James Watson

    James serves as Congregational Pastor of North Hills Church, Vallejo. Prior to his leadership there, Pastor Watson served as Associate Pastor  at Trinity Baptist Church in Livermore, CA. Contact James at or 707.644.5286.

  • Church multiplication catalyst - 

    Howard Burkhart

    Howard is a member of Vallejo International Baptist Church, lives in Benicia, and serves the North American Mission Board as the West Coast Church Replant  Specialist. Contact Howard to gain insights and guidance for planting and replanting churches at or 707.746.8782.

  • Incarnational ministry catalyst -

    Nick Ebuen

    Nick is Church Planter/Pastor of F3 Ministries (Faith, Family, Fellowship) in Vacaville. Pastor Ebuen is a bivocational pastor who regularly designs and executes community ministry with his congregation . Contact Nick to gain insights and encouragement for initiating community ministry at your church at

  • Lifestyle discipleship catalyst -

    Miguel Rodriguez

    Miguel is Pastor of Lincoln Hill Community Church in San Rafael. LHCC is a multi-cultural church where Miguel preaches alternating in Spanish and English. It is a linguistic feat to behold!  Contact Miguel at

  • 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 or 707.249.4139.

  • 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 or 707.249.4139.