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 nine 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"  Linked HERE   to your church health and growth initiatives. 


Email: domlawler@att.net  

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 15+ 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 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 davidson@tbcvacaville.com.




  • Vice moderator -

    Ryan Rippee

    Dr. Ryan Rippee is the President of Cornerstone Bible College and Seminary in Vallejo, CA and the founding Church Planter/Pastor of Trinity Church of Benicia.

    Contact Ryan at ryan@trinitybenicia.com.





  • Treasurer -
    Georgiana Maddocks

    Georgiana has served as our Associational Administrative Assistant for over fifteen years.  Contact Georgiana at redwoodempire@att.net 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 jwatson@nhcsvallejo.org or 707.644.5286.





  • Incarnational ministry catalyst -

    Nicholas Ebuen

    Nick is church planter / Pastor of F3 Ministries in Vacaville, a house church network model church. Inspiring and executing Christ-like service out in the community is a strategic focus of Nick's ministry, including Tim Tebow's
    "A Night to Shine!" event for people with special needs. Learn how to put skin on Jesus in your neighborhood by contacting Nick at nicke.f3ministries@gmail.com.



  • Embraceable evangelism 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. Miguel is a long-time advocate and administrator of Leadership Development through Gateway Seminary and directs the REBA Advance  program at San Quentin Prison.  miguelrodriguez@lincolnhillchurch.com




  • Lifestyle discipleship catalyst -

    John Armstrong

    John serves as Pastor of Castlewood Baptist Church in Vallejo, and previously served youth at Immanuel Church in Highland, CA. Contact John at pastor@castlewoodbaptist.org





  • Church multiplication catalyst- 

    Howard Burkhart

    Dr. Howard Burkhart is a member of LifeChurch Vallejo and lives in Benicia.   Contact Howard to gain insights and guidance for planting and replanting churches at howardburkhart3@gmail.com or 707.746.8782.