Pastors & Staff

Dr. Jonathan Stricklin

Lead Pastor

Jonathan Stricklin was born and raised in a Christian home in northern California. He came to saving faith in Jesus Christ as a child and was blessed to grow in sanctification under the ministry of Foothill Bible Church in Lincoln, CA.

In college, Jon sensed the Lord calling him into pastoral ministry. Jon pursued a theological education, earning his B.A. at Calvary Bible College in Kansas City, MO, as well as an M.Div. and D.Min. at The Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, CA.

Prior to coming to Grace Bible Church of Cedar Ridge in 2021, Jon has served as Lead Pastor in Porterville, CA, and as the Broadcast Editor for John MacArthur’s radio ministry, Grace to You, in Valencia, CA.

Jon’s greatest earthly joy is his family. He and his wife, Lisa, have been married for nearly three decades, and are blessed with four wonderful children, two sons-in-law, and three adorable grandchildren.

His greatest ministry desire and lifelong aspiration is to be used by God as a shepherd. All of Jon’s efforts as a pastor – through preaching, discipleship, administration, and evangelism – are done for the purpose of caring for souls as they are conformed to the image of Christ (Colossians 1:28-29).

Keith Brown


I was raised Catholic and I thought that I knew God, but I felt that something was missing. After searching for God for several years, God brought to faith in the truth of His Son in 1979. Since that time God has given me a hunger for His Word, to quote Paul Little, I wanted “to know what I believe and why I believe it.” I want to know what the Bible means by what it says. I love apologetics.

Since that time, I have been privileged that God has used me in the body of Christ as a teacher and an elder.

I am married 42 years with 3 children and 12 grandchildren. I am self-employed as a licensed architect and a professional artist. I get excited to see God’s people come to a greater understanding of His Word and therefore a greater understanding His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.