Senior Pastor – Exter Hardy

Exter Hardy has been the Pastor at Pole Line Road Baptist Church in Davis, CA since March 1991. Prior to Davis, he served churches in California, Australia, Georgia, and Tennessee. Exter grew up in the South & graduated from the University of Tennessee. While in college, Exter felt God leading him to learn sign language. Later he served as a missionary to the deaf. He also has two deaf sons, thus Exter is fluent in sign language and preaches simultaneously in English & sign language. He has ministered coast to coast and on six continents.

He received his Master of Divinity and Doctorate of Ministry from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. He also has a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from California State University, Sacramento. He has one book published: “Does Ministry Have to Hurt so Much?”

Exter has four children; Otavio, Lauren (husband: Adam & son: Lincoln), Charles (wife: Shaunah & daughters: Hannah & MacKenzie, son: Logan), & Joseph (wife: Christiana). He is a licensed Foster Care home with Yolo County and an AYSO soccer coach & referee.

Worship/Outreach Director – Juan W. Winstead

Juan W. Winstead

Juan W. Winstead is a native of Virginia and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Musical Studies from Chowan University in Murfreesboro, North Carolina. Prior to his arrival in Davis, he was a musician and committed member of First Baptist Church of Murfreesboro where he served in the music and deacon ministry. He also held the position of Director of Bands for Hertford County High School of Ahoskie, North Carolina. There he directed an award winning marching band and wind ensemble. His current role here at Pole Line Road Baptist Church is serving as the Worship/Outreach Director since July of 2017. Juan is the Director of Bands at Woodland Christian School.

Secretary – Pat Coker

Pat Coker
 started as the church secretary in September 2010. She has one son, Joseph, and one daughter, Carrie (husband: Matt and children: Audrey & Lucas). Pat loves spending time with family & friends and being involved in church activities & ministries.

College Intern – Calvin Lamar Carter

Calvin Lamar Carter, from Franklin, Virginia, holds a B.S. in IDS Music degree from Chowan University.  Calvin has performed as a soloist in Pepper Choplin’s “Psalm 23:  A Journey with The Shepherd” in the Lincoln Center in New York City, Handel’s “Messiah” at Campbell University’s Spring Concert, Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms”, Mozart’s “Requiem” at Chowan University, and “Missa Brevis” for Wake Forest County Private School.  He continues to perform as a soloist and guest conductor for local organizations and churches.  Calvin is a member of the North Carolina Master Chorale and the 105 Voices of History National Choir for HBCUs.

He has sung background for national recording Jazz & Gospel artists Kim Burrell & Shirley Caesar in Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.  Calvin has served as Director of Choirs at multiple churches in both Virginia & North Carolina.  he is currently teaching Science & Social Studies at S. P. Morton Elementary School, coaching the Franklin High School girls tennis team, and also a Young Lions Mentor – mentoring middle & high school African American boys from the surrounding counties. Whenever Calvin has free time, he loves to bake, sing, or arrange music.

Calvin will be giving individual voice lessons while he is here from June 24 to August 20, 2019. Call or email the church to get signed up. 530-753-4315 or