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 is married to God’s blessing, Lisa. They have eight children & seven grandchildren: Jon (wife Nicki & 2 children), Amy, Tracy, Otavio, Lauren (husband Adam & son), Charles (wife Shaunah & 3 children), Joseph (wife Christiana & son), & Emily. He has worked with the Yolo County Foster Care program, AYSO soccer program, and has performed in the Davis Musical Theater.
Worship/Outreach Director – 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 & his wife, Fauna, make their home in Woodland where he 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. Her late husband was a Pastor, mostly serving small churches. She is very comfortable in Pole Line Road Baptist Church as it has that “small church family” feeling even though it’s not a small church.