Meet the Elders (left to right)
Born in Wheeling, West Virginia
in 1955, Mike Green attended West Virginia University and moved to Phoenix in
1974. He married his high school sweetheart, Ruth, in Sept. 1974. He has been
employed in the fire protection industry for over 25 years. Mike and Ruth have
three children, Alyssa, Jana, and Aaron, a son-in-law, Charles, and son-in-law
Josh, and grandson Josh, Jr. Mike was converted to Christ in his early twenties
and is thankful daily for God’s mercy and preserving grace. He oversees SGBC’s
Care Commission and is involved in family counseling. Mike likes all sports and
enjoys coaching youth basketball.
John was born in Iowa and
converted to Christ at age 16. He has a B.A. and a Th.B. from Faith Baptist Bible
College in Ankeny, Iowa and a M.A. from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh,
Indiana. John has served as a campus missionary and a pastor for 35 years. John's
wife Ann was promoted to glory in November 2006 after 36 years of marriage and five
children. In July 2007 he married Allyn. They united with SGBC in January 2008.
John collects turtles to remind him to be patient and persevere.
Dan Caffese was born in 1954 in Stockton California
and raised in a rural farm setting. He graduated from California
Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 1976 with BS in Electrical
Engineering. He was converted to Christ in his early twenties. He worked in the
fields of electrical and software engineering for 24 years. He pastored
Emmanuel Bible Church in Tempe/Mesa from 1987 to 1997. In August of 1998 he
became the interim pastor of Sovereign Grace Bible Church, Phoenix, and in May
of 2000 he accepted a call to be SGBC’s permanent pastor. He has been married
to his wife, Carole, since 1977. He also enjoys the outdoors, books on physics,
and losing to his wife when they play Scrabble.
Victor Harris and his wife
Sunny have been members of Sovereign Grace Bible Church for over twenty years.
They have been married for twenty-seven years and have two sons, Lee and Jacob.
Vic oversees church financial matters along with other shepherding matters. He
and Sunny are coordinators for the Financial Peace University and provide
marital/financial counseling for families. Vic is retired military (U.S.A.F.)
and currently an inspector for the City of Phoenix. He enjoys working out and
playing golf. He has a B.S. in Management and Human Resources and is pursuing
his master’s degree in Management.