Our leadership



We invite you to sense the presence of the Holy Spirit. Worship the Lord with us and receive the Word of God in your heart. God has a plan for your life!

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you and expected end.  

Jeremiah 29:11

Pastor Jesse Stovall


Jesse Stovall is the founding pastor of Modesto Christian Center, as well as, a retired medical doctor and a community leader dedicated to establishing a strong biblical foundation based on the written Word of God. Pastor Stovall has lived in Modesto for over 50 years and began Modesto Christian Center in 1979. He has been married to his wife Ethel for 60 years. They have three children; Glen (married to Linda), Darrell (married to Theresa), Tina (married to Ronald McClurkin) and eight grandchildren.

Assistant Pastor Darrell Stovall


Darrell has served on the pastoral staff for over 10 years. He received a degree from California State University, Stanislaus and works as a computer technician for the Modesto Unified School District. Darrell's wife, Dr. Theresa Stovall, is a professor at Modesto Junior College. They have three children; Darrell Jr., Titiana, and Darius.