Big Valley Grace Leadership

Joel Boone, BVG Senior Pastor

Greetings! My name is Joel Boone and I serve as the Senior Pastor of Big Valley Grace Community Church. Let me share some of my life with you:


I was born and raised in Modesto, CA. and have been a part of BVG staff since 2003. I have served in various leadership roles and helped launch our Ceres Campus as the Lead Pastor in 2019. In 2021, I had the privilege and honor of becoming the Senior Pastor of Big Valley Grace Community Church.


My high school sweetheart, Sarah, and I have been married for 20 years. Together, we happily raise nine children and enjoy a lifestyle of many activities.


I have earned a Bachelors in Biblical Studies and am currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree in Pastor Studies. 1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 has been inspiration that has solidified my path in fulfilling the mandate to make disciples for the kingdom.

Online Campus Leadership

Brandon Peterson, Online Campus Pastor

Welcome to BVG Online! I’m Brandon, Campus Pastor for this new Online Campus of Big Valley Grace! 


In this increasingly digital age we live and in light of our online efforts in response to COVID-19, I have the great joy of spearheading our efforts to reach, disciple, and offer ministry online. I love it. I love the team I serve on and above all I love the one whom I serve, King Jesus. 


Modesto, CA is my hometown and BVG has been my home church for most of my life. I’ve served on staff since 2013 in a variety of leadership roles, including kids, youth, young adults, worship, and communications. My wife, Andréa, and I have been married since 2009 and have 3 young children; our twins Autumn & Davey and our youngest son, Micah. 


I hold a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary and a BA in History from UCLA. I love single origin espresso, coastal cheddar, and just about any activity that gets me outside with my family.