Don was born in Redding California in 1953. He grew up mainly in the Redding, California, area and graduated from Central Valley High in 1971.
After a failed marriage and the birth of his son Sean in Billings Montana on July 4, 1976, Don returned to California in November of 1978.
On December 13, 1978, Don gave his life to the Lord. Shortly after that he met Sue at New Life Assembly in Marysville, Ca. On Valentine’s Day 1979, they began dating and were married on October 20, 1979.
After graduating from Bible School in May of 1981 he was offered a position in Burney, California. Don and Sue moved to Burney in August of 1981. They became the Associate Pastors in charge of the Christian School for Burney Assembly of God. Their son Austin was born in Burney in May of 1983.
In August of 1983 the Lord opened the door for them to became the Pastors of Grace Bible Church in Bieber, CA. This turned out to be a unique opportunity. Don and Sue were both saved in the Assemblies of God and the church in Beiber was not of the Pentecostal persuasion. They taught the Word of God without compromise and God blessed and changed many lives. The ministry grew and flourished under their leadership. Their daughter Jamie was born there in October of 1985.
In June of 1989, Don and Sue followed the leading of the Lord and left Bieber moving to Cameron Park, California. It was here that they launched Solid Rock Faith Center in August of 1989. They knew they had found their home, and the place where they would reach and fulfill their destiny in God. Their son, Cody, was born here in May of 1990.
Solid Rock Faith Center was started in the conference room of the Super 8 Motel in Cameron Park, CA, in August of 1989. SRFC moved into their 3rd location in 1994 and has expanded to over 18,000 sq. ft. of facility. In October of 2006, they opened the Lords Gym of El Dorado County, Inc., a youth sports outreach facility. This had been a vision of SRFC since 1999.
Their son Sean is Associate Pastor, Director of our Lord's Gym and he and his wife Dana lead Rise Student Ministries. He preaches and teaches in various capacities at Solid Rock Faith Center. Most importantly, he is the proud husband of Dana Pritchard and the father of their 4 children… Jacob, Chase, Ben, and Gracelyn.
Their son Austin is married to Teresa and they are Associate Pastors at The Intersection in Gettysburg, PA. They are the proud parents of Aurora Joy, and are expecting granddaughter #4.
Their daughter Jamie is married to Bryan Brown and they both have great careers and live near bye. They are the proud parents of Jackson and Ella…
Their son Cody graduated from Chico State and lives in Modesto. He just started his professional career… and we are proud of him and praying for his wife to be!
They are truly blessed and thankful to the Lord for His goodness in the lives of all their children and grandchildren!