Elders and Deacons


Nick Haight is the Pastor of The Cornerstone Bible Church in Sacramento, California. The Church began in 2006 when Nick, along with a number of other families, was sent out to Sacramento by the elders of Community Bible Church in Vallejo, California. With the desire of exalting and proclaiming Christ, Nick is committed to expository preaching and making disciples both in Sacramento and in all the nations. Nick received his MDiv from The Cornerstone Seminary in Vallejo, California, in 2011.

Prior to starting the church, Nick was raised in Spokane, Washington, where Christ saved him in 1983. After graduating from the University of Idaho, he moved to Vallejo, worked for a Bay Area software company for 14 years, and attended Community Bible Church. It was while serving the Lord at CBC as a teacher, Fellowship Group leader, and eventually elder that Nick sensed and pursued the Lord’s calling to preach and shepherd in a full-time capacity.

One of the greatest blessings for Nick was when he married his wife, Rosita, in 1994. They greatly enjoy their life, ministering together and raising their six children.

Patrick Lacson was saved by the preaching of the Word at Community Bible Church in Vallejo, CA.  After college, Patrick served in a few Bay Area churches, being involved in discipleship, youth, and college ministries.  It was through serving in the local church that he desired further training and received his MDiv from The Cornerstone Seminary in Vallejo, CA in 2020.  With a desire to exalt Christ, he has been privileged to train men in India, the Philippines, and Northern California.  At TCBC, Patrick serves as an elder and oversees Finances, Missions, Adult Sunday School, and the Cornerstone Bible Institute.  Patrick and his wife Lisa have been joyfully married since 1998 and are blessed with six children.

Francis Tobias came to know Christ as a young teenager through the gospel ministry of our sending church in Vallejo. Francis, alongside Pastor Nick Haight and numerous other families, was sent out in September 2006 by the elders of CBC Vallejo to plant The Cornerstone Bible Church in the Natomas area of Sacramento – with the desire to exalt and proclaim Jesus Christ! Francis currently serves as an elder overseeing Discipleship, College & Career, as well as our “Next Generation” Student Ministries which includes Nursery, Children’s, Generation to Come, and Youth.  Francis and his wife, Monica, were married in 2007 and have the joy of raising three daughters.



Andy Kotko has been married to his wife Tammy for 12 years and raising two sons who keep them on their toes! Andy helps manage the church building and clean up teams and also facilitates the Encouraging Biblical Manhood (EBM) ministry.  He has served as a teacher in Home Fellowships and Adult Sunday School.  In their free time, they enjoy visiting National Parks and admiring the beauty of God’s creation.




David West is a native of Sacramento and married to Danette and father to six children.  David and Danette have been attending TCBC since 2008.  David helps oversee the Agape ministry at TCBC and teaches in adult ministries.  In his spare time, David loves to read, write, and hike.





Rusty Clark is married to Susie and the father of Hunter, Rae, Taylor, Jack, and Katie Sue.  Rusty and his family are one of the core families who helped plant TCBC in Sacramento.  Rusty oversees Sunday ministry set up and teaches the youth on Sunday mornings.  Rusty enjoys blessing the local body by serving in various ways.  His great joy is spending time with his family.



Ernie Gaddess is married to Beth and they have one daughter and four grandkids. Ernie and Beth have been with TCBC since 2006. Ernie is also an usher/greeter, a Sunday School teacher, and is on the Generations To Come Team. He is truly grateful and feels blessed that God would use him in these ministries




Bill Hunter has been married to his lovely wife Madeline for 54 years.  He has 2 daughters, 8 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.  Bill served TCBC from the very beginning by opening up his home for bible study and worship two years before the church officially began in Sacramento.  He was the first deacon of TCBC and served in multiple areas of building maintenance, ushering, and led the setup and tear down crew when the church was still in “mobile” form.  Today he oversees the agape ministry to help those who are in need and enjoys meeting as many people as possible.