Our Elders

Mike Green
Mike was 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, He also has a grandson named, 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 Tock
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 over 40 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. He has written two books: “Making Springs in the Valley of Baca” and “God, Land and Man.”

Dan Caffese
Dan 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
Victor  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.