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Ministry Leaders

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. - Colossians 3:16-17



John Kooker - Director of Children's Ministry

John and his wife, Lynnie, moved to North County from Los Angeles in 2015 to be full-time grandparents to three wonderful young grandsons. Having known and ministered with Jon Rourke for six years prior to Jon’s arrival at Tri-City Bible, becoming members of Tri-City was a desire of both John and Lynnie’s hearts. He has been involved in both student and children’s ministries since college. A retired aerospace engineer, he lives with Lynnie in Poway.




Lillian Knight - Director of Women's Ministry

God has given Lillian a deep love for His Word. Her greatest desire is for women to come to faith in Jesus Christ, fully convinced of the goodness of God and His sovereignty over all things. She has written numerous Bible studies based upon the Inductive Bible Study Method, and loves pouring her time and energy into the local church.

Lillian was born in Texas and raised in the South. She grew up in the local church and vividly remembers her parents’ ministry to migrant workers in Florida. Lillian worked in the computer technology industry and volunteered for a many years as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in foster care. She has lived in San Diego since 1995, and she and her husband, Derrick, have been married for more than 20 years. They reside in Carmel Valley.

(760) 659-0160



Drew Gilmore - Young Adults Ministry Leader

Drew is a native San Diegan who joined Tri-City Bible Church in 2017. He graduated from SDSU with a degree in Economics but has since pursued a calling to pastoral ministry. His main goal in ministry is to facilitate gospel-centered fellowship amongst young adults at TCBC. He and his wife, Lauren, live in Oceanside and enjoy spending their free time with friends and eating good food.

(760) 846-1564