Pastors & Staff

Walter Price

Interim Pastor

Walter and Janet make their permanent home in Beaumont, CA, where he was a pastor for 32 years. They have 5 adult children and 5 grandchildren. He is hopeful that the time at FirstSF will mean more progress and joy in the faith for our church. One thing most people don’t know about him is that he once caddied in the Bing Crosby Pro-Am. If he had one place to eat in SF, it would be Bubba Gump’s.

David Busch

Minister of Music & Worship Arts / Building Manager

David is from Detroit, Michigan. Two things most people don't know is that he is shy and that he has played music in all but 4 states! If he could eat anywhere in SF, it would be a place that has a warm atmosphere with books and beautiful architecture accompanied by family and friends.

Bryan Brown

Minister of Youth & Young Adults / FIT Greeters & Security Leader

Bryan Brown grew up in Western New York. He is passionate about investing in the next generation of leaders and students at FirstSF. Most people don't know that Bryan almost went to college to play basketball. If he could eat anywhere in SF, he'd eat at Souvla (have you had their fries?).

Eric Gray

Staff Manager & Community Group Leader

Eric and his wife, Sandra, have been married for 33 years and have 2 adult children, Jason and Elise, who live in Texas.  They moved to San Francisco 6 years ago from Plano, TX and have fallen in love with the City.  Eric and Sandra both love the opportunity to serve alongside an incredibly diverse congregation, united by a desire to love and live for Jesus. Most people don't know about Eric is that he has ridden on the Goodyear blimp. If he could eat anywhere in SF, it would be at Myriad Gastropub.

Jessie Deol

Children's Ministry Director

Jessie was born and raised in Northern California and moved to San Francisco in 2007.  Her heart's greatest desire is for people (of all ages) to know Jesus, and for those who know Him to grow deeper in relationship with Him. Most people don't know that she was a spelling bee champ in elementary school. If she could eat anywhere in SF, it would be Live Sushi Bar in Potrero Hill.

Samantha F.

Volunteer Coordinator

Samantha (or Sam) is from the Dallas area and has called SF home for 8 years. She loves to explore other cultures and listening to people's life stories.  Most people don't know that she  collects a patch from every place she travels to. If she could eat anywhere in SF, she would eat at Old Mandarin Islamic Restaurant.

Wilfred S.

Director of Community Outreach

Wilfred is from South Asia.  He is passionate about creating opportunities and inspiring people to cross boundaries to share the gospel in meaningful ways. Most people don't know that he is a bookworm, reading several books a month. If he could eat anywhere in SF, it would be at home to enjoy whatever his incredible wife, Carolina, makes.

AmyEstelle Trout

Office & Events Manager

Born and raised in SF -- for AmyEstelle to say that she loves The City and its people is an understatement! Her parents started attending FirstSF in the early 80s. She even met her husband, Trout, at this church on Christmas Day! AmyEstelle and her family love serving the Lord in this city and sharing the love of Jesus with people they ride with on Muni, their neighbors and pretty much anyone they meet. Food in SF? She loves almost all of it! But at this exact moment, she would eat at The Dancing Yak on Valencia!

Jack Swihart

Head Custodian

Jack is from Goshen, Indiana. He is a faithful worker and has been a member at FirstSF for 35 years. Most people don't know that Jack loves to eat prime rib and steaks. If he could eat anywhere in SF, it would be House of Prime Rib.