Welcome to Our Leadership Team page!


We are a group that loves Jesus and loves you, too.  It is our desire to not only honor Christ through our service to His Church and the world, but also set the tone for ministry at El Camino.  We pray that our lives inspire you to deeper involvement and commitment in serving Jesus here.

Senior Pastor

Dr. Jim Meek

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Dr. Meek accepted the call to El Camino Baptist Church as full-time senior pastor, October 9, 2016. He comes to us having served in four churches over the last 40 years. He says, "I am willing to serve wherever God wants me to serve". His ministry includes starting a new church in Reno, Nevada. "My goal is to honor Christ by helping people become like Christ through receiving Him and depending on Him".

His ministry has impacted the lives of many where he has led churches to reach their community for Christ, having baptized over 2,400 over the years. He has led in growing churches in the ministry of the Word through Sunday School, worship and giving, including the support of the Southern Baptist Cooperative Program.

Dr. Meek received his Masters of Divinity and Doctorate of Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. He and his wife, Nancie, have three children and 2 grandchildren.

Assistant to the Pastor / Children's Director

Cheyenne Rienks

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Cheyenne was born and raised in the Arden-Arcade, Sacramento area. JD and Cheyenne met and married at El Camino Baptist Church in 2005. They moved to San Diego to help raise JD’s two daughters Maddi and Kylie. While in San Diego, Cheyenne and JD liked to visit Mexico and help the La Roca Ministries by participating in bible studies and speaking at special events. They were able to do this with the training they received through Bible Study Fellowship. They both served as leaders and attended BSF for 7 years.


Spring Valley Community church is where they served and called their church home while in San Diego. Cheyenne sang on the praise team from time to time and eventually started a greeting ministry. JD started a Men’s Ministry and created the church logo. JD and Cheyenne eventually moved to First Baptist Church of Mira Mesa in San Diego (now called Summit Church). Cheyenne worked part time as the kid’s Director for FBCMM for the next 3 years.


After 12 years of living San Diego, JD and Cheyenne moved back home to Sacramento in January 2017 to be close to family. They are excited to back with the El Camino church and love to be a part of the ministry. Cheyenne earned her Bachelors of Science degree in 2006 from University of Phoenix and her Masters in Organizational Management in 2013 from Ashford University.

Minister of Worship

Sallyann Brittain

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Sallyann was born and raised in Sacramento, California.  Some of her fondest memories growing up were those made at El Camino Baptist church as a child and teen. With an amazing youth group and choir, she fell in love with singing and playing the piano. Sallyann plays many instruments but her favorite to play is the piano and trumpet. After getting her Associates Degree in music, she married her college sweetheart Kyle Brittain in 2005. Sallyann Earned her Bachelor’s of Management Degree in 2008 from the University of Phoenix. In 2009, Sallyann and Kyle had an addition to their family, Sienna Natalia Brittain. She also leads chapel for Wonderland Christian School.  Above all else, Sallyann is amazed and privileged that God has given her the heart of music as one of her talents. It is not only a passion of hers to bring people to the heart of God; it is also her calling.

Favorite Food: Mexican; Favorite Solo artist: Harry Connick Jr. and Natalie Grant; Favorite Song: Song to the King (Natalie Grant); Favorite band: Need to Breathe; Hobby: Crafting of any kind

Life Verse: Ephesians 5 1-2 Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that.”  (The  Message Version)

Student Director

Greg Horton

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Gregory Horton has lived in the Sacramento area since 1998 when his family moved and settled down here. He grew up serving in Boy Scouts of America, and earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 2008. Greg attributes many of his values and service-oriented attitude to his years in Boy Scouts. This may also be where he developed his passion for working with and developing youth.

Greg attended Rio Americano High School where he met his wife, Kim Horton.  After graduating from high school in 2008, he spent a year living and working in San Francisco, CA. He then moved back to Sacramento and began working full-time.

Greg started attending El Camino Baptist Church in 2008 after Kim invited him to attend with her. He came to accept God as his Lord and Savior, and was baptized in 2010. Since then, he has served as a leader in El Camino’s youth department. After marrying in 2013, Greg and his wife moved to the Bay Area where they attended Hillview Baptist Church in Fremont, CA. Greg had the pleasure of teaching in their youth department, organizing their annual summer festival, and running the sound booth. Then in 2015, Greg and his wife moved back to Sacramento and rejoined El Camino Baptist Church.  Since then, they have welcomed their daughter, Reyna Camille Horton, and settled in to their new home in Citrus Heights. Greg is serving as Youth Leader and chair of the Fall Festival planning committee. He truly enjoys getting to work with our youth to teach them to love God and develop them into future leaders.

Greg’s hobbies included collecting and playing board games; a love that probably started from playing Cribbage against his late Uncle Camille.  Aside from games, Greg loves the outdoors, and enjoys backpacking and hiking. Of course, he always enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, corgi Amelia, and other family and friends.

Preschool Director

Kimberly Horton

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We are excited to announce your new Nursery/Preschool Director – Kimberlyn Horton. Congrats! Keep Kim in your Prayers for God to lead in this Ministry area.

Office Administrator / Discipleship Director

Carl Turner

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Carl Turner accepted Christ in sixth grade, and began his walk with Jesus at a young age. Just before completing his four-year enlistment in the United States Air Force at the age of 22 he felt God’s call on his life to full time ministry. After completing his military service, he began studying for the ministry completing his BA in History with a Minor in Pastoral Ministries and Political Science from Ouachita Baptist University in May of 1983.

While he was attending Ouachita, his church, Richwoods Baptist Church licensed him to the Gospel Ministry.

He has served as Youth and Singles Pastor at Trinity Baptist Church in Vacaville, California, also as an elementary school teacher at The Vacaville Christian Academy and in various other ministries in the churches where he has been a member through the years.

Carl serves as a deacon here at El Camino as well as the Discipleship Director which includes Sunday School, Life Group Bible Studies, and Singles Ministry Leader.

Recently, he has felt God’s renewed calling to full time ministry and serves as the Office Administrator here at El Camino Baptist Church. In this new capacity, he will assist the pastor, staff, and ministry leaders as we grow the church and minister to those that call El Camino Baptist their home church.