Pastors & Staff

Pastor Damon and Tamera Kester

Senior Pastor

Pastor Damon spent 26 years in the Army retiring in 2016.  He and Tamera have been married for over 28 years.  Damon has been in the ministry over 20 years serving in various ministries all over the world.  Damon served as the Associate Pastor at Alameda for 3 years before he was called to serve as the Senior Pastor.


Associate Pastor

We currently don't have an Associate Pastor; we would like to have one someday and are praying that the Lord bless us with one!

Pastor Lonnie Melendez

Worship Pastor

Pastor Lonnie has served in the music ministry for many years at Alameda. Lonnie and his wife Kathy, lead our worship team, preparing the hearts of the congregation with praise to the Lord!

Pastor Gerald


Pastor Gerald is a retired pastor and has graciously offered to help out with Wednesday night Bible Study. I like to call it our Midweek Mana!!

Ben Meyers

Senior Deacon

Ben is our Senior Deacon and, well, he is just an institution here.

Moses Estes

Deacon, Grounds and Maintenance 

Moses is not only a deacon here, but he also drives our bus and maintains EVERYTHING here.

Bud Brodie


Bud also helps with Bible studies and men's studies

Kathy Melendez


Kathy plays the keyboards as well as manages our audio visual, sound, and all other tech functions!

Melba Baum


Melba is our pianist and also helps out with children's Sunday School.  She is also just amazing.

Teresa Hearne

Administrative Assistant

Teresa is just amazing and without her nothing in this church would function.