Pastor Shane Hicks

Founding & Lead Pastor

Shane Hicks has been the Pastor of our church since 2019. He led the restart of what was the historic First Baptist Church of Downey as Legacy Church of Downey in 2020.  Shane has served in pastoral ministry since 2003. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies from California Baptist University, a Master of Divinity from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, a Master of Business Administration from Western Governor’s University, and is completing his Doctor of Ministry from Gateway Seminary.  

Shane' loves nothing more than spending time with his wife, Whitney, who he married in 2013, and his son, Jesse, who was born in 2017. Together, they love amusement parks, camping,, adventuring across California, and being with their family,  friends, and dogs, cat, chickens, and guinea pigs.

Shane could live off of chips and salsa,  hot chicken, and sparkling ice drinks. He used to be a singer and guitarist in bands, and his favorite genres of music are metal and rock. He is a storyteller and has an appreciation for epic stories - whether they come from literature, cinema,  anime, or video games.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Whitney Hicks

Ministry Coordinator
Women's Ministry Leader

Whitney Hicks has served alongside Pastor Shane since 2010 through four prominent churches and several different ministry roles. Whitney and Shane celebrated their wedding on March 23rd, 2013. She has a passion for seeing women, youth, and kids deepen their understanding of God’s word. Even more, she is gifted in discernment and is well-equipped to help believers discern truth from heresies. Whitney earned two Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and English, and a Masters in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University.

Autumn Lizaragga

Operations Director

Henry Cadman

Youth Ministry Leader

Evelyn Picazzo

Kids Ministry Leader & Administrator

Aaron Walker

Facilities Associate

Garnell Thomas

Facilities Associate

Mark Maciel

Second Chance Leader
Recovery Ministries Pastor

Edson Pinzon

Spanish Ministry Leader

Abraham Paucar

Spanish Ministry Praise Leader

Adolfo Ramos

Senior's Ministry Facilitator

Ryan Eidinger

Stage Ministry Facilitator

Sebastian Gonzalez

Production Ministry Associate

Rudy Aguilar

Security Associate

Ray & Autumn Lizaragga

Interim Praise Ministry Leaders

Lucinda Baker

Prayer Ministry Facilitator

Johnny Pena

TikTok Influencer

Jonathan Vigil

Production & Kids Ministry Intern

Doug Misener