Leadership

Ray Johnston

Senior Lead Pastor

Ray Johnston is the Senior Pastor of Bayside Church in Granite Bay, Ca. A 20-year veteran of both youth and adult ministry, he’s the founding pastor of Bayside Church, which has grown to over 20,000 in twenty years. A veteran pastor and visionary leader, Ray believes that the church is called to outreach, spiritual growth and equipping our leaders. In addition to his tireless efforts at Bayside, Ray serves as president of Developing Effective Leaders and has authored four books, all of which contain his trademark wit and dynamic style. Ray also speaks frequently at conferences, leadership training events, family camps and national youth events.

Megan Hutchinson

Senior Campus Pastor

Megan or "Nutmeg" as her pickleball friends call her, said yes to an irresistible, undeniable, invitation from God at age nineteen and hasn't been the same since! Megan received her master's degree from Fuller Theological Seminary emphasizing Theology, Youth, and Family. Her gifts, talents, skills, abilities and pain have led her to serve as a youth pastor at Saddleback church, co-author and run Life Hurts- God Heals, the youth version of Celebrate Recovery. Author of three books, including Secret Survivors and Help! I'm a Woman in Youth Ministry!, she also served as an ordained Adult Ministries Pastor at a Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach. In 2020, she became a Campus Pastor at Bayside Orange County.

Tyler Swaney

Senior Campus Pastor

As a Pastor at Bayside, Tyler gets to influence people to live loud for Jesus Christ. Originally from Southern California where he and his wife, Allie, first met, they now have two beautiful kids: Lucy and Jude. He graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries where he also played football. He then went on to get his Master’s in Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. Tyler loves barbecue sauce with every meal, getting outside, and teaching people what the Bible is challenging them to do, be, and know.