Drew Cunningham

lead pastor

Drew serves as the senior pastor of Santa Cruz Baptist Church. Drew graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University with a B.A. in Biblical Languages as well as an M.Div. and a Th.M. from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Shannon have been married since 2007 and currently have four children (Carsyn, Cruz, Ruby and Asher). He enjoys surfing, music, reading, camping/backbacking, the San Francisco Giants, volleyball, and anything to do with coffee.


Chris Davis

pastoral resident/Intern

Chris is a proud to be a California native. He grew up in San Jose, moved to Riverside for college, and is now stoked to be in Santa Cruz! He graduated from California Baptist University with a Bachelors in Applied Theology and is working on his Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Chris loves exploring Santa Cruz with his wife, Juliana. When he’s not working or with her, he’s probably with friends drinking craft coffee or playing volleyball… or wishing he was!


Brooke Howell

children’s ministry director

Brooke and her family moved to Santa Cruz in the beginning of 2016, and found Santa Cruz Baptist in the summer of 2018. She is very excited to be working in Children’s Ministry for the second time! Brooke’s favorite things to do are to visit her family up north, spend time with local mommy friends, travel across the country with college girlfriends, date her husband Dustin, exercise, read, and root for the Giants, Niners, and Cardinal!