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VLAD BURLAKA

Pastor-Teacher

Vlad is the founding pastor of City Bible Church of Sacramento. He grew up in Sacramento and has a desire to see God glorified in his hometown. His prayer is that the Lord will use City Bible to be a pillar of truth in Sacramento—that this community of Christ’s followers would worship God, through making and maturing disciples.

Before moving back to Sacramento to plant City Bible Church, Vlad and his family lived in Los Angeles, he served on staff at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley CA. He received his B.S. from CSUS and his Masters of Divinity from The Master’s Seminary

Vlad and his wife Olya were married in 2009 and have three daughters. Vlad was ordained and sent out by John MacArthur and the elders of Grace Community Church on January 24th 2016.

BEN ITO

Staff Pastor

Ben is a founding member of City Bible Church and became ordained as a pastor on November 17, 2019. His desire is to continue to support the gospel ministry of proclaiming Christ alongside other faithful churches in the city.

Ben is passionate about the building up of the saints in love, community outreach and biblical counseling. Throughout the week you can find him sharing the good news of the Gospel on the Sac State campus, at a local mall, or community event. Ben is currently studying at The Cornerstone Bible College and Seminary in Vallejo, CA.  

Ben and his wife Carolyn were married in June 2002 and have five children and live in Elk Grove, CA.

JOE YOU

Lay Elder

Joe is a born-and-raised native Sacramentan who was ordained as an elder in March 2022 at City Bible Church.

By God’s grace, Joe’s desire is to be used in ministry. This very grace of God continues to amaze him. He loves Christ’s body-the church, and knows that God’s power is made perfect in his weaknesses.

Joe recently retired from dentistry after practicing for 42 years. Prior to dentistry, he graduated with a botany degree from UC Davis. He marvels at God’s creation of plants and gardens. A seasoned caricature woodcarver for over 25 years, Joe loves creating with his hands and enjoys art of all forms.

Joe has been married to his incredibly supportive wife, Chris, for over 45 years. Thus far, he has been blessed with 3 adult children and their spouses, and 6 grandkids.