Pastors & Staff

Randy DeGraw


Randy DeGraw became senior pastor of First Church of God of Santa Maria in June of 2023. He and his wife Jan are both native to California and recently moved from their home in Visalia where they served in the nearby town of Tulare at the First Church of God as minister of music and church office manager.  They have been married for thirteen-plus years and share six grown children and seven grandchildren. Randy is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University and received his master’s degree from California State University in Fresno. He retired from full-time education in 2019, having served as a teacher, principal, and superintendent in the Farmersville Unified School District.
Randy believes deeply in the truth of gospel message, the power of Jesus to change lives, and the ability to have joy and peace in all situations through the power of the Holy Spirit. He also believes in the inspiration and authority of the Bible, God’s Word, to help us live victorious Christian lives that include a personal relationship with the Lord today and forever.