our elders

  • david herrera(chair)

    David, a devoted father of Hunter and Cole, and loving husband to Lauren, came to faith in Christ in the High Life ministry of Parkway. David serves the community as a CHP officer and loves his job. David enjoys playing music in the worship band and has a heart to serve in any way he can. 

  • dan deckard

    Pastor of Teaching & Preaching

    Dan originates from Newcastle, California. He served a tour of duty in the Marine Corps, during which time he was converted to Christ. It was this initial experience of conversion and the newly awakened hunger for the Scripture that compelled him to seek a formal education in the Bible. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in theology from The Master's College, a Masters of Divinity and a Doctorate of Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. Dan was called to Parkway Community Church in 1997, where he served as pastor of preaching and teaching. On April 1st, 2001, upon the retirement of John Hanson, Dan assumed his current role as lead pastor. Dan and his wife Deanna reside in the city of Fairfield and have three children - two boys; Daniel and Isaac, and a girl; Allie. 

  • rob lanflisi

    Rob and Kay have lived all over.  They have 3 grown children and several grandchildren.  Rob is a practicing surgeon and looking forward to retiring in the near future to spend more time with family and tinkering with planes and motorcycles.  


    Guy was born in Walnut Creek and became a Christian in his second year of college.  He says that same year God gave him a message that Phyllis, the beautiful young lady who had witnessed to him in high school, was the one to be his wife.  He pursued her until God gave her the same message. They were married in 1978, had  the first of their three kids during his initial year of law school, and returned to Walnut Creek to set down roots and start his career.  They moved to Fairfield in 1986, where they had their other two children.  They began attending Parkway in around 1997 and their kids participated in the youth programs and camps.  Their children are now married and they have 8 grandkids.  Guy finally retired in early 2021 and he is learning to embrace God’s new plans for Phyllis’ and his future.  

  • Mark Williams

    Mark was born and raised in California and runs a construction business.  He is married to Leslie and they have three grown children.