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Damon Gilliland

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Departments and Positions

Physical Education Teacher, Athletic Director

Church Affiliation

Desert Springs Church


Damon Gilliland was born in San Diego and grew up most of his life in Northern California (San Jose-Sacramento), but spent his high school days in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Damon will have been married 33 years this July 13, 2018 to his wonderful wife Cindy. He has three married children, Kylie (Geoff), Taylor (Robin), and Wil (Vanessa). As of May 22, 2018 he will have four grandsons.

His hobbies are football, baseball, golf, fishing, reading, traveling, and just hanging out with family. Damon is a Diehard Oklahoma Sooners Fan.

Prior to coming to VCS Damon & his wife Cindy pastored a church they planted in their living room in Sacramento, Ca. over 15 years ago. During that time Damon continued to coach at the local high schools. Prior to the Lord calling him into full-time pastoral ministry Damon was a P.E. Teacher/Athletic Director, Football and Baseball Coach from 1980-2002 at Valley Christian High School (San Jose, Ca), Willow Glen High (San Jose, Ca), Yosemite High (Oakhurst, Ca), and Capital Christian High (Sacramento, Ca).

Damon comes to Valley with vast experience in teaching, coaching, leadership, and church pastoral ministry.



San Jose State Universtiy, Bachelor of Science, 1979


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