Grace Church Staff Members

Director of Barnabas Disability Ministry
Ministry Description:   Equip and support people from the Grace Church family who desire to come alongside children, teens, adults, and families that are challenged by disability, so they can know the saving grace of Jesus Christ and participate in the ministry of our church. Family: Husband Dale; One daughter, three sons, one son-in-law, one daughter-in-law, and five grandchildren...
Associate Pastor of Missions
Ministry Description: Mobilize, encourage, and teach the Grace Church membership to "go into all the world." Develop short term mission trips and long term strategies to penetrate Unreached People Groups, and to care for the Grace missionary family. (Matthew 24:14) Family: Two adult children Hobbies: Piano, organ, computers, and photography Birthday: January 19
Pastor to Junior High Students
Ministry Description: Create an environment that is attractive to junior high students because it’s fun, welcoming, and deeply rooted in Christ Jesus. My role is to shepherd this young flock by providing protection, care, and guidance. It is my greatest passion to see young people come to faith in Christ and then to enter this world with an active faith that makes a difference in their homes,...
Pastor to Senior High Students
Ministry Description: To come alongside parents to help pack their son or daughter’s “bag” for life after high school by providing teaching, experiences, and environments by which they can grow as independent disciples of Jesus Christ. Family: Wife, Greta; One son and three daughters Hobbies: Photography, running, and cheering for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers My Faith: I grew up in a Christian...
Elder
Ministry Description: Member of Grace since July 22, 1993; Ministry Participation: Usher Team: 2005 - Present; Cubbies Game Guy: 2003 - 2007; Men's Ministry: Wild at Heart and I61, 2005 - Present Family: Married to wife Julie since 1995; they have three children
Vice Chairman of the Elders
Ministry Description: Don became a follower of Christ at the age of 7.  He has been a member of Grace Church since 1980. His ministry participation includes: Elder for two terms; College Ministry; Small Group Ministry (Nav 2:7 Series); Counseling Ministry; Parents of Teens; Sunday School teacher 4th & 6th grades; Senior Pastor Search Committee; Men’s Leadership Development Group – small...
Living Grace Bookstore Manager
Ministry Description:  Provide stewardship of the resources that increase the spiritual depth of the congregation and visitors and that connect people with the various ministries of Grace Church – helping to increase the knowledge of God and our Lord Jesus (2 Peter 1:2-3).  Family: Wife, Ina Hobbies: Being a guinea pig in my wife’s kitchen laboratory, doing projects together, softball,...
Pastor of Involvement
Ministry Description: I get to serve at Grace by teaching every week; leading a large group of great young adults; mobilizing people to serve both inside Grace (hundreds of dedicated volunteers) and outside of Grace (our “Across the Street”); and overseeing the process of brand-new guests finding, staying and growing at Grace Church through baptism, membership and involvement in the body. ...
Senior High Associate
Ministry Description: As a part of Grace Church’s priority to make outrageous efforts to reach and disciple 0-18, I get to love on and reach out to high school girls, come alongside parents and help equip and train our volunteer leaders. My goal is to see young women become lifelong, passion driven Christ followers who have a desire to be a disciple who make disciples, who make disciples, who...
Elder
Grace member since 1981 Family: Married to Janet for 28 years; two adult children How received Christ: While walking home from school when I was eight years old I felt the Holy Spirit leading me to ask Jesus into my heart, which I did.
Elder
Ministry Description: David asked Christ into his heart on April 11, 1980, after a message during an AWANA program. He has been a member of Grace since 2007. His ministry participation includes: Children's Ministries, Kenya Missions Trip (2007), and the Men's Leadership Class. Family: Married to wife Michelle since 2001; they have three children
Women’s Ministries Assistant
Ministry Description:I am excited to be a part of a ministry that enables women to grow in their spiritual walk through Bible studies and discipleship, training and equipping them to walk by faith.Family:  Husband Jay; one son and a daughter-in-law, and two daughters Family: Husband, Jay; A son and daughter-in-law, and two daughters Hobbies: Scrapbooking and family road trips Birthday:...
IT and Creative Director
Ministry Description: Weave emotional and intellectual creativity together to mature our vision of our glorious God, and keep the networks running that facilitate that creativity. Family: Wife, Sarah; four children Hobbies: Music, computers, woodworking, reading Birthday: November 26 - Every once and again on Thanksgiving! My Faith: While the Lord has called me to Himself “since before the...
Senior Pastor
Ministry Description: Shepherding each person who calls Grace their church home to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, and to make Him known across the street and around the world.   Family: Married to wife, Cheri, and together we have three children (two daughters and a son) Hobbies: Spending time with family, reading, exercising, and following college basketball. Birthday:...
Director of Local Outreach and Multisite
Ministry Description: To reach more people for the Glory of Christ by providing visionary, creative, and strategic leadership to the church’s local outreach ministries and the creation and development of multisite Grace Church congregations. Family: My wife, Christine, and I have one son and three daughters. Hobbies: In my “free time” I enjoy hanging out with my family, sports events, working out...
Children at Risk Ministries
Ministry Description:Equip, encourage and mobilize the Grace family to engage in issues of injustice and fatherlessness, affecting children and youth, across the street and around the world. Family:Husband, Jim; one son and three daughters Hobbies:Traveling, reading, fitness, bargain shopping Birthday:June 10 My Faith:I grew up as a pastor's kid and spent a lot of time in church. I always...
Biblical Counseling Associate
Ministry Description:  Managing support groups and volunteers; offering care, counseling, and discipleship support; and providing “triage” care for those who are struggling with a crisis. Family: Husband Tom; Four teenagers, and our new puppy Maizee Hobbies: Spending time with my amazing husband and four great teenagers, cooking, enjoying the outdoors Birthday: The end of the Grace...
Pastor of Missions and Evangelism
Ministry Description: Provide leadership for various strategic missions and outreach activities and ministries as well as conduct evangelism training seminars Family: Wife, Wendy; five children Hobbies: Sports, reading, and music Birthday: March 8 My Faith: For the first 17 years of my life, I sought answers to life’s two most important questions: “What is my purpose in life?” and “Where will I...
Director of Biblical Counseling
Ministry Description: Making disciples of Jesus Christ and raising up the next generation of Christian leaders. My wife and I work to help members of Grace receive the support, accountability, and nurturing which goes with being a part of the body of Christ.  Our goal is to teach biblical truth in a loving, godly manner and help people diligently apply the truth of scripture to their life....
Elder
Grace member since 2009 Family: Married to Mindy for 13 years; three children  How received Christ:  God sent a Christian coach into my life as a young teen to proclaim the Gospel to me. That night I prayed to accept Christ’s forgiveness and His lead in my life.

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