Married to Debbie. We have three adult daughters, two sons-in-laws, one granddaughter and a Border-Aussie dog.
Time of membership at Grace:
We have been members at Grace since December of 2007.
Passions, Interests, Hobbies:
Lately, my interests and hobbies have been, family, mentoring, puppy rearing/training and golf. News and current events are a fascination for me as well. My pastoral work keeps me engaged, and I am always trying to better understand what makes for a biblical, Christ-honoring healthy, gospel-centered church.
What do you appreciate about Grace Community Church?
Grace, since it’s beginning, has proclaimed the gospel, preached the word, and had a healthy leadership structure of biblical elders. The trust between the leadership and membership has stayed strong, which makes for a healthy church. No church is without its problems, but so many of the fundamentals at Grace are solid.
The people are great. Our worship is rich and Christ honoring. We are not heavily program-dependent, but more focused on doing biblical things well.
Involvement at Grace:
As lead pastor I help lead with the elders in overseeing the entire church ministry. I preach from the pulpit, teach in one of our ABFs, and I help plan and direct the overall ministry at Grace. The staff falls under my area of supervision as well.
Student Ministries Pastor
Jon and his wife, Christie, moved to Great Bend in December of 2011. He has been in full-time youth ministry in Pennsylvania and New York beginning in 1999. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute. Jon's goal is to help teens develop and deepen their relationship with Christ while living a life that is greater than the ordinary (John 10:10). He is in charge of all the student ministries at Grace including the youth building, The Loft.
Administration & Office Manageralicia.email@example.com
Alicia joined the GCC staff in August of 2014. She and her husband, Michael, have 3 boys: Matthew, Andrew and Zachary.
Adult Ministries Assistant
Church Service Morning Attendant
Director of Worshipjonathan.firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonathan joined the GCC staff in June 2009, coming from Evansville, Indiana. After working here full-time for over 9 years, he transitioned in 2019 to a part-time role as our Director of Worship. Jonathan's desire is to see the church engage in Biblical worship--the right response of the believer's heart to God's self-revelation. He and his wife, Amy, have two teenage children.