Grace Church is led by a plurality of pastor/elders who share equal authority among various responsibilities of leadership. Our pastors are biblically qualified and approved men who lead our church through teaching, counseling, care, service, prayer, and oversight. Following the model of 1 Timothy 3 these men provide an example for the church in both character and conduct. We believe that the Biblical term for the office of pastor in the New Testament is synonymous for the term used for the office of overseer or elder, so we use the term pastor and elder interchangeably to describe one Biblical office of leadership.
Pastor of Teaching and Liturgy
Drake serves Grace Church by overseeing our preaching and equipping and making sure our liturgy points us toward Christ and his gospel. He is a graduate of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and enjoys life with his wife Allie and son Judah.
Pastor of Groups and Counseling
Bracken serves Grace Church by overseeing our group belonging and discipleship efforts and by coordinating and leading out in caring for our members through Biblical counseling. His day job is working as a process engineer and loving his wife Katie and daughter Noel.
Pastor of Discipleship and Care
Pastor Buck has been with Grace Church since the very beginning. He leads out in service to our church by providing for us an example of intentional discipleship and pastoral care. Buck recently retired from a long career as a school counselor and holds a degree from Dallas Theological Seminary (M.A. in Biblical Counseling). He lives in nearby Marlin, Tx with his wife Nancy.
Deacons are the servants of the church. They work behind the scenes to lead our members into serving one another and remove roadblocks to the mission of making Jesus known. All of our deacons are called out of our congregation to provide examples to us of Godly character and Christ-like sacrifice.
For the World Ministry
Connection and Events
Member Care and Prayer Team
Hospitality and Finance
For the City Ministry
Music and Liturgy
Our residents serve our church as part of their discipleship training, assisted by the pastors and deacons. They help ease the burden on our leaders and ensure the gospel goes forward and Jesus is made known through intentional and willing service in various areas of ministry.
College and For the City
College and Grace Kids