The staff and leadership here at Grace Baptist Church is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for our staff feel free to reach out, fill out a Contact Form, call our church office to speak with them @ 336.788.8241 or e-mail the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Jeremy Wallace
I believe that the expositional preaching of the Word of God will be used by the Spirit of God, to transform the people of God, enabling them to pursue the mission of God -- all for the glory of God.”
It is my desire for Grace to be a dynamic local church, with a regional presence, and a national and global impact.
I have two primary passions in ministry. First, I love preaching and teaching God’s Word. I believe God uses this to equip His people to be who He has called them to be and do what He has called them to do. Second, I love missions. I desire to engage our church in missions, encourage and help missionaries, and further the cause of Christ both locally and globally.
I graduated from Tennessee Temple University with a degree in Bible and minors in Business and Psychology. I also earned a Master’s degree in Religious Education and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Pastoral leadership with an emphasis in Missions.
A key verse for my life is I Corinthians 1:21. “For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.”
My wife, Dana, and I have been married for fifteen years and we have two sons, Nathan and Jonathan. In my free time, I enjoy visiting coffee shops, playing golf, and reading. CLICK HERE TO CONTACT
Rev. Ron Hawkins
"One of my great joys is seeing the change that occurs when members of Grace return from their mission trip with a transformed life!"
As Executive Pastor I spend a good amount of time involved in the “business side” of church ministry helping plan the strategy and focus of ministry for Grace Baptist. However, I delight in all the opportunities where I get to help individuals grow, develop and use their God-given gifts for the Lord’s work. I really enjoy the role of leading our mission program and seeing lives changed as a result of their participation in short-term mission trips. On top of that, I get to teach one of our Adult Bible Fellowship Classes. Awesome!
Rev. Jim Bush
"My desire is that people feel welcomed and wanted as they visit our services. As people face physical challenges and medical procedures, it is my prayer that they feel the assurance of the Lord's presence as they place themselves in the hands of a physical caregiver. It is a privilege to encourage our Senior Adults as they face the challenges of aging."
My responsibilities include hospital visitation, funeral planning and officiating, and leading worship in the Wednesday service. I oversee our Seniors (DMA) ministry, nursing home ministry, medical response team and work directly with our security team, and ushers/greeters. I also teach one of our many Bible Fellowship Classes. CLICK HERE TO CONTACT
“If we are teaching kids the big story of the Bible (the Gospel) and helping them understand Gospel transformation rather than behavior modification, then we’re also giving them a solid understanding of how to share the Gospel with others.” - Brian Dembowczyk
My role as the Student Pastor here at GBC is to build into the lives of kids and youth a culture of Gospel transformation. This can be accomplished by being certain the students know that they matter and have relevant ministry opportunities; By showing them respect as we work on our lives as disciples of Jesus together in community and attempt to connect others in these areas.
My prayer is that I listen closely to God’s leading so that I can best lead the next generation up for Him. Contact me if you are interested in exploring one or all of our meeting times! CLICK HERE TO CONTACT
“A church full of people who genuinely love one another and embrace their differences makes for a powerful picture of the gospel. Our kids who have trusted in Christ are part of that wonderful design. God has given each child ideas, experiences, talents, skills, and giftings to be used for the church’s mission to bring God glory.” - Brian Dembowczyk
As the Director of Children’s Ministries, my role will be to celebrate the work God is doing in the lives of the kids and families, to create lessons and events that are age appropriate, to care about the needs and struggles happening in their lives, and to foster life change through the teaching of the gospel. Serving Christ alongside parents to encourage kids to love the Lord with all their heart, soul, mind and strength is my goal in Route 252. CLICK HERE TO CONTACT
"My passion for missions leads me to keep in contact with our missionaries and keep God's people informed of the news and needs both locally and across the seas."
Pastoral Assistance - Missions Communications & Presentations
"My desire is to see that all of Grace's finances are handled in a complete, accurate manner so that all funds are accounted for and proper accounting records can be generated."
Campus Finances - Reporting - Payroll - Budget - Accounts Payable
Dr. Ron Smith - Orchestra Director
April Nieman - Financial Assistant
Mandy Butler - Music & Office Assistant
Joey Mathis - Grounds & Maintenance
Colt Shermer - Grounds & Maintenance
Josh Phillips - Grounds & Maintenance
Ben Mathis - Grounds & Maintenance
Megan Hutchins - Grounds & Maintenance
Jessica West - Pastoral Assistant