We place a priority on being a church where you can come as you are; there is no need to dress-up or force spirituality. It is in authenticity that we come to know God and each other in a more meaningful way.
The staff at Grace Community Church is comprised of people who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them.
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Brad became our Senior Pastor in 2016. He attended Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Dallas, TX (BS in Pastoral Ministry) and Liberty University (Masters is Christian Ministry). He is an ordained elder in the Brethren Church. In 1999, he began his ministry career in South Carolina serving as a pastor, a police chaplain and in law enforcement. He has a heart for ministry, missions, and small groups. His hope is that GCC is a place where all feel welcomed and that anyone can be challenged to grow without judgement or condemnation. He, his wife Andrea, and their son Noah, live in Stephens City.
Pastor John serves both our kids and student ministries at GCC. Though he joined our staff in 2016, he has been serving in Children’s Ministry since 1987. Over the years John has served in both Children and Youth Ministries and led both youth and adult small groups. He has also led and participated in various missions trips. His desire is to challenge young people to follow God with all their hearts. John and his wife Donna live in Cross Junction, VA and his daughters and their families attend and serve at GCC as well.
It has been said that Rachel is the glue that holds the administrative side of GCC together. We would agree! Rachel has been on staff since 2009. She does more things than we have room to list here and she's served in just about every ministry at our church. If you have any questions - Rachel is the person you need to contact. She probably doesn't approve of this bio so you should mention it to her!
Stephanie is serving as Executive Assistant here at GCC. She has received her bachelor's of Management from Bellevue University in Omaha, NE. With thirty years of work experience she brings a wealth of organizational and administrative know-how. Her, husband Rob, and two sons reside in Winchester.
My favorite scripture is 2 Cor 5:17 "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come."
My favorite quote right now is "There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." --Edith Wharton
April has served on Staff since June of 2016. She creates publications and graphics for sermons & for the events happening at GCC. She also leads a team of people who keep our social media & website up-to-date and relevant. If you want to advertise something to the church - April is the person you need to contact! When she isn't at church you'll find April homeschooling her kids or knitting.
Karen may be new to her role at GCC but she's a pro at welcoming people both the newbies and the regulars. Feeding people and helping them feel wanted and valued is a passion for her. We're blessed and thankful that she chose our church family to serve. Look for Karen around the cafe on Sundays and in the kitchen on the last Friday of every month for our "Grace Together" meals.
At our church, you will hear the word “gospel” repeatedly because it is the most important truth that we can know and experience. The gospel is not merely a message that needs to be shared with non-Christians, but also with Christians. It is not something that mature Christians move on from, but rather something that they move deeper into. The gospel is the lens in which we should view theology, ministry, and all aspects of life.
The Apostle Paul defined the word “gospel” concisely in 1st Corinthians 15:3-5 when he wrote, “Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.” Simply put, the gospel is all about Jesus’ life, death and resurrection, and the implications it has for us.