Leadership

Pastor
– Kerry Williams was born in Muncie, Indiana and has served on the staff at Grace since 1997, as lead pastor since 2002.  He is married to Kelly and they have two children, Bryce and Brielle.  Pastor Kerry enjoys golfing, watching all kinds of sports and traveling.  Pastor’s favorite verses are Phil. 3:14-15 
“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
 
 
 
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Associate Pastor
– Originally from Alabama, Drew Matthews married Jessie after  graduating from Bible college in 2007. The whole family, including their three children, Aaron, Emma, and Ian, enjoys spending time outdoors especially if it involves fishing. Drew and Jessie love building deep, purposeful relationships with other people.  Drew’s favorite verse is Romans 8:28 because he truly believes God has a specific, fulfilling purpose for every person.
 
 

Director of Children’s Ministries
– Stacy Claxton received her Elementary Education degree from Ball State University. She transitioned her classroom skills in 2001 and became Children’s Ministry Coordinator for Grace Baptist Church. Her passion is to teach and relate with children, particularly in sharing the love of Jesus Christ. Stacy married her husband, Darin, in 1992, and they have a vibrant daughter, Jama.

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 Director of Sr. High Ministries
Brian and Traci DeHaven have been at Grace since 2006. They have worked with the Sr. High since 2010. Before that,they were involved in the children’s ministry. They love seeing the Sr. High build upon their foundation of God and His word. They are so blessed to be a part of this great group of young adults. They have 5 kids, ages 18 down to 10. They love spending time with friends and family!