About Grace


CORE VALUES

There are many components forming the foundation of a Christ-exalting church. The four indispensable, biblical components to Grace Community Church are:

SPIRITUAL DEVOTION

Spiritual devotion is the fountainhead from which spiritual maturity, the goal of the Christian life, flows (Eph 4:13-14). Spiritual devotion, that is an unreserved love for God which begins with an understanding of salvation by grace through faith in the work of Christ, is demonstrated by obedience to God and love for others (Mt 22:36-40). We desire for our people to discern the difference between being religiously busy and having a personal relationship with the Lord.

SACRIFICIAL SERVICE

All believers are expected to contribute to the building up of the body of Christ (Eph 4:11-16). We assist our people in finding ministries (whether formal or informal) to which they can give of themselves or through which they can serve.

MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS

Meaningful relationships are indispensable for spiritual growth; they are both a means to and the fruit of spiritual development (Gal 6:1-2; Heb 3:12-13; 10:23-25). We believe it is imperative to provide a context in which believers can be immersed in a sincere community of fellow believers and where the roots of those relationships run deep.

INTENTIONAL MISSIONS

The mission of the church is to make disciples of all nations (Matt 28:19-20). Making disciples requires Christians to zealously desire and purposely pursue the conversion of the lost (1 Pt 2:6). Our desire is for our people to grow in their burden to see unbelievers transferred from the domain of darkness into the kingdom of God’s beloved Son.


ADDITIONAL DISTINCTIVES…

Leadership (Elders)

MATTHEW HAMMONDS

COMMUNITY GROUPS & WOMEN'S MINISTRIES


Ben Holland

MEMBERSHIP, STUDENTS,DOMESTIC MISSIONS


TIM KEETER

COUNSELING & MUSIC


PAUL LAMEY

PREACHING & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT


KEVIN MCATEER

TEACHING & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, GRACE EQUIPPING INSTITUTE


JARED PRATICO

Teaching, Membership and Assimilation


JIM PRINTZ

INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS


NEAL TODD

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

ERIC WALKER

Teaching and Men’s Ministry





STAFF

Ben Holland

MEMBERSHIP, STUDENTS,DOMESTIC MISSIONS

Ben Holland, resident of Madison, Alabama, has been on staff at GCC since 2004. Ben married Jennifer Holland in January of 2007 and has a daughter and a son. Ben is a 2006 graduate of Athens State University with a Bachelor’s degree in English Secondary Education. He completed his Masters in Biblical Studies from The Master’s College in the spring of 2014. Ben regularly teaches and leads several diverse ministries.


CARMEN KEETER

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Carmen serves as the Administrative Assistant to the staff at Grace Community Church. She is married to Tim Keeter and they have three children. Carmen holds a B.S. in Early Childhood Education and worked as a stay-at-home mom while her children were young. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and stamping.


PAUL LAMEY

PREACHING & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

As an elder, Paul devotes his primary attention to the preaching ministry of the church and to training leaders. He is the lead pastor for the Huntsville campus of The Expositors Seminary, serving as faculty member and with the board of trustees. Paul completed his formal training at The University of Mobile (B.A.) and The Master’s Seminary (M. Div. and D. Min.). He has been active in training pastors at Samara Center for Biblical Training in Samara, Russia for many years, also serving on the International Board of Advisors for Samara. He is a regular contributor of essays and reviews with The Master’s Seminary’s “Preachers and Preaching,” The Expositor’s Seminary Blog, The Master’s Seminary Journal, The Journal of Modern Ministry, Christianity.com, and ChurchPastor.com. He and his wife Julie have two sons and two daughters.


SARAH MCATEER

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Sarah and her husband Kevin have one daughter and one son; they live in northeast Huntsville. Sarah is a full-time homemaker. In her spare time, she enjoys crafting and gardening.


SCHYLAR REED

INSIDE MAINTENANCE ADMINISTRATOR

Schylar is a young man who moved to Huntsville in 2016 to study at the Expositors Seminary, where he is currently working towards his Masters in Divinity. He previously graduated from Thomas Edison State University with a Bachelors in Business Administration. When he is not busy with school work, he enjoys playing sports, spending time outside, and reading a good book.



SERVANT LEADERS (Deacons)

APRIL HAMMONDS

LADIES' MINISTRY


NORM HARRIS

ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE


GENE HEATHERSHAW

AUDIO/VISUAL


MARY ELLEN HEATHERSHAW

HOSPITALITY


SCOTT ROSENGREN

BUILDING SECURITY


MARIE TODD

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY


MATT WATERS

MUSIC ASSISTANT