Under Christ's headship, Grace is led and ruled by a plurality of Elders.
Grace Bible Church is led by a plurality of Elders, but ultimately, Jesus Christ is the head of His church. Elders seek to faithfully shepherd and oversee His people.
Handbook for Elders of GBC
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Doug grew up in a Christian home in New Jersey and came to faith in Jesus Christ at an early age. He worked as a radio news anchor after graduating from Temple University. Doug is also a graduate of The Master’s Seminary (M.Div.) and served as a pastor of churches in Alaska, California, and Virginia from 1990 to 2008. He spent several years engaged in politics in Washington, DC before joining the staff full-time at GBC in 2017. Doug and his wife Robin have been members at Grace since 2013, and have five young adult children. He has been most influenced by the writings of John MacArthur and John Piper. In his free time, Doug is a fan of NASCAR, soccer, the Baltimore Orioles, and the Los Angeles Rams.
Stuart grew up in a Christian home and was exposed to the Gospel at a young age, but at that point, Jesus and his Gospel were just "assets" to believe in, in order to fly under the radar. It wasn't until college that God, through a faithful group of guys, granted gifts of faith and repentance to Stuart. It was at this time that he turned from his sins and trusted in Jesus' sinless life, substitutionary death, and glorious resurrection for the forgiveness of his sins.
Stuart is married to his wife Lauren and they have four children – Payton Anne, Owen, Kaitlyn, and Nathan. He is attending Reformed Theological Seminary where he is pursuing a Masters of Divinity. Stuart also loves football and roots for the Tennessee Volunteers and the Washington Redskins.
Stuart's "must read" list includes The Transforming Power of the Gospel, What is the Gospel, and Just Do Something.
Deacons, under the direction and oversight of the Elders, seek to attend to the ministry needs of this local church.