Rick grew up in Abilene, TX, and graduated from Abilene Christian University with both a B.A. and M.S. in Ministry. Since 1977, Rick and his wife Mary have called Roswell home. They have two adult chidren, Jordan and Katie, and two grandchildren, Mathan and Mara Grace.
Rick and Mary started Grace Community Church in 1998. Rick is also involved with Community Bible Study at both the local and national level.
Rick is the author of "Living Your Dash: How to Find and Fulfill Your Life Purpose" and is also host of the podcast of the same title.
Check out livingyourdash.info for more details about the book and Rick's passion in life
Pastor of Connection
Sean grew up in Kansas City, MO, to Korean immigrants fleeing the oppression of communism. Sean graduated with a BA in Bible from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO and is pursuing his MML through Rockbridge Seminary. Sean and his wife Brenda, were married in 1991, They moved to Roswell in 2002 to join the Grace Staff. They have two adult children, Hudson and Olivia.
He loves to run, swim and cycle (One day, all at once: The Milkman!), enjoy quality coffee, shoot things that go bang, and ride his motorcycle. In 2020, Sean was diagnosed with non-Hodgekins lymphoma. You can read about his journey HERE.
Pastor of Growth
Kevin and his wife Angela have been married for 21 years. Together they have five daughters who all serve the Lord in some capacity. They enjoy family times when they can get away together.
Kevin grew up in Orange, Texas and Angela in Victoria, Texas. They met while attending SAGU in Waxahachie, Texas. Together they have been in full time ministry for 20 years in several different areas of the country serving in several different types of positions.
Their purpose as a family is to serve those who need hope and help, and to be a voice for those who are marginalized and/or abused.
Pastor of Equipping
Barry and his wife, Cheryl, grew up together right here in Roswell, and married in 1993. They have two adult sons: Cody (married to Rachel) and Caden. They also have a cute grandson, Caleb, born to Cody and Rachel.
Barry's calling is to serve the local church by assisting its members to find their place in ministry and to walk along side of them as they serve. His hobbies include shooting sports and collecting pocket knives and watches.
Children's Ministry Pastor
Alan Gedde is our children's ministry pastor. He has been with us here at Grace since June of 2010. He is married to Tamra, and they have six children. Alan completed his undergrad work in Christian Ministries from Arizona Christian University and then completed his Masters of Christian Ministries from Wayland Baptist University. Alan loves to spend time with his family and in the outdoors. On his time off, Alan enjoys sports and loves to spend time in God's creation. His favorite passage is Psalm 127. He loves children and teaching them about how Jesus loves them.
Student Ministry Pastor
Chris grew up in Phoenix, AZ and graduated from Arizona Christian University with a B.S. in Christian Ministries/Youth, and is currently working on an M.S. degree in General Psychology from Grand Canyon University. Chris and his wife April were married in July 2003, and have 4 children: Elsie, Kavin, Adalia, and Jarek. They enjoy working on house projects and being outdoors as a family. Chris and his family moved to Roswell in September 2016 to take the position of Student Pastor at Grace Community Church.