Bill has been a senior pastor for many years and has served GMC since 1995. He committed his life to Christ as a young adult after a friend introduced him to the Lord and His Word. His professional studies include undergraduate work at Fort Wayne Bible College followed by graduate study at Moody Bible Institute. One of his primary passions is the life changing, relevant communication of God’s Word through preaching and teaching. He loves the challenge of developing effective leadership in the local church.His desire is that everyone who is influenced by the ministry GMC be challenged to live lives in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Simply put, his vision for GMC is “changed lives. He and his wife, Sally, have two grown children and two granddaughters. He enjoys golf, traveling and spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren!
Jon has been in pastoral ministry since 2000, following 15 years in higher education. As a child he asked Jesus to save him. In high school, he told God that he'd do whatever God wanted him to do. He has degrees in communication from Wheaton College, Northern Illinois University and the University of Texas at Austin. Recently, God has been training him to help people understand how to be more like Jesus. At GMC, he's helping the leadership provide the structures and relationships that will change our lives and help us change our worlds. Jon and Nancy celebrated 25 years of marriage in 2008, and have two children: Andrew (married to Allie) and Hope (a senior at Bethel). For relaxation, Jon and Nancy walk and talk, and Jon writes a daily devotional at 300wordsaday.com.
Lee has been leading worship in churches since 1994. He joined the staff of Grabill Missionary on September 1, 2006. His primary responsibilities include planning and organizing the contemporary worship service, and overseeing the worship, sound, media, and creative planning teams. He grew up in Myerstown, Pennsylvania (near Hershey) and moved west to attend Huntington University in 1996. Upon graduating Huntington in 2000 with a degree in Education Ministries (along with marrying his college sweetheart, Amber) he was hired by a church in Ohio to serve as both Worship and Youth Pastor. Amber and Lee have two young children, Ellie and Jack. Lee enjoys playing and watching sports of all kinds; especially golf, football, baseball (go Red Sox!), and tennis. Lee also enjoys playing guitar and piano, as well as listening to, writing, and recording music.
Marsha grew up in Grabill Missionary Church where her grandfather was a charter member and former pastor. She graduated from Fort Wayne Bible College and Ball State University and taught junior high school music for five years. She volunteered at GMC after college graduation and joined the staff in 1975. Marsha’s responsibilities include leading the 9:00 “blended” service, the Praise Choir, various instrumental groups, and the Senior Saints. She has studied at Jerusalem University College in Israel and in the professional writing program at Taylor University FW. She loves to read fiction and is in the process of developing her writing skills having completed two young-adult books and having numerous stories and articles published. She and Steve have five children and three grandchildren
Georgana has attended GMC for twelve years, and has been involved in Contemporary Worship and Children’s Ministries. She currently serves as Co-Worship Leader for the blended service and helps with creative planning details in the Worship Ministry. One of her passions is music, specifically worship. She loves to bring creative elements to worship so that people are engaged with God. Music has always been woven into her life. Growing up in Anderson, Indiana, she sang with her family, was actively involved in music at Anderson University, earning degrees in music and education, and leading music camps for children. Georgana and her husband of 17 years, Rich, have three children: Nick, Luke, and Lili. She enjoys reading, sports (go Yankees, beat the Red Sox!), scrap booking, competitive games, playing sax and piano, and spending time with her family.
Kelley started at Grabill in 2007. He is a graduate of Taylor University with a degree in Pastoral Ministry and has a Master’s of Ministry from Bethel College. He has been in ministry for eight years as a part time Youth Pastor and Campus Life Director. He and his wife Kelly have been married for five years.
Michael started at Grabill on August 8, 2011. He graduated from Huntington University in 2009 with a degree in Youth Ministry. Michael and his wife Hannah have been married since 2011. He enjoys spending time with his wife, hiking, and ultimate Frisbee.
Janna has served as the Children's Pastor at Grabill Missionary Church since 2003. She gives direction to the children's programming from infant to 6th grade. Janna grew up in Leo and attended Grabill Missionary Church as a child and teen. After high school, she attended Fort Wayne Bible College and majored in Bible and Elementary Education. She taught at the elementary school level for several years and then after starting her family, began working at Avalon Missionary Church as their Children's Pastor for twelve years. In 2003 she accepted the position at GMC and the family relocated to the Leo area. Janna's husband, Randy, grew up on the south side of Fort Wayne. They have three wonderful children who all attend school in the area. Janna loves reading, baking, sports and spending time with her family.
Email: email@example.com Pastor Ray was born and raised in a small farming community in northern England. He attended the London Bible College and then taught for three years just south of London. In 1963 he left England to become a teacher in a secondary school in Sierra Leone, West Africa. It was in Sierra Leone that he met Arlene, and a year later they were married there. Arlene comes from Grabill and was teaching at a school for missionaries children at the time. After they were married, Ray joined the Missionary Church and they spent the rest of their time in Africa teaching and training young men to become pastors. They finally left Africa in 1982 and returned to the States. Ray then served as the pastor of churches in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Peoria, Illinois. He is now semi-retired and serves on staff here in part-time capacity. His main responsibility is visiting people from our church family who are in the hospital or who are homebound and leading the Wednesday evening prayer meeting. He and Arlene are also responsible for our Sunday evening service, and Ray enjoys still having the opportunity to teach God’s Word. Pastor Ray and Arlene have three sons who all live in the Boston area.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Linda is a PK (preachers kid), born in Nebraska, and moved to Michigan when she was four years old. She has been attending Grabill Missionary for over 26 years. She met Mark in “Shine” here at GMC. They have been married 25 years, have four children: Kelli (Cody), Andy, Angela (Justin) and Amy and 2 grandchildren. She enjoys football, working in the yard, puzzles, golf, and spending time with family.
Star and her family have attended GMC for over 20 years. She grew up in central Indiana where she met her husband Kerry. They have been married for 26 years. They have four children: Brianne, Tyler, Kalin, and Connor. She loves reading and watching Cubs games.
Kim joined our GMC staff family in 2005 and accepted the Office Manager position in 2006. She and her husband, Matt, and their three children lived in Honduras as missionaries for six years prior to moving to the Leo area to be closer to family. Her favorite thing about coming to work?...the staff, of course! “It is my extended family. I love the fact that we truly enjoy sharing each other’s lives."
Kirk has been Facility Manager at GMC since 2012. He has a broad background in both commercial and residential maintenance. Kirk graduated from Bethel College with a degree in Physical Education. He and his wife, Joy, have three daughters, all married, and several grandchildren.