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  • Adult Bible Class

    Join us Sundays at 10 AM for an informative Bible study enttitled, "Ancient Archives of a Coming Kingdom: A study of the Kingdom of God in the Old Testament." The class is taught by Nate Labadorf in the Fellowship Hall.

  • Summer Ministries

    Jun 11-15 - VBS
    Jun 30 4 PM - Summer Cookout

    Jul 25-27 - Teen Combat
    Aug 5 PM - Ask the Pastor
    Aug 10 7 PM - Movie Night

Senior Pastor

Jeff Hawkey

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Jeff Hawkey has served as Senior Pastor of Grace Baptist Church since July of 2012. In the years prior to coming to GBC, he served in various lay leadership roles and in a wide variety of ministries including children’s Bible clubs, youth, adult Sunday School, discipleship, and evangelism. He earned the Master of Divinity degree from Bob Jones University Seminary in 2011.

Pastor Hawkey had a twenty-three year career in microelectronics before the Lord called him into the ministry. He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering and worked for a wide variety of electronics companies over the course of his career. Pastor Hawkey draws upon his secular college and work experiences in his preaching. This enables him to apply the Scriptures to everyday life and to connect with the average Christian who is striving to live out the Christian life in a secular world.

Pastor Hawkey has a tender place in his heart for children and youth ministries. He received Christ as his Savior at age 11 while attending a Vacation Bible School ministry. He grew in his faith through the careful teaching of the Word of God and through the loving discipleship of Sunday School teachers and youth ministry leaders. Consequently, evangelism and discipleship for all ages are key priorities in his ministry.

Pastor Hawkey characterizes his ministry style as a biblical balance of preaching, shepherding, and leading. His preaching centers on Christ and biblical exposition. As a shepherd he desires to lovingly care for the flock of God through gentle exhortation, personal discipleship, pastoral visits, and biblical pastoral counseling. As a leader he describes himself as a “servant leader” in the spirit of Mark 10:43-44. His favorite signature line is “serving Christ with joy.”

Jeff and his wife Teri have been married for 34 years. The Lord has blessed them with five children and seven grandchildren.