Grace Church


Pastor Dave has been on the pastoral staff of Grace Church since 1992, first as Associate Pastor, and currently as Senior Pastor.  He has a Bachelors in Bible from Clark's Summit University and has done post-grad work at Baptist Bible Seminary of PA and Moody Bible Institute of Chicago.
He also serves as...
- President, Central IL GARBC Pastor's Fellowship
- Vice President, Sports4Him
- Council of Eight Member, GARBC (Illinois-Missouri)
- Council of Eighteen Member, GARBC (National)
He's been married to Cindy since 1984 and counts her as one of life's greatest blessings.  They have two adult children, Adam and Emily. 
Their son Adam is an artist.  His wife Elisa is a talented graphic design artist and marketing guru.  After quite a journey (ask them sometime :-)), God has blessed Adam and Elisa with two beautiful sons, Otto and Wilson.   
Pastor Dave and Cindy's daughter, Emily, works for the Illinois State Police.  Her dad thinks she's one of the most talented, capable people he's ever seen.  If you need something done, ask her to do it!  She is a joy to her mom and dad. 
All three the kids (and Otto and Wilson) attend Grace Church.
Pastor Dave and Cindy enjoy traveling (especially anywhere near a beach!), eating alfresco, attending concerts, and riding their Suzuki Boulevard around the back roads of central Illinois.  
Leadership Team
Pastor Dave, along with our church deacons, make up Grace's Leadership Team.  Our deacons, the servant-leaders of Grace, are:
  • Ed Martin
  • Eric Aldrich
  • Matt Blackford
  • Clinton Watkins
  • Tom Gentry