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Dr. Richard Powers Sr.
Pastor Powers has been the Senior Pastor of the Grace Baptist Church since June of 1975. He is a graduate of Midwestern Baptist College and has a degree in Pastoral Counseling from Andersonville Seminary. He and his wife Brenda have 3 married children, 9 grandchildren and 1 greatgrandchild
Rick Powers Jr.
Pastor Rick has been on staff at GBC since September of 2000. He has been the Executive/Media Pastor since May of 2009 and before that he was Student Ministries Pastor. He is a graduate of Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science in Religion. He and his wife Leah have 3 children (Brody, Kylie & Eden) and 1 grandchild.
David Short Sr.
Pastor Dave has been the Worship Pastor at GBC since June of 1990, full-time since February 1992. He has attended Moody Bible Institute, Cedarville University, & Andersonville Seminary. IT training from Cleveland State, Tri-C & Polaris. He and his wife Mary have 5 grown children and 21 grandchildren.
Family Life Pastor
Pastor Bob is our newest hire, joining the staff at GBC in May, 2023. As our Family Life Pastor Bob has a desire to see families grow together in the Lord. He is a native to Northeast Ohio, loves the Cleveland Browns and playing music in his band. He and his wife, Chrissy, have 4 children (Liam, Layla, Ledger, and Loralei) and would love to get to know you.
Pastor John holds the position as Students Pastor. He is a graduate of West Coast Baptist College with a Masters in Religious Education and a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration. He and his wife, Allison, have 2 kids (JoJo & Elias) and are excited to be a part of our team!