Stu was born in North Carolina but grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Clemson University in South Carolina for his undergraduate studies and received his theological training from Trinity Ministerial Academy in New Jersey. Stu was called to be a pastor of Grace in 1992. He is married to Beth and has three children and five grandchildren. Stu preaches and teaches regularly and is actively engaged in counseling ministry.
Gary has served at Grace for over 45 years as the primary preaching pastor. He grew up in Winston-Salem, NC and attended Piedmont Bible College (now Piedmont International University). He was called to Grace Reformed in 1970 while still completing his studies at Piedmont. Gary is married to Sherry who served as the church secretary for over 40 years. Gary and Sherry have three children and nine grandchildren.
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Stephen spent his childhood in Ohio and then Virginia. He has received degrees from Liberty University, Virginia Tech, and the University of Virginia and has earned a PhD in special education. His primary work has been as an elementary teacher and now as a university professor at Elon preparing teachers to work with children with special needs. He and his wife Lori have four children. Stephen was ordained as a pastor in 2012. His ministry responsibilities involve college ministry, pulpit supply, counseling, and event planning.
Bob grew up primarily in Western North Carolina and Greenville, South Carolina. He graduated from Bob Jones University with a B.S. in History Education. In 1979 he married his wife, Carol, who also graduated from BJU. Bob served as a deacon at Grace for about ten years before becoming a pastor in 2012. Bob and Carol have two sons and five grandchildren. Bob is actively engaged in our college ministry and local nursing home ministry and provides private pastoral care, prayer and counsel to many.
Michael was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. He attended East Carolina University in North Carolina for his undergraduate studies and received his Masters of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Michael worked for Campus Outreach for 8 years at Elon University in Burlington, NC and at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Michael was called to be a pastor of Grace in 2017. He is married to Mary and has two children. Michael preaches and teaches regularly and is actively engaged in discipling ministries.
Holly was born and raised in California. She attended Rutgers University in New Jersey for her undergraduate studies in Computer Science and Durham Tech for Web Technologies. Holly was called to office support for Grace in 2015. She has four children. Holly provides computer application and office administration support to the pastors, deacons, and various ministries of the church family.