Who We Are

Who We Are

Pastoral Staff


Senior Pastor

Justin Jackson began serving as the Senior Pastor of Grace Church of Ovilla in October of 2015. He received his undergraduate degree in sociology from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond and a Master of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Justin is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry in Biblical Theology from SBTS. Justin and his wife Rachel were married in October of 2010. Shortly after their marriage, they were commissioned as missionaries to East Asia where they spent two years planting churches and discipling church leaders. Justin and Rachel are proud parents of two children, Timothy and Abigail. Justin’s goal is to be used by God to help prepare the Bride of Christ to meet the Bridegroom, Jesus Christ. It is his hope that Grace Church will be a place where people learn about the Savior and trust in Him.

Student Pastor

Jeff Reed has served as the youth pastor of Grace Church of Ovilla since January of 2010. He graduated from John Brown University with a major in youth ministry and holds both a Master of Christian Education and Master of Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. Jeff has almost 12 years of ministry experience as a youth pastor. His youth ministry is about making disciples who make disciples through relationships in the Body of Christ. Loving God and loving people are also at the heart of his ministry. Jeff believes the youth aren’t the church of the future … they are the church NOW!

Church Staff


Alice Selman


Amy Miner

Grace Kids Director

Kyndra Reed

Website Coordinator

Iris Howard


Jeff Wofford (Chair)

Adam Brown

Justin Jackson

Kyle Orrell

Larry Smith

Rodney Symes


Richie Harp (Chair)

Chris Baker

John Banks

Phil Diener

Jerry McClung

Steve Miner

David Selman

Servant Team Leaders (STLs)

Below is a list of ministries at Grace Church and Servant Team Leaders (STLs) of those ministries. If you would like information about any of the ministries listed, please click on the name of the STL for that ministry and send them an email.


First Connections

Barry and Dana Maners

Freedom Ministry

Kyle and Syl Orrell

Grace Kids

Kyndra Reed

Growing in Grace (GIG) Class

Larry and Sandra Smith

Life Groups

Justin Jackson

Local Outreach and Evangelism

Mike Talley

Men of Grace

Dale Vaughan

Missions Committee

Jeff Wofford

Seekers Class

Adam and Shannon Brown

Student Ministry

Jeff Reed

Technical Services

Richie Harp


Iris Howard

Women of Grace

Crystal Symes