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 three children, Timothy, Abigail and Titus. 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.

Church Staff


Alice Selman


Amy Miner

Biblical Counseling Director

Syl Orrell

Grace Kids Director

Heaven Child

Website Coordinator

Iris Howard

Worship Arts Director (interim)

Brady Fisher


Adam Brown

Justin Jackson

Steve Johnston

Barry Maners

Kyle Orrell

Larry Smith

Rodney Symes

Mike Talley

Jeff Wofford


Chris Baker

John Banks

Phil Diener

Richie Harp

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 Director

Heaven Child

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

Mike Talley

Seekers Class

Adam and Shannon Brown

Student Ministry

Rodney Symes

Technical Services

Richie Harp


Iris Howard

Women of Grace

Crystal Symes

Worship Arts Director (interim)

Brady Fisher