Who We Are

Who We Are


Pastoral Staff


Lead  Pastor

Justin Jackson began serving as the lead 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, a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, and a Doctorate of Ministry (D.Min.) also from SBTS. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO. Justin and his wife Rachel were married in October of 2010. Shortly after marrying, they were commissioned as missionaries to east Asia where they spent two years planting churches and discipling church leaders. After that, Justin served as a Pastoral Resident at Henderson Hills Baptist Church in Edmond, OK. 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 her Bridegroom. In his spare time, he likes to run, hike, bike, and read both classical and historical literature.

Discipleship  Pastor

Brandon Keel began serving as the Discipleship Pastor of Grace Church of Ovilla in February of 2018. He received his undergraduate degree in English Literature from the Auburn University and a Master of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Brandon and his wife Caitlin were married in August of 2012. Prior to joining Grace, Brandon served as the Pastor of Horseshoe Bend Baptist Church in Dadeville, AL, and as the Minister of Discipleship and Students at Sixth Street Baptist Church in Alexander City, AL. Brandon and Caitlin have three children: Judah, Amos, and Nora. Brandon’s goal is to bring glory to God by equipping His people to become mature and multiplying disciples.


Elders

Adam Brown


Justin Jackson


Steve Johnston


Brandon Keel


Barry Maners


Kyle Orrell

Larry Smith


Rodney Symes


Mike Talley


Deacons


Chris Baker


John Banks


Phil Diener


Richie Harp


Jerry McClung


Steve Miner


Ministry Leaders

Below is a list of all ministry leaders at Grace Church. If you would like information about any of the ministries listed, please click on the leader’s name to send them an email.

 

Administration

Alice Selman

Audio and Visual

Richie Harp

Bookkeeper

Amy Miner

Children’s Discipleship

Rachel Jackson

Communications

Barry Maners

Counseling and Freedom in Christ

Kyle and Syl Orrell

Discipleship Ministries

Brandon Keel

Guest Services

Dana Maners

Local Outreach

Sandra Smith

Men’s Discipleship

Dale Vaughan

Missions Team

Mike Talley

Student Discipleship

Ethan Maners

Technology

Daniel Domain

Treasurer

Wendy Vaughan

Website

Iris Howard

Women’s Discipleship

Crystal Symes

Young-Adult Discipleship

Brec Evans-Orrell