Jesus Christ as the Head of the Church mediates His rule over the Church by calling and appointing elders (pastors) to shepherd, oversee, and lead the church. Elders are directly responsible to Jesus Christ for the governing of the church according to His Word.
Rick and his wife Debbie have been married for more than 25 years. They have 5 children: Allison, Luke, Katlyn, Nicholas, and Seth. Rick is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served previously as a church planter, pastor, chaplain at a Christian school, and both a public school and a private Christian school teacher. Rick’s passion is to see reformation and revival in the church. He believes that a return to the biblical model of the family is critical for that to occur in our generation.
Brian and his wife Jenny are both Houston-area natives. They are parents to four children; Jeremiah, Hannah Grace, Victoria, and Joshua. Since receiving a degree in theology, he has served as a pastor, and also teaches private piano lessons. Brian longs to see a multi-generational church that embraces the radical, life changing truth of the gospel, and desires to spread the love of Christ to their children, and to the nations.
Deacons are recommended by the church and approved by the elders to assist the elders in the practical ministry of service to the church. Currently, Grace Family Church has three deacons with more to be selected as the need arises.
Mark serves the Lord by serving the members of Grace Family Church as our deacon. He has a servant’s heart and an enthusiasm for building relationships. He and his family share a passion for global missions. It is Mark’s desire to reach the heart of fathers with the Gospel in order to reach their entire family for Christ. Mark also longs to see fathers reclaim their Biblical role as the leader of the family. Mark and his wife, Laura, have been married nearly 18 years and enjoy four delightful children. It brings Mark great joy for his wife and each of his four children to worship together with him on Sunday mornings.
Leading music at Grace Family Church is one of Joshua Horvath’s greatest joys and privileges. Beginning at an early age, his love for music has grown through piano, guitar, voice, and composition, and at 14 he had his first music leadership opportunity in a church setting. Joshua deeply desires to see the body of Christ embrace a passion for musical worship that is born from humility, nurtured in gratefulness, and offered with joy. Some of Joshua’s favorite artists are Keith & Kristyn Getty, Matt Maher, Shane & Shane, Paul Baloche, and Bob Kauflin (Sovereign Grace Music). Joshua and his wife Anna have had a rich, year and a half of marriage and are eager to see the Lord grow their family for His kingdom.