Originally from Ohio, Pastor Don met Cindy, his bride to be from Virginia, at Washington Bible College in Lanham, MD, where they both graduated in 1978.
They married and moved to Anderson, SC, where he worked and also pastored at the Grace Brethren Church there. They came to Aiken in 1992 and Pastor Don began serving as associate pastor of Grace Church. The need for a youth pastor soon became evident, so he moved into that role in late 1992. He continued pastoring youth and families for 18 years, until he returned to the position of associate pastor. He currently serves as worship leader on Sunday mornings, oversees both the Grace Kids and Prime Timer ministries, and teaches on Sunday nights.
Don and Cindy love spending time with their four grown children and four grandchildren. Pastor Don enjoys restoring old tractors, and Cindy enjoys finding "treasures" at yard sales and flea markets. They have always counted it a privilege to serve the Lord in full time ministry.
Pastor Chad joined Grace Church in June of 2012 as Youth Pastor.
He grew up in Waterloo, IA, and 7 years after high school went back to pursue his B.S. in Youth Ministry and Biblical Studies from Grace College in Winona Lake, IN. Chad has now been working with youth for over 17 years and has always had a heart for teens.
He's married to Ariane who also grew up in Waterloo where she earned a degree in Interior Design. She has the joy of being involved in the lives of youth and serves as the church website coordinator. They had their first child in April 2018, a son, Alias Gabriel Aron Parker.