Elders & Deacons
Senior Pastor & Elder
Rod moved to Tallahassee in 1973 to attend Florida State University. Just before graduation, a friend invited him to Grace Church where he was immediately drawn to expositional bible teaching. A few years after graduating from college, he married his wife, Ann, and they were off to Dallas Seminary to prepare for ministry. While working in the business world for a short time, God opened the door for their family to move back to Tallahassee. In December 1985, he became the Associate Pastor at Grace Church. After serving in that capacity for 22 years, he was appointed Senior Pastor in January 2008. He and Ann have two adult children, Carrie (married to Doug Link) and Michael (married to Ramsey), and three grandsons, Caleb, Hudson, and Owen (Link) and three granddaughters Palmer (Bunton), Abigail (Link), and Harper (Bunton). Rod's duties include regular preaching and leading Bible studies.
Charlie and Cindy Greenwell have lived in Tallahassee and been members of Grace Church since 1990 when they returned from eight years of life and ministry (with the Navigators) in South Korea. Charlie and Cindy have three adult children for whom they are very thankful – Katie, Kimberly, and Daniel, with wife, Zhitong.
It has been Charlie’s blessing, with his wife’s support, to be involved in the lives of and ministry to International students for many years. In addition to helping these new friends adapt to a new language and culture, Charlie is eager to help them come to know Christ and grow in Him. He particularly enjoys helping these friends explore Christ by studying through the Gospel of John. Charlie teaches English to Internationals through Leon County Schools Adult Education ESOL program.
Youth Pastor & Staff Elder
Doug started at Grace Church in 2000 as a youth ministry intern while he was a student at Florida State. After graduating from FSU (B.A. in Music), he left for Louisville, Kentucky to attend The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Doug graduated in 2007 with a Masters of Divinity. He then returned to Grace as the full time youth pastor. He currently oversees the middle and high school programs. Doug and his wife, Carrie, have three sons, Caleb, Hudson, and Owen, and one daughter, Abigail.
College /Admin. Pastor & Staff Elder
Ben began attending Grace Church in 1997 just before beginning high school. After graduating from Leon High School, he became a student at Florida State University. During his time at Florida State, he began a two year internship in youth ministry at Grace Church through XL Ministries. In June of 2004 he married Beth. After graduating from Florida State with a degree in Communication and finishing his internship, he and his wife moved to Louisville, Kentucky for him to attend The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He graduated from Southern in May 2009 with a Master of Divinity. In June of 2009, he became the College and Administrative Pastor at Grace Church. He and Beth have two sons: David and Peter.
Roger and his wife Diane have been attending Grace Church since 1999. They have two lovely daughters, Kimberly and Kathy, ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a dog named Barney. As his ministry at Grace Church, he has taken on the responsibility of the maintenance and upkeep of the facility along with various construction projects. Roger sings in the church choir, the Tallahassee Civic Choir, and currently sings with the Capital Chordsmen Barbershop Chorus. But, his most enjoyable time is spend with his grandchildren. They are truly a blessing in his life. It is his prayer that his work at Grace Church will help forward the good news of Jesus Christ.
Deacon (Ushers & Missions)
Keith serves in the role of a Board member at Grace Church. He has been a member of Grace Church since 1989 after graduating from college. He is blessed with an energetic wife, Nicole, whom he met at Grace, and they are blessed with four sons, Wesley, Sam, Jake and Eli. Keith and Nicole have been involved in many children's ministries. Keith oversees the areas of greeting, ushering and missions while Nicole assists with a variety of ladies ministries. Keith currently works for the Florida Department of Agriculture.
Levis Hughes serves in the role of deacon at Grace Church. Levis has a passion to support church work by finding ways to serve both the body at Grace Church but also to serve the elders in order to free them up to study in order to build the body.
Levis is married (since 1985) to his lovely wife, Pat, who also serves the body of Grace Church in a variety of roles. She is a great encourager to all she meets. Levis and Pat have two sons; one a pastor in Phoenix, AZ and one a police officer in Jacksonville, FL. They have six grandchildren.
Levis works at the Florida Department of Education managing a staff in the educational finance and grants and scholarships division.