Pastor of Leadership & Discipleship
Elder of Men’s ministry, Counseling, Interns, Adult SS, Care Groups
Bryan joined the GCC staff in July of 2003. Bryan and his wife, Lara, were married in Colorado in September, 1999. Bryan and Lara had previously served together in Youth Ministry in Colorado and Happy Hill Farm in Glen Rose. He received a Master's of Divinity Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Now at GCC, Bryan is involved with various teaching and outreach ministries, serves as one of GCC's Care Group leaders, and oversees Grace Biblical Counseling, LLC. Lara also received her Master's Degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ministry-Based Evangelism & Christian Education. Both Bryan and Lara received certification as biblical counselors through ACBC (Association of Certified Biblical Counselors). The Lord has blessed them with four wonderful children, Grace, Josiah, Kira, and Ela.
Pastor of Preaching & Teaching
Elder of Pulpit ministry, Worship, Spanish Ministry, Soccer, Guatemala
Yonathan was born and raised in the country of Chile and moved to the United States in 2005. He holds a Bachelors degree in English/Spanish translation from a university in Chile and a Master’s of Divinity with an emphasis in Apologetics from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. His wife, Mika, earned a degree in International Business from Oklahoma Baptist University. They have two children, Isaac and Gabriela. Yonathan joined the GCC staff in early 2017 to minister to the Spanish-speaking community and oversee our evangelism and missions efforts.
Minister of Worship & Communication/Deacon
Kevin joined the GCC staff in June of 2021. He and his wife, Laura, married in July of 2020 and are originally from Minnesota. Laura has a background as a Kindergarten teacher and reading specialist, while Kevin holds a degree in music, spending 12 years at a previous church as worship director. He also has experience in education, youth ministry, and writing, producing, and teaching music. They are thrilled and privileged to be serving the Lord at GCC!
Minister of Education & Administration/Deacon
Rick graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting in 1989. He received a Master of Arts in Religious Education Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas in 1995. Rick joined the GCC staff in August of 2005 after serving as a pastor for 9 years. Rick also serves as one of GCC's Care Group Leaders. Rick and his wife, Vicki, were married in May of 1995 and they have 3 children: Stacey Dale, Logan and Jordan.
Elder of Children, Extended Session, Care Groups
Kody was born in Houston, Texas, and spent his childhood years growing up in Florida. During his last year of high school, he moved to San Jose, Costa Rica when he joined the US Army following graduation. During his last year of military service, he met and married his wife, Klare, while stationed in Germany. They have been married for 43 years and have three grown children and two grandchildren. Kody is retired, while Klare works at Grace Community Preschool. They have been a part of Grace Community Church from its inception and care deeply about helping the Bride of Christ - His Church - become what Christ sets forth in the Scriptures. They both feel strongly about coming alongside the pastor and staff of GCC to help shepherd the flock and work to make His name known to this local expression of the body of Christ and abroad.
Elder of Missions, Women’s Council
Randy grew up in Dallas and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Texas at Austin in 1973. He and his wife, Alan, were married in 1974. They have two grown children, Robert and Ellen, and seven grandchildren who all reside in Dallas. Randy is active in several charitable and civic organizations and serves as Chairman of Darr Equipment Co. Darr provides its customers with their material handling solutions in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Randy and Alan have attended GCC since its beginning and love serving the Bride of Christ in Glen Rose and being a part of declaring His glory to the Nations.
Elder of Preschool, VBS
Gary was raised in Arlington and met his wife Barbara when he was 6 years old. They grew up living across the street from each other and were married in 1977. They have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. Gary worked for Mrs Baird's Bakeries for 20 years taking care of the hunting ranch where they brought customers. He currently works for Flat Top Ranch as Wildlife Manager. Gary has always felt a need to serve abused and neglected children and is on the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for the Cross Timbers Area board of directors and He and Barb both serve as CASA advocates. They came to GCC in 2011.
Elder of Deacons, Communications
Ike grew up on his family's dairy farm on the Brazos River in Hood County. After graduating from Granbury High School he went to Texas Tech on a football scholarship where he received a business finance degree in 1973. Ike, his father and three brothers started a turfgrass business, Thomas Bros Grass. He was a leader in the turfgrass industry for over 30 years and served on the Turfgrass Producers International board as President. Ike also co-founded several real estate developments. Ike is currently involved with his sons, (Ryan and Justin) in the businesses Cresson Crossroads and Vista Sand. Ike has a passion for Christian schools and Biblical counseling. He and his wife, Trisha have been married since 1972. They live in Granbury and have two married sons and six grandchildren.
Elder of Youth, Good News Club
Clayton grew up in the very small farming community, Klondike, Texas. He later attended neighboring Texas Tech University. He then pursued a medical degree at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas. Clayton has practiced both primary care and emergency medicine during his career. He now practices family medicine at Stephenville Medical Surgical Center, where he is passionate about incorporating biblical counseling in his medical practice. He and Mica have been married since 2001 and have four children: Carter, Cooper, Cameron and Faith. They have been members of GCC since 2014.
Elder of Resource Center, Church Technology
Johnny came to know the Lord over 25 years ago when he was transferred from darkness to light at age 18. God was gracious further still by providing a godly wife soon after. Alisha and Johnny were married at age 19 and they finished out university together before moving to East Asia as missionaries for 2 years. After returning home, Johnny began working in the IT industry and the Lord began to add to their family. They are grateful to now have 3 children - Gabriel, Nathaniel, and Evangeline. The Eades joined GCC in 2012 and have been very active in the church body ever since. Johnny has been serving as a care group leader since 2014 and became a church elder in 2021. Currently, he is working on his biblical counseling (ACBC) certification and hopes to serve the church and community in this capacity soon.