Lead Pastor

  Andrew

    Leasure

Pastor Andrew followed God’s call to lead Grace Church in early 2017. 


He grew up in Hagerstown, MD, and is a U.S. Navy veteran. Upon completion of a B.S. in Computer Science from Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV, he spent time as a contracted application programmer for the U.S. Coast Guard. Following his time in the Computer Science field, he attended seminary in Winona Lake, IN. Pastor Andrew is a graduate from Grace Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Studies. He has been involved in ministry for about ten years. 


He is married to Katty (sounds like Katie), who was born in Venezuela and has been in the United States since she was nine years old. Together they have three young children.

Associate Pastor

  Don    

   Soule

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.

Youth Pastor

  Chad

    Parker

Pastor Chad joined Grace Church in June of 2012 as Youth Pastor. 


He grew up in Waterloo, IA, and 7 years out of high school went back to get 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 is the church website coordinator.