Randy Brannon, Pastor
Pastor Brannon is a graduate of Western Conservative Baptist Seminary in Portland, Oregon. Prior to going full-time into the ministry in 1982, he was a hospital pharmacist for ten years having graduated with a Dr. of Pharmacy degree from the University of the Pacific. Pastor Brannon has been at Grace Community Church since April 1983 where his major emphases are the Exposition of Scriptures, Vision caster, and Shepherd of men leaders. He and his wife, Sarah have four children, Rebecca, married to Aaron – James, married to Britney – John, married to Shelby – and Bethany.
Greg Perkins, Student Ministries Pastor
Student Ministry Brochure
Greg joined the staff at Grace Community, June 1, 2000. He has a Bachelor of Science in Religion (specializing in Youth Ministry) from Liberty University. Greg interned at Big Valley Grace Community Church in Modesto. Greg has considerable experience working with high school students within church ministries. He was Ordained on November 4th, 2012. His wife’s name is Lisa and they have two children, Zach and Luke.
Mark Lacaze, Pastor of Outreach and Missions
Mark joined the staff at Grace Community Church in January 2008. He earned his BA in English at California State University, Fresno and a Master’s of Theological Studies at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to coming on staff, Mark and his wife, Dana, served as Church Planting Initiators with the International Mission Board in East Asia. Mark oversees the Mission Team, Connection Ministry and leads the church in local and international mission projects. Mark and Dana have one little girl, Micaiah Lynn, and one son, Nehemiah Austin.
Ignacio Ruiz, Pastor of Hispanic Ministries
Ignacio and his wife Sylvia became members of Grace in 2002. He pastor’s our Spanish Congregation that began that same year. Ignacio is a teacher and Sylvia is a correctional officer. They have 3 children. Ignacio has been serving the Lord in Spanish Ministry for over 11 years. The Spanish Ministry meets on Sunday Mornings at 11:00 am and Thursday Evenings at 7:00 pm at Grace Community Church.
Wendy Henson – Children’s Ministry Director
Wendy grew up at Grace Community and joined the staff in January 2012. She earned her BA in Liberal Studies (emphasis in elementary education) from Biola University. She was a teacher for eight years in Madera Unified School District. Wendy and her husband, John, have four children, Tyler, Ethan, Emma, and Caleb.
Lynne King, Secretary
Lynne joined the staff on January 1, 2009 following Jan Fuson’s retirement after 20 years. Lynne is married to Jerry who is our worship leader at Grace. They have 3 children, the oldest of which is married and lives in Visalia. She coordinates all of the activities of the church while being the first point of contact with people via phone or in person.
Sherry Olguin, Bookkeeper
Sherry is the church bookkeeper. She also gives regular assistance to Lynne in the office as needed. At times when Lynne is on vacation, you will find Sherry working full-time at the office. She is married to Oscar, and they have two boys.
Jared King, IT/Media
Jared joined the staff in September, 2008 as the Intern. Jared has been a part of Pursuit Student Ministries for the last 10 years as a student leader and band member. The last 8 years he has been a part of the Sunday morning worship services running both sound and powerpoint, but more recently has handled all of the recording done here at Grace. He is dedicated to the church and the students of Grace. He runs the IT department and teaches at Crossroads Christian School which meets on site at Grace.
Justin Potter, Youth Intern
Justin grew up in Madera and has attended Grace for nearly his entire life. He was raised in a Christian home where he was taught the importance of integrity and a relationship with Jesus Christ.
A graduate of Madera South High in 2009, Justin went through Pursuit Student Ministries and now attends Fresno State as a history major. He plans on graduating in the spring of ‘14, and is working towards his teaching credential while considering seminary. He has been involved in the community through coaching boys volleyball at Madera South High and Bullard High, and counseling at Grace’s youth summer camp for the past 4 years. As Youth Intern, Justin wants to focus on the relationships that are established in the youth group, and the development of the students’ spiritual walk with Christ while dealing with the aggressive popular culture that thrives off sin issues.
Belinda Potter, Secretary
Belinda joined the staff in December 2012, working part time in the church office, as well as working from her home for the past 18 years as a medical transcriptionist. She and her husband Greg have attended Grace Community Church since 1987. They have 4 children, Bryan, Steven, Justin and Amy. Belinda is involved in the worship ministry, and Greg works in the sound ministry.