Meet our Pastor
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Brandon Hopkins was born and raised in the Central Valley and has been a member of Grace Community Church since his early childhood. Over the course of his years at Grace Community Church he has served teaching various adult Bible studies, leading an evening service, leading in Junior High ministry, serving in Awana, serving on the Elder board. Brandon and his wife homeschool their 7 children, and he is in the process of completing his Masters of Divinity in Christian Ministry with an emphasis on preaching from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Meet our Staff
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Children’s Ministry Director
Lavonne grew up in Orange County, CA. She became a Christian at a young age and has been active in the Church throughout her life. Over the years, she participated in youth and children’s ministries, child and adult choirs, short term missions trips, and Christian summer camps. She received a Bachelors of Arts in Linguistics from UC San Diego in 2008. She married her husband, Noah, in 2010 and currently homeschools their four children.
Mary joined the staff in December 2020. Mary has attended Grace Community Church since 1993. Mary serves in our Youth Ministries as a Small Group Leader. Mary has 2 grown daughters and 3 children, Michael, Matthew and Samantha who attend Grace with her. Mary has worked 30 years in the travel industry and is still an independent contractor as a Travel Agent/Destination Wedding Specialist.
Sherry gives regular assistance to Mary in the office as needed. At times when Mary is on vacation or out of the office, you will find Sherry working full-time at the office. Sherry was our Bookkeeper for a number of years. She is married to Oscar, and they have two boys.
David Vickery II
IT/Media & Ministry Assistant
Dave Vickery joined the staff in August of 2018, working part time as the IT Media Specialist. In June 2022, Dave assumed a full-time position with the added responsibilities of Ministry Assistant. Dave has earned a degree in Liberal Studies from Fresno State. He has attended Grace Community Church since 2012 and has served in the media and children’s ministries. Dave and his family live in Madera.
Our elder board leads and shepherds our church under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ.