Lead Pastor - Jay Mathis Email: Jay@gracewaco.com
Jay has served as pastor for Grace Church since 2003. He and Lydia have been married over 22 years and have two children in college, Jarrod and Lawrie. Jay is committed to proclaiming the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ to this present age through faithful expository preaching and Biblical counseling. He and Lydia are engaged in many areas of ministry at Grace and believe that the local church body is to be the expression of Christ to the world. Jay graduated from Baylor University in 1989 with a degree in Speech-Communications and Lydia graduated the same year with a degree in Recreational Therapy. Since meeting in college, they have served in youth and college ministries, led adult Sunday school classes and Bible studies, church small groups, and marriage retreats. In addition to his role as pastor for Grace Church, Jay owns a company that specializes in employee training and development.
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College and Community Pastor - Collin Coats Email: Collin@Gracewaco.com Phone: (972)-365-6407
Collin is from Plano, TX and graduated from Baylor University with a bachelor's degree in Philosophy. He met and married his wife Brenna in 2013. He is currently working on a seminary degree (MDiv.) from Knox Seminary. Collin grew up with Christian parents and attended church regularly, but it was not until high school that he came to faith in Christ. He has ministry experience as a youth leader for a number of years and has a passion to see college students made new by the gospel of Jesus Christ. By the grace of God, he desires to help college students believe in Jesus, be transformed by the gospel, and to reach others with the saving message of Christ. All for the glory of God.
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Worship Leader - Jarrod Mathis Email: Jarrod_Mathis@Baylor.edu Phone: (254)-224-7933
Jarrod is from Waco, TX and is currently in school at Baylor. He became a Christian at a young age and has been growing in Christ ever since. He came on staff as our worship leader in the spring of 2012. Jarrod is a gifted musician who desires to glorify God by leading His people with songs that are filled with the truth of God's Word. He leads our band to play with excellence and to engage our culture through the songs we sing and how we sing them. Music is important to our church as we see it as a way to make much of Jesus, stir our hearts, and reach our culture.
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