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Bill_Hilley Bill Hilley, Pastor
One of the greatest blessings of my life is the gift of being raised in a Christian home by God fearing parents. Unfortunately, my stubbornly rebellious nature rejected their instruction for many years. I tried unsuccessfully to escape my “God-awareness” until finally surrendering my life to Jesus Christ in August of 1979 at the age of 26. Since the age of ten my greatest fear was that getting right with God would surely result in a call to “preach”, which seemed highly undesirable. Surely God has a sense of humor and has chosen to use me in this capacity even though I resisted it for so much of my life. I praise the Lord for His Patient Persistence with me and sense a great responsibility to share His Love and Goodness with all I encounter. My prayer is that God will continue to use me in some small way to reach our world for Christ through the ministry of Grace Baptist Church of Evans. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

BryanCarter Bryan Carter, Minister of Students
After playing baseball professionally for 5 years with the San Francisco Giants organization, I surrendered to full-time gospel ministry in the spring of 2005. I knew that I was supposed to be in the ministry I just didn't know "what, where, or how." Immediately God began to open the door towards student ministry. A few months later, in the summer of 2005, I became the full-time minister of students at Trinity Baptist Church in Ocala, FL where my wife Rachel and I served for 22 months before God called us to Grace.  We have been here for five years and we have truly been blessed by being a part of this wonderful church family!  God has a great plan for Grace Baptist Church and it is our desire to help reach that potential through the Student Ministry.   It is an honor to serve as Minister of Students here at Grace. We look forward to meeting you! God bless you and keep your eyes of Jesus!!! This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

OdomBrent Brent Odom, Minister of Music
Growing up as a “preacher’s kid” I have been involved with church my entire life.  At a very early age I began to develop a love for music while sitting beside my grandmother on the piano stool – watching her every move and taking it all in.  At the age of five I began to play piano and later as a teenager joined my first “youth choir” to begin exploring worship through singing.  As God would have it, when I was 15 years old, my dad was called to be the Pastor of Double Branches Baptist Church in Lincolnton, GA.  The music director at the time was having a baby and I was asked to “fill in a couple of weeks” and I have been involved in church music ever since.  It’s hard to believe that as I am approaching 40 years old that I have been blessed to be a part of the music ministry now for almost 25 years – more than half my life! God has done some amazing things in my life and I count it such a joy and privilege to be able to serve Him in an area of ministry that I truly love.  I am also blessed to have a wife who shares in my love of music.  God has richly blessed Ashlee with a natural musical talent and I am proud to serve along side of her each and every week.  We love our church family and look forward with anticipation for what God has in store for us all here at Grace Baptist Church. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

otstot_mark Mark Otstot, Minister of Education and Missions
I vividly remember a backpacking expedition I took almost 30 years ago.  I had just graduated from college and was on one of those infamous ‘road trips’ with two buddies of mine.  It was a Monday in mid October and I found myself hauling a 70 lb. backpack and halfway down the Hermit Trail below the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.  We were hiking to the Colorado River to camp for the week.  If you’ve never experienced it, I couldn’t possibly describe it to you.  If you have, then you know. The awe inspiring beauty, the enormity, and the radiant power of the canyon overwhelms you at every new vista along the trail.  I distinctly remember the moment; I was standing on the plateau filled with emotion as I looked over this great wonder.  I had the overwhelming urge to thank ‘someone’…but I didn’t know whom.  That moment began a process that culminated in 1988 when I repented from my sin and surrendered my life to Christ.  Since then, my Creator has blessed me beyond measure by giving me the next greatest gift of my life in my wonderful wife, Stephanie.  Four more wonderful blessings soon followed as God gave us our sons Joshua, Jacob, Luke, and Mark (you know him as Blue).  In 2005 I left the corporate world with a passion to devote my life to full time vocational ministry.  I now have the privilege of serving Him as Minister of Education and Missions at the most exciting church on the planet, Grace Baptist. What a blessing this truly is. My family and I look forward to seeing what our Lord and Savior has in store for us, for you, and for Grace Baptist Church.  Jesus…..thank You. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Tricia Mason, Children's Ministry Director
Raised up in church most of my childhood, I was keenly aware of God and His authoritativeness. Never wanting to displease or anger God, I walked the straight and narrow path as a youth and young adult. However, it wasn’t until May 7, 1995 that I realized there was more to this loving and merciful God and that I needed and desired a personal relationship with Him through His son, Jesus Christ. So, it was on that day that I surrendered my heart and life to The LORD.
I had been working 15 years, for a Christian Physician, and loved my job when I felt God calling me into Vocational Ministry. I began working at Grace Baptist Church, as Administrative Support, on November 3rd, 2003.  I have always enjoyed working with children; serving many years as a Sunday school teacher and various other volunteer positions. I had taken a break from serving in children’s ministry for about 3 years when in early 2008, God began to show me that He wanted me back in children’s ministry.  It was in August of that year that I began to serve as Children’s Ministry Assistant. One year later, God placed the call on my life to surrender completely to Vocational Ministry as Children’s Ministry Director.
It is my heart’s desire to see children come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, to grow daily in their relationship with Him, and serve Him all the days of their lives. It is an honor and privilege to serve God, at Grace, and I thank Him for the opportunity to minister to the children. Please let me know if I can ever be of service to you and your family. Blessings! This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Lisa Wamack, Preschool Ministry Director
I was fortunate to have been brought up in the church, giving my life to Christ at a revival service at the age of ten, seeing my need for a Savior. My love of preschoolers has always been strong, then the Lord called me into preschool ministry in 2003, where I began teaching in the weekday preschool program at Grace. This has been one of the biggest joys of my life, having the opportunity to love and contribute to the lives of these little ones. My husband, Doug, and I have four daughters, one son-in-law and one grandson. God has allowed my service in this ministry to grow and I am honored to be a part of the young families at Grace, and to their preschoolers. Being able to teach these little ones about God's love for them through His son Jesus Christ keeps me excited and energized everyday. They are certainly the most delightful of God's creation! Please let me know if there is ever anything I can do to minister to you or your child.   You may contact me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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