Jodi and Rodney Matthews are founders and directors of Urban Vision. Urban Vision is a major ministry partner of Grace Church that focuses its efforts on the people of the North Hill and Elizabeth Park neighborhoods of Akron.
Joe Tucker is the Executive Director of South Street Ministries. South Street Ministries focuses on renewing community for the sake of Jesus in parts of Akron.
After many years on staff at Moody Bible Institute, Richard Fisher served Grace Church for seven years as the head pastor of adult education. He is a brilliant Biblical mind and a joy to be around. He is now retired and living with his family in Warner Robbins, Georgia. I so enjoyed learning from him that I brought him back one more time before he left for Georgia. Enjoy part 2 of our conversation.
After many years on staff at Moody Bible Institute, Richard Fisher served Grace Church for seven years as the head pastor of adult education. He is a brilliant Biblical mind and a joy to be around. He is now retired and living with his family in Warner Robbins, Georgia.
Sarah Huth leads Gather (Formerly known as Mom’s Matter), which is a safe place for women to find Gospel teaching and community. She is also a wife and mother of a “super-blended family.”
Ezra is one of the most recognizable faces at Grace because he leads worship at the weekend services. While music has always been an important part of his life, there is much more to Ezra than just a guitar and microphone.
Chris Kessick is the Regional Director of Young Life North Coast Region. Young Life is a para-church organization focused on introducing adolescents to Jesus and helping them grow in their faith. Young Life has an active presence in several schools in the Greater Akron Area.
Jesse Dolan is a small group leader at Grace. Hear him describe how he and his wife have intentionally chosen to focus their time and energy on family and making Christ the center of their home.
Liz Miller is a pretty recognizable face at Grace. She can be seen on stage singing with the band, and hosting the Weekend Extra. Liz is also a single mother of four who survived the sudden and unexpected loss of her husband Ricky. Listen as she tells us how Jesus and the Church gave her the strength to deal with tragedy.
Todd Shoemaker is the head pastor of Student Ministries at Grace. He took the time to share how his life brought him to Akron, and what he envisions for the teenagers of Grace Church.