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  • Don Steve, Lead Pastor

    Don is an ordained pastor who holds a Masters Degree in Biblical Counseling from Luther Rice Seminary. He has been counseling and discipling individuals and couples since 2004. Don’s passion is to help others come to know the fullness of God’s love and grace so that they may embrace the healing and freedom available in the Christ-life. Don also currently works in addiction recovery ministry and helps men discover their new heart and identity in Christ.

    Don and his wife, Leis, reside in Toms River New Jersey. When not counseling or teaching Don enjoys the outdoors and loves to fish, especially with his grandkids in Georgia.

  • Rob Parlante, Elder

    Rob was born and raised in Northern New Jersey and in 2000 moved to Monmouth County. He holds an engineering degree and an MBA and currently works for Andersen Windows. He has been married to his wife Laura for 25 years, and has 3 children ranging from late teens to mid twenties. The oldest to youngest names are Matthew, Brianna and Luke. He has been involved in two church plants, and is a founding Elder

    of Grace Christian Church. His passion is to teach and preach the Gospel of Grace for Abundant Living, and the truths of the believers Union with Christ. 

  • Walter Williams, Deacon

    Walter was born and grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. Studied Electrical Engineering at the Cooper Union in Manhattan and MIT in Boston, MA. He worked as Systems Engineer and Systems Test Engineer for over 35 years in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Walter currently works as System Test Engineer.

    He has been married for over 30 years and currently resides in Howell, N. J. with his wife and two daughters and one granddaughter. He has been a Child of God for over 25 years. Currently serves as Deacon at Grace Christian Church.

    Walter's passion in ministry is being a blessing to others, realizing that we are all blessed. His prayer is that we would always see where God is at work in our lives and the life of others and joyfully and humbly join Him in it.

  • Ron Wilson, Deacon

    Ron grew up in East Orange, NJ and currently resides in Jackson, NJ with his wife of 18 years, Janine. Ron earned a BBA in Accounting and an MBA in Risk Management. He is also licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in New York and works as a Controller for a non-profit organization.

    Ron’s desire is to see that people understand fully that God has provided a “Great Salvation” (Hebrews 2:3) for us in Jesus Christ. As a deacon I hope to display God’s love, mercy and grace to all that I encounter.

  • John Mesko, Deacon

    John presently resides in Avon By The Sea, NJ in Monmouth County. He has been married to his lovely wife Brenda for 30 years and has a 16 year old son, Xavier. He has been a custom swimming pool builder for 30+ years and currently holds a Public Adjuster's license in 5 states.

    John's passion for ministry is to share the Good News of the Gospel with those who are seeking and to disciple them to experience the Peace and Joy which we are promised. Relational harmony, emotional stability, and spiritual maturity are areas that all Children of God can experience.

  • Peter Rollins, Deacon

    Peter grew up in Ocean County, NJ and attended Rutgers College where he earned his B.S. Accounting from Rutgers Business School. Peter is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in NJ and currently works for a digital education company. Peter has been married to his wife Christina, originally from Monmouth County, for eighteen years. They have two children, Sean and Jamie. 

    Peter’s passion is that people will come to realize the unconditional love Jesus has for every man, woman, and child. (Ephesians 3:17-19)