• Rob Parlante, LEAD PASTOR

    Rob was born and raised in Northern New Jersey and moved to Monmouth County in 2000 where he currently resides with his wife Laura of 29 years.. They have three grown children in their twenties. The oldest to youngest are Matthew, Brianna, and Luke. He holds an engineering degree and an MBA and currently works for Andersen Windows. Rob has been involved in two church plants, and is a founding Elder of Grace Christian Church and has transitioned into the Lead Pastor where he currently serves.

    His passion is to teach and preach the Gospel of Grace for abundant living, the truths of the believers' union with Christ, and how to live life out of that union as a new covenant believer.  


    Laura was born in Northern New Jersey and moved to Monmouth County with her husband Rob of 29 years.  She and Rob have three grown children in their twenties.  She has been a licensed cosmetologist for over three decades and is still practicing.  She has been involved in two church plants over the last two decades.  She was a ladies bible study group leader in her two previous churches.  More recently she has transitioned into music ministry. 


    Her passion is for people and ministering to them as God leads by showing them the love of Christ.  Her desire is to win souls for Jesus and teach others how to experience Him in a deeper way.  

  • Walter Williams, Deacon

    Walter was born and grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. He studied electrical engineering at Cooper Union in Manhattan and MIT in Boston, MA. He has worked as a systems engineer and systems test engineer for over 35 years in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  Walter currently works as a 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.  He currently serves as a 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.

  • John Mesko, Deacon

    John presently resides in Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ.  He has been married to his 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)