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Lead Pastor:

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Tim Brown
Favorite Verse: Acts 20:24
Email:tbrown@gracewood.church
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Originally from Richlands, VA and a graduate of Liberty University, Tim has been the Pastor at Gracewood Community Church since it was founded in September 2008. He married his high school sweetheart Maegan in 2008, adopted two children, Kellsie and Charlie in February 2012, and welcomed a second daughter Andie, June 2015 and a third daughter Evie, December 2017. Tim is passionate about the work God is doing in Lebanon and seeing God's people grow to love God and share that love with others through disciple making.

 

Associate Pastor:

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Justin Blankenship
Favortie Verse: 1 Corinthians 14:1
Email: jblankenship@gracewood.church
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Justin, his wife Bekah, and their four boys have been a part of Gracewood Community Church since September 2016. They met at ministry school in Texas, Bekah’s home state, in 1998, and got married in 2001. Justin has traveled on short-term missions to Costa Rica, Haiti and to several Middle Eastern countries. Bekah has spent time in Mexico and Africa on short-term missions. They lived in Texas for 15 years, serving in the local church there as worship leaders and youth volunteers. After relocating to Virginia in 2016, they quickly became involved in the local church serving in worship, international missions, and youth ministry. Justin has a passion for seeing people use their gifts and talents for the Kingdom of God, and for helping the church thrive in its mission. He is eager to serve with the Gracewood Church community.

 

Worship Leader:

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Tyler Vencill
Favorite Verse: 
Proverbs 3:5-6
Email: tvencill@gracewood.church
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Tyler has been part of the Gracewood family since early 2011. A graduate of Lebanon High (2003) and Virginia Tech (2008), he has found a passion for praising God through music ever since he began leading worship for the youth in October of 2011. In June 2012, Tyler was married to his beautiful wife Abby and together they cannot wait to see what God is going to do through this wonderful church.

 

Children's Director:

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Samantha Hess
Favorite Verse: Jeremiah 29:11
Email: shess@gracewood.church
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A graduate of Lebanon High School, Samantha married her high school sweetheart Jon and now has three handsome sons; Brennan, Kannan and Roman. She graduated from King University with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and is passionate about teaching children, showing them God’s love and helping them build a strong foundation in Christ. Samantha is excited about the work God is doing in Gracewood and the community.

 

Communications Director:

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Maegan Brown
Favorite Verse: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Email: mbrown@gracewood.church
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A graduate of Richlands High School, Maegan has always had a passion for God, family, and people. After attending Liberty University and obtaining her Bachelor's in Nursing, Maegan married her best friend Timmy and began work as a nurse. During her career of educating student nurses, she realized her passion for teaching others about Christ (especially her children Kellsie, Charlie, Andie and Evie) and is committed to seeing others develop their relationship with Him so they can also invest in others.

 

Administrative Assistant:

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Kathryn Easton
Favorite Verse: Hebrews 10:24-25
Email: keaston@gracewood.church 
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Originally from Charleston, WV, Kathryn received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from The University of Virginia. While in Charlottesville, she met and married her best friend, Brian, and they now have three almost grown children (Mary, John, and Hannah) and an aging golden retriever (Bella). They moved to Lebanon, VA, in June 2000 and have continued to be part of missions and ministry opportunities here and abroad. Kathryn is eager to use her experience in and passion for ministry, her love of working with people, and her administrative and organizational skills at Gracewood.