Here are some of the faces you'll see around Grace Community Church, typically leading different ministries and serving in several capacities.
Dr. Chip & Mindy Bennett
Dr. Chip Bennett serves as the founding Senior Pastor of Grace Community Church. Chip also serves as an adjunct professor in multiple universities, training the next generation of Pastors. Chip's education, coupled with his real life experience gives him a very unique skillset when it comes to preaching and teaching. You will hear the Bible in a new and fresh way, as Chip uses practical application, literary understanding and the imaginative gift of story in his weekend messages.
Pastor Tom & Nanette Jones
Executive Pastor & Children's Director
Pastor Dan Miller
John Di Giovanni
Worship & Young Adults Pastor
Heath & Shannan Panganiban
Allen Reesor - Board Member
Allen Reesor and his wife Linda have served together as missionaries and pastoral staff. Allen earned his Doctor of Ministry degree in 1998 and is ordained with Church of God. Linda, a Ph.D. pediatric ARNP, began her nursing career in 1992 and is currently the Director of Education at Joe DiMaggio’s Children’s Hospital. In addition to missions and pastoral ministry, Allen has also directed faith-based services for homeless persons, served as full-time faculty in graduate study programs and directed two ministry research agencies.
He is currently the Executive Director of Metrix Research Group, founder/development director for K-Sail Inc. (a non-profit teaching life skills to middle school children), serves as adjunct faculty for on-line courses at Southeastern University and participates in local and international boards to benefit those in need.
Allen and Linda are proud parents and grandparents of three children and nine grandchildren. However, long-distance fellowship as part the Grace Community Church family ranks as a high priority.
Dr. Warren A. Gage - Board Member
Dr. Gage holds a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, a J.D. from SMU School of Law, and a Ph.D. in philosophy and literature from the University of Dallas. He also completed a year of post-graduate study at Tübingen University in Germany. He worked for twelve years as a trial attorney and was national counsel for a Fortune 400 defense contractor. For the next twelve years, he was a Professor of Old Testament at Knox Theological Seminary. He currently serves as President of the Alexandrian Forum.
Jon Bennett - Board Member
As a thirty year veteran in ministry, Jon Bennett works with some of the fastest growing and most dynamic churches and ministries in America. Driven by experience and passion, Jon works with ministry leaders to release their potential and fulfill their God-given vision.
Jon has effectively equipped ministries across the nation and around the world with the tools needed to grow to the next-level. Jon has a rich background of ministry leadership. He has had firsthand experience raising millions of dollars to fund missions’ projects, church plants, building campaigns and campus outreaches.
He draws from his experience as a lead pastor of a successful church plant, along with this tenure as a senior staff member at an 8,500-member church and as an associate pastor of a church in the northeast. Jon has also served as a Church leadership consultant for the past ten years, helping ministry leaders establish strategies for growth and generosity.
Jon holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Michigan State University and a master’s degree from Reformed Theological Seminary. Jon and his wife Beth have three children and make their home in North Metro Atlanta.