Meet our team
Bio: Jeff has been GF’s Lead Pastor since 2016. He holds an Advanced M. Div. in Apologetics from Southwestern Theological Seminary and a PhD in Apologetics from Liberty University. Jeff has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in philosophy, apologetics, and theology. His passions are expository preaching, evangelism, missions, and equipping people to defend their faith. Jeff enjoys the outdoors and is a Dallas Cowboys fan. He and his wife Jenn have a son and one on the way.
Bio: Born and raised in GA, Lorenzo holds a B.S. in Worship and Music Ministry and an M.A. in Christian Ministries from Liberty University. He traveled for four years with the Sounds of Liberty, LU’s premier music ministry team, ministering in some of the largest churches and Christian events in the country. Lorenzo has a passion for worship and for all people to experience the life-changing power of Jesus Christ. Lorenzo enjoys spending time with his wife Audrey and son Elias, playing pick-up basketball and football, cheering on the LU Flames, Georgia Dawgs (or any Atlanta sports team!), and listening to a good audiobook or podcast.
Pastor of Discipleship
Bio: Larry, a native Buckeye, serves as GF’s Pastor of Discipleship, Chair of the Bible Department at BCS, and teaches high school apologetics, worldviews, and ethics at BCS. He holds a BA in Religious Education from Cumberland College, an M.A. from Luther Rice Seminary, and a C.Ed.D from Southwest Bible College and Seminary. Larry enjoys sports, relaxing with a good book (he is a C.S. Lewis aficionado!), and traveling with Ethel, his wife of 28 years.
Associate Pastor of
Students & Families
Bio: Tony is a native of South Florida. He holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Palm Beach Atlantic University and an M.Div. from Liberty University. He is passionate about reaching those far from Christ and teaching students how to be leaders that make disciples. He has been married to his wonderful wife MJ for eight years. They love reading, visiting museums, and going to theme parks.
Bio: Growing up in TX, but proud to be a Floridian for over 20 years now, Frank felt God’s call to be a pastor at age 9. Frank is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2006, Frank began serving at GF in the area of Pastoral Care. He loves all kinds of people-focused ministries and especially enjoys ministering to Senior Adults through concerts and lunches, day trips, nursing home ministry groups, hospital visitation, and most importantly prayer meetings.
Eglise Baptiste Missionnaire Pastor
Bio: Samuel is a passionate servant of God. At 17 years of age he dedicated his life to serve God. He is a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University with a B.A. in Ministry. Radio has been an important part of his ministry that started when he lived in Haiti and he still has a religious program on the radio every Monday via telephone. Pastor Laborde helps members of his congregation focus on making God’s love known to their communities.
Grace en Español Pastor
Bio: Efraín is a native a Venezuela. He has been the pastor of Grace en Español since it began in 2005. Efrain’s passions are his family and making disciples for Jesus. Married to Betty since 1980, they have lived in the US since 1989. They have three wonderful kids, Eybett, Efraim Antonio and Daniel Alberto, and 8 beautiful grandkids. Gardening is one of his hobbies.
Florida Mango Pastor
Bio: Pastor Calvaire is not only our Florida Mango campus pastor, but also broadcasts in radio, which he loves very much. His goal is to reach 1000 members in Florida Mango and build another church in the Fort Pierce area. Pastor Calvaire is married to Evane and they have 6 children and 9 grandchildren.
Bio: Pastor of Grace Belén, Willie holds a degree in Economics and Administration from INCAE in Latin America, and has served in roles as a business administrator, financial advisor, and university professor. He has been following Christ for over forty years, and has a passion for church planting. Willie is married to Ruth, has 3 daughters and is currently the grandfather of 3 grandchildren.
Bell Glade Pastor
Bio: Pastor Saintil Farilus has been with Grace Fellowship since 2006. He graduation from the Haiti Theological Seminary Baptist. Pastor Saintil has been working with the GF Haitian community in Belle Glade for 11 years and now has 179 members.
Audio / Visual Director
Bio: John has been serving in GF/BCS’s Audio/Visual Department since 1988. He is married to Tanya and has 2 children, Andrew who graduated from BCS in 2016, and Arianna who will be graduating in 2018 from BCS. John has been involved in the Martial Arts Ministry here at Grace Fellowship for the past 30 years and has recently assumed the leadership role. In his off time, John loves to hunt and fish.
Interim Children’s Directors
Bio: Nate and Beth have been at Grace Fellowship since 2007. They both work at Berean Christian School as well with Nate teaching High School Science and Beth working in the ESE classroom. They both grew up in Columbus, OH and have grown to love the lack of cold weather in South Florida. Nate and Beth are nerds at heart who love to read, play board games, and watch Star Wars. They have 2 awesome kids in the Children's Ministry and are surrounded by a great group of friends at the church and school who are as dedicated to seeing the ministry grow as they are.
Grace en Español Worship Leader
Bio: Andres was born in Colombia. Music was his hobby then, and his career and ministry now. He began serving the Lord shortly after his decision to follow Jesus. God called him to Grace en Español nine years ago. He loves to lead God's people to His presence through music, and is passionate about the importance of praise and worship as followers of a sovereign King. Andres and his wife, Luisa, have four children and enjoy going to parks and Disney.
Bio: Born in Colombia, Luisa came to the states at the age of 4 with her family. At age 11 Luisa accepted the Lord and has been serving Him with passion ever since. She has been on GF’s staff since 2010 leading our Preschool Ministry. She has four kids of her own and loves children. During her time off, you will probably find Luisa and her family at Disney or at a park enjoying family time.
Bio: Donna has been serving on staff at GF since 1998. She is married to Jim who has been employed with Pratt & Whitney for 38 years. She has 2 children: her son, Grant, is a Worship Leader in Raleigh, NC, and her daughter, Tiffany, is a stay at home mom and wife. She also has two stepdaughters, Jamie & Chrystal. She has seven grandchildren at this time and loves spending as much time with them as possible.
Berean Christian School Headmaster
Bio: William serves as the Headmaster of BCS, GF’s largest ministry. With over thirty years of experience in education, he has served in teaching and administrative roles with the Palm Beach County School District and Glassboro State College/Rowan University in NJ, and he holds an M.ED from Lynn University. His passion is to lead BCS to empower students to walk as Jesus walked, enrich students with academics enveloped in a Biblically-based Christian worldview, and to help students experience their God-given and unique giftedness for a successful life in Christ.
Bio: A native of West Palm Beach, Greg is the seventh of eight kids and a graduate of Cardinal Newman High School. Greg visited GF in 1991 with his wife, Marsha, whose parents were members of GF, and Greg accepted Christ in 1992. He sang in the choir for eight years and then began serving in GF’s A/V department. Greg retired after 34 years with the Postal Service where he maintained the delivery truck fleet. Greg enjoys his ministry as a member of GF’s A/V Department, and is always amazed at God’s perfect timing for everything.
Bio: Born and raised in Alabama, Jonathan developed a love for God and His Word, music, the outdoors, sports, and people from an early age. While at Liberty University, Jonathan traveled the world and ministered with the Youth Aflame Singers for several years. Eventuallyhe built a home and settled in the mountains of WV for 25 years, while working for his church and doing A/V work at a nearby Five Star Resort. After moving to West Palm Beach in 2008 and marrying his lovely wife Ronnie, and semi-retiring from Audio Visual at another nearby resort, Jonathan joined GF's A/V team.
Bio: Shiro was born in Sri Lanka, and moved to the US where she earned her B.A. in Accounting at Liberty University. She started her career as a CPA in public accounting with Ernst and Young followed by Deloitte and Touche. She then became a stay at home mom for several years and eventually joined GF in 2011 as their CFO. Besides being a ‘bean counter’ and ensuring every penny is accounted for in the church and school, her passion is in missions - helping orphans, special needs kids, and the needy!
Senior Pastor Admin Assistant
Bio: After a working for a GF elder for several years, Anel officially joined the GF team in 2016 as an Administrative Assistant. She graduated from BCS in 2007, and later earned a B.A. in Business Management. Anel loves to serve and is currently assisting in several ministries including small groups, food pantry, and Belonging classes.
Bio: Amy joined GF in 2000 and began working in GF and BCS’s Business Office in 2012. Amy has served in Preschool Ministry for 13 years. She enjoys using her God-given talents in the Business Office most. When not volunteering or working, she can be found doing crafts, refinishing furniture, or doing some sort of household improvements, and enjoying time with her most precious gifts: her 2 children who currently attend BCS.
Interim Women's Ministry Director
Bio: Luisel was born and raised in Florida by parents who immigrated from Cuba. She and her family have been at GF since 1995. She has been serving in the Women's Ministry as a teacher/facilitator for many years and leads the MOM2MOM Ministry and has a passion to help women grow in the Word and in their relationship with Jesus, and then help others do the same. Luisel enjoys spending time with her husband, family and especially her grandkids whom she adores. She also likes to travel and explore the outdoors whether in the mountains or on the water.
Human Resources / Accounts Receivable
Bio: Mickie is a native Floridian. She was with her previous company for 17 years doing accounting before joining GF/BCS in Human Resources in 2011. Mickie has a “can do” attitude. Her passion is for saving money for GF/BCS, as well as coming up with creative ways to fundraise for the school. She has been married to her husband Leon since 1997, and they have a daughter, Nichole. In her spare time, she can be found in different bowling centers watching her daughter bowl in tournaments, leagues, and practices.
Bio: Claudia was born and raised in the mission field in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Being raised in ministry, she got a great sense of living intentionally to reach souls for Christ. She later met her husband, Briton, while attending Liberty University. They now live in West Palm with their two daughters. Claudia serves as an Executive Assistant and Events Coordinator at Grace Fellowship. She loves serving and using her God giving gifts for His glory.
AWANA Admin / Summer Camp Director
Bio: Cassius is Awana Coordinator and Summer Camp Director at GF. He has always been involved in children’s ministries, and has a passion to see children come to know Jesus. A native of Trinidad, a small island in the Caribbean, his dedication has taken him to many countries where he has shared the Gospel with many children.
Bio: Jen has served at GF since 2004. She enjoys being able to take people’s ideas and create graphics that help reach people for Christ through all of GF’s ministries. Jen loves to travel and has been on many missions trips around the world spreading the Gospel. She also has a heart for teenagers and serves in the Student Ministry and on the annual BCS LA Missions Trip. Jen loves to spend time with her sons, Caleb and Daniel, rooting on the Chicago Bears, reading, traveling with friends, and making people laugh.
Bio: A Carolina Tar Heel, Mark has used his technical gifts at businesses and churches in VA, CA, and FL. Serving as the Information Technologies Director for GF/BCS, Mark troubleshoots the technical needs of employees, and has a knack for finding quality products for a great deal. He’s been happily married to Kristi for 20 years, and they have two daughters, Lindsie & Maddie Kate.
Grace en Espanol Admin Assistant
Bio: Paky started attending GF in 2006 and soon began volunteering on Sundays. In 2007, Paky joined GF’s staff as an assistant in the Spanish Ministry. She is grateful to work in a church where she can serve the Lord full time. Paky has two amazing children, Jessica and Daniel, and also has three adorable grandchildren she enjoys spending time with every chance she gets. She loves family and appreciates the value of great friendships.