Profiles and contact information for pastors, deacons, and staff.
Rod moved to Tallahassee in 1973 to attend Florida State University. Just before graduation, a friend invited him to Grace Church where he was immediately drawn to expositional bible teaching. A few years after graduating from college, he married his wife, Ann, and they were off to Dallas Seminary to prepare for ministry. While working in the business world for a short time, God opened the door for their family to move back to Tallahassee. In December 1985, he became…
Charlie and Cindy Greenwell have lived in Tallahassee and been members of Grace Church since 1990 when they returned from eight years of life and ministry (with the Navigators) in South Korea. Charlie and Cindy have three adult children for whom they are very thankful – Katie, Kimberly, and Daniel, with wife, Zhitong. It has been Charlie’s blessing, with his wife’s support, to be involved in the lives of and ministry to International students for many years. In addition to…
Dr. Canter received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from Tennessee Tech University, his Master of Arts in Music Composition and Theory from Sam Houston State University and Doctor of Music Degree from Florida State University. Dr. Canter has served as interim music director at Second Baptist Church in Huntsville, Texas, Minister of Music at Southside Baptist Church in Gallatin, Tennessee and as Music Director at Grace Church since 1985. Jim is married to Sandy.
Doug started at Grace Church in 2000 as a youth ministry intern while he was a student at Florida State. After graduating from FSU (B.A. in Music), he left for Louisville, Kentucky to attend The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Doug graduated in 2007 with a Masters of Divinity. He then returned to Grace as the full time youth pastor. He currently oversees the middle and high school programs. Doug and his wife, Carrie, have three sons, Caleb, Hudson, and Owen,…
Ben began attending Grace Church in 1997 just before beginning high school. After graduating from Leon High, he became a student at Florida State University. During his time there, he began a two-year internship in youth ministry at Grace Church through XL Ministries. In 2004, he married Beth and graduated from Florida State with a degree in Communication. After that, he and Beth moved to Louisville, Kentucky for him to attend The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He completed a Master…
Keith has been a member of Grace Church since 1989 after graduating from college. He is blessed with an energetic wife, Nicole, whom he met at Grace, and they are blessed with four sons, Wesley, Sam, Jake and Eli. Keith and Nicole have been involved in many children’s ministries. Keith currently works for the Florida Department of Agriculture. In his role as deacon, Keith oversees the areas of greeting, ushering, and missions. Nicole assists with a variety of ladies ministries.
Levis is married (since 1985) to his lovely wife, Pat, who also serves the body of Grace Church in a variety of roles. She is a great encourager to all she meets. Levis and Pat were both saved in 1987 and have been honored to grow in the knowledge and service of our Lord and Savior ever since. Levis and Pat have two sons; one a Pastor in Phoenix, Arizona at Northwest Phoenix Community Church, and one a Florida Wildlife Commission…
Mary is married to David Kennedy. They have three adult children and eleven grandchildren. Mary retired from the state and now works part-time at the state and volunteers as a Guardian Ad Litem. She serves as the volunteer nursery coordinator and secretary of communication and membership at Grace Church.
David Kennedy is married to Mary. They have three adult children and eleven grandchildren. In his role as deacon, David is responsible for the Annex and the needs of the Children’s ministries, including the pager system, supplies, toys, and playground equipment, and minor repairs.
Larry and his wife, Sandy, are parents to four adult children and are adjusting to life as empty-nesters. They’ve been in the Tallahassee area since 1999 and currently live in Havana. They joined Grace Church in 2011 and have enjoyed serving in many ways. In his role as Deacon, Larry is responsible for most technology-related items. This includes audio and video capabilities and equipment, networking, computers, security cameras, and the website. He also oversees the sound and video operation, including…
Mark is a native of Tallahassee. He and his wife Dawn have been members of Grace Church since 2011. They have four adult children. Mark is the Chief Operating Officer of American Backflow Products Company. In his role as deacon, he has taken on the responsibility of the maintenance and upkeep of the facilities, including janitorial services & supplies, lawn maintenance, and small repairs. He is involved with most construction projects and expansion/remodeling efforts.