Staff & Leaders

Staff & Leaders

Profiles and contact information for pastors, deacons, and staff.

Elder (Preaching Pastor)

Rod Bunton

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…
Elder (Missions Pastor)

Charlie Greenwell

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…
Music Minster
Jim Canter

Jim Canter

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.
Elder (Pastor to Families)

Doug Link

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,…
Elder (College/Administrative Pastor)

Ben Khazraee

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…
Deacon (Facilities)

Roger Kesling

Roger and his wife Diane have been attending Grace Church since 1999. They have two lovely daughters, Kimberly and Kathy, ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a dog named Barney. Roger sings in the church choir, the Tallahassee Civic Choir, and currently sings with The Capital Chordsmen Barbershop Chorus. But, his most enjoyable time is spend with his grandchildren. They are truly a blessing in his life. It is his prayer that his work at Grace Church will help forward the…
Deacon (Ushers and Missions)

Keith Myhre

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.
Deacon (Financial Administration)

Levis Hughes

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…
Deacon (Safety and Security)
Mark Glass

Mark Glass

In his role as deacon, Mark is responsible for safety and security. He coordinates the security and parking volunteer teams for all services and special events. He conducts safety training for volunteers and he maintains the AED machines, first aid kits, and fire extinguishers. He also developed and implements the emergency operation plan.
Deacon (Facility Maintenance and Repair)

Rodney Wilhite

In his role as deacon, Rodney oversees maintenance contracts, acquires services to deal with repair issues, and provides oversight and planning for major facility related projects. He also coordinates facility preparation for special events.
Nursery Coordinator & Communications Secretary

Mary Kennedy

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. 
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