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…
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…
Nursery Coordinator & 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.