Mark was born in Tucson, Arizona into a military family that loved the Lord and Christ’s local church. In 1982, he married his best friend Lisa, a godly helpmeet, and God has blessed them with three children and seven grandchildren. Mark works professionally in computer support for a large manufacturer. Because of how God used the Sunday school ministry in Tucson to introduce his whole family to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, Mark is overjoyed to serve in Grace Church’s Children’s Ministry.
Raised in Golden, Colorado, Travis joined the US Navy in 1988, entered the SEAL Teams, and came to faith in Jesus Christ in 1990. God immediately began training him for pastoral ministry using various means—military, federal law enforcement, and higher education; roles of submission and leadership, organization and management; and exposure to national and international teaching and leadership.
Most foundationally, God prepared Travis by teaching him to love his dear wife Melinda, and helping them raise a family together. The two became one flesh in 1993 and have five wonderful children: Nicolas, Leah, Jesse, Scott, and Cali.
Travis earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies from The College at Southeastern in 1997. He spent a few years in federal law enforcement, but left to pursue pastoral training at The Master’s Seminary in 2000 (M.Div., 2006). Travis ministered at Grace Community Church and worked at Grace to You (the international media ministry of John MacArthur), serving most recently as managing director. He was ordained to pastoral ministry in 2012, served on the elder board, and pastored in the GraceLife and Doulos fellowships.
Travis became the teaching pastor at Grace Church in November 2014, equipping saints for the work of ministry (Eph. 4:12). He strives to proclaim Jesus Christ, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so he may present everyone mature in Christ (Col. 1:28).
Gary was born in El Paso, Texas, moved to Littleton, Colorado at a young age, and was raised in a Roman Catholic home. Shortly after meeting his wife Becky, he came to faith in Jesus Christ. The two were subsequently married in 1981, moved to Greeley in 1990, and joined Grace Church, where they raised their two children. They now have three beautiful grandchildren. Gary retired in 2013 from Greeley Central High School where he taught science and now spends time talking with others about the Bible, woodworking, making and enjoying the perfect cup of coffee, and serving in the church. Gary began serving in 1990, became a deacon in 1993, and then an elder in 2007. He now serves as the elder board chairman, heads the Missions Team, and teaches adult Sunday school.
Mike was born in Long Beach, California and raised in a Roman Catholic home. He met and married his wife Kathy in 1971, after which the Lord graciously saved them both. God has given them two children and five grandchildren. Mike retired after thirty-two years in the oil business, and he now assists his son in the restaurant business in Johnstown. Mike has been a member of Grace Church for five years and has served by teaching in the Men’s Ministry and by acting as Church Treasurer. He loves teaching the Old Testament, and also enjoys various activities such as spending time with kids and grandkids, biking and motorcycling, swimming, and being outdoors.
Gary was born near Toledo, Ohio, raised in a Roman Catholic home, but came to faith in Jesus Christ in 1969. The Holy Spirit drew him, revealed the truthfulness of God’s Word, and convinced him of the faithfulness of God to keep His promises. Gary met his wife Barbara in high school and married her in 1976 God has given them two children and eight grandchildren. They moved to Greeley in 1973 and attended the inaugural service of Grace Church. Since then Gary has served in many capacities: leading and teaching middle-school, high-school, and college students; discipling and counseling; deacon and elder. He currently oversees the Student Ministries. Gary has enjoyed the privilege of watching God’s faithfulness to Grace Church over many years. He is excited to see what God has in store as the church strives together to exalt Jesus Christ, honor His Word, and seek to glorify God in everything.
Bruce was born in Glenwood Springs, Colorado and he was raised in Fort Collins in a Roman Catholic family. God wonderfully saved him through the ministry of Grace Church’s founding pastor, Bob Howe, in 1974. That same year Bruce met and married his wife June, and God has given them three children and seven grandchildren. Bruce works professionally as an electrical engineering technician, and has served Grace Church in many ways over many years (e.g., small group leader, deacon, elder, Awana Commander, Grief Share support leader, and adult education coordinator). Whatever his ministry, Bruce keeps his life verse, Eph. 4:1-3, at the forefront of his mind.