Travis Allen, Pastor
Raised in Golden, CO, Travis joined the military in 1988, where God regenerated him to new life and faith in Christ in 1990. He met and married Melinda in 1993, and God has given them five wonderful children: Nicolas, Leah, Jesse, Scott, and Cali.
Travis was educated for pastoral ministry (The College at Southeastern, B.A., 1997; The Master’s Seminary, M.Div., 2006), and further prepared by working at Grace to You and ministering at Grace Community Church (ordination, 2012).
Now the teaching pastor at Grace Church (since 2014), Travis equips the saints for the work of ministry (Eph. 4:12). His aim is to proclaim Jesus Christ, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so he may do his part in presenting everyone mature in Christ (Col. 1:28).
Josh Oedy, Associate Pastor
A Greeley, Colorado native, Josh grew up attending Grace Church. He came to faith in Jesus Christ in 1997. He was involved in youth and college ministry while attending the University of Northern Colorado where he received his B.A. in 2003. After graduating he spent two years doing campus ministry at the University of Oregon.
Josh married his wonderful wife Diana in 2005 and she has been a tremendous blessing and his greatest asset in ministry ever since. God has blessed them with five precious children: Lana, Nathan, Ava, Ella, and Caiden. They lived in Kentucky from 2005 until 2016 where Josh attended The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M. Div., 2010) and served as Youth Pastor for Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Mt. Eden from 2007 until they moved back to Colorado in 2016 to be a part of what God was doing at Grace Church.
After serving as a lay teacher for a year Josh became Student Director at Grace Church in May of 2017, was ordained at Grace Church in 2018, and now serves as an associate pastor. He strives to live according to God’s high calling for those in pastoral ministry found in 2 Tim. 4:2-5.
Bret Hastings, Associate Pastor
Bret was born and raised in Greeley Colorado and attended Grace Church as he grew up. The Lord saved him in 2001 and has had a desire to serve the Lord ever since. After high school he was involved in college and student ministries at Grace Church while he worked full time in the construction industry.
In 2007 Bret married Kayla, who is the most perfect helpmeet the Lord could have provided. She is his greatest encouragement and does all she can to support him in the ministry the Lord has given them. The Lord has blessed them with three girls: Kyree, Alexis, and Elizabeth.
Bret’s desire for the ministry materialized into a full time position at the church, and in 2012 was given the Student Director position. After several years of ministry, Bret and the Elders of Grace Church decided it would be best for him to get further education for the ministry that he might return to help equip the saints for the ministry (Eph. 4:11-12).
His family moved to California in 2017 to attend the Master’s Seminary in pursuit of a formal theological education in order to better serve Grace Church. Bret graduated in May 2020 with a B.A. of Theology from the Master’s Seminary and eagerly returned to Grace Church that same month, to be a part of what the Lord is doing in Greeley.
He was ordained at Grace church in 2021, and he now serves as an associate pastor—training the saints to be the means by which Jesus Christ builds his church, which prevails against the gates of hell (Matt. 16:18).
Mark Alexander, Elder
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.
Gary Oedy, Elder
Born near Toledo, Ohio, Gary was 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. He moved to Greeley in 1973 and attended the inaugural service of Grace Church.
After meeting his wife Barbara in high school, Gary married her in 1976. God has given them two children and nine grandchildren. Throughout his time at Grace, Gary has served in many capacities: leading and teaching middle-school, high-school, and college students; discipling and counseling; deacon and elder.
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.
Bill Willcutts, Elder
Biblical Counseling Secretary
Children’s Ministry Director