Pastor Don accepted the call as Lead Pastor of Grace in January of 2002. He and his wife Paula have three children, Angela, Amy, and Donnie. All three are married and serving in full-time Christian ministries. They each have blessed Pastor and Paula with two grandchildren, making a total of 6 grandchildren.
Pastor Don is a graduate of Briercrest Bible Institute in Saskatchewan, Canada and Luther Rice Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia. He trained as an A and P Mechanic at Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville, Wisconsin where he also received his flight training.
Don and Paula met in the Turks and Caicos Islands where they served thirteen years in church planting missions, followed by 12 years in West Germany. Just prior to ministry at Grace, they served eight years at Calvary Baptist Church in Lakeland, Florida.
Pastor Don retired from staff in January of 2019 after 17 years of ministry at Grace and was granted the title Pastor Emeritus. He continues to serve at Grace in various capacities. We are so thankful for Pastor Don and his wife Paula, and look forward to the ways that God will continue to use them.