622 Old Lancaster Pike Shillington PA 19607
Pastor Ray &
A graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, OK, Pastor Ray served as Associate Pastor at Word of Life Christian Center in Bradenton, FL. He then moved to Reading and founded Grace Fellowship in 1984. The church met in an office building, a school, and the former Shillington Theater until its present location on Old Lancaster Pike. His life’s purpose can be found in Acts 20:24: “But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.” Married to Pastor Ray since 1995, Nancy has a heart to see the church flourish as “He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.” Ephesians 4:16, NLT
A lifetime member of Grace Fellowship, Nathan took on the position of Worship Director in January of 2017. He previously served in the position of Associate Worship Minister since May 2016, following his studies in Music Composition and Music Technology at Penn State University. While at Penn State, Nathan served as Worship Leader and President of DiscipleMakers, a Christian mission organization ministering to college students, and there he met his wife, Taylor. Nathan also oversees our Audio/Visual/Lighting Technology. He has a desire to honor God with musically excellent worship that is passionate, intimate, and free.
Grace Fellowship’s Treasurer since 1997, Michael faithfully serves the congregation behind the scenes; he is responsible for all of Grace Fellowship’s financial operations. Michael has an extensive background in the banking industry, and has done accounting and financial work for several local businesses. His hobbies and interests include traveling with his wife Cheryl, genealogy, and working with the Kiwanis Club.
Director of Student Ministries
A lifetime member of Grace Fellowship, Terry became Director of Student Ministries in September, 2017. Terry is committed to providing the students with the same opportunities that he experienced as a youth at Grace. He developed a passion for the things of God that kept him anchored throughout his transitional years of middle school and high school. Terry is Founder and CEO of The Undefeated, a clothing brand. The meaning behind the name is to encourage amidst adversity: “never quit, never surrender, and defeat is always optional.” It is with the same energy and attitude that Terry looks forward to impacting the students through relevant Bible teaching and community that will empower them for a lifetime of success.
Media & Creative Arts Director
Women of Grace Leader
Karen delights in reaching other women with the depth of God’s Word and encouraging men and women alike to walk in the plans and purposes God has for their lives. She has a degree in Speech & Drama from the University of Notre Dame and she’s a former TV news reporter and ad agency Media Director. “I am blessed to be able to put my education and earlier work experience to use at Grace Fellowship developing and directing Media and Creative Arts presentations.” Karen is the wife of Messianic Jewish evangelist, Jeffrey D. Miller. She especially enjoys time with her family which includes four adult sons.
Children’s Director: Infants - Grade 1
Children’s Director: Grade 1-5
Children’s Director: Infants - K
A member of Grace Fellowship since 2005, Tina has served in Children’s Ministry for many of those years in all classrooms and in the summer Vacation Bible School. “Children are a blessing from God. As the mother of adult children, He has brought me full circle to share His love with young children. It’s my desire for them to know that God is always there.” Tina has lived in Sinking Spring her entire life. She and her husband, Joseph, enjoy spending time with family and their two dogs.
Aileen has a creative vision and passion for teaching children about the love of God in ways that will impact them now and throughout their lives. She has served for several years on the teaching team here at Grace, has been employed elsewhere as a Pre-School teacher, and is currently pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. With two school aged children, Aileen and her husband, Luis, enjoy road trips and their involvement with Spring sports. Many days you’ll find them on the baseball or softball field with Brian and Bri’s teams.
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