Leadership

Our form of church government is presbyterian, originating from the Latin word “presbyter” meaning “elder.” The Bible indicates that a group of godly and qualified men should be elected and ordained to lead an individual church as Teaching Elders (TE) known as "pastors" and Ruling Elders (RE) known as "lay-elders." The qualifications for these men are listed in the Bible according to 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. They are to be qualified, nominated, trained, examined, and ordained to oversee the spiritual affairs of the church. Within the Presbyterian denomination, elders are elected to serve a term of three years on the Session, which assembles every month to conduct the business of the church. Lastly, elders govern according to three roles:

Oversight – guarding the spiritual health and purity of the congregation
Governance – maintaining the order and peace of the church
Nurture – shepherding the congregation by teaching, equipping, evangelizing, building community, and fulfilling other spiritual tasks which nurture maturity. If you have special needs, contact your Elder. 

Meet our Pastors

Dr. Jon Jacobs & Debbie

Senior Pastor and Teaching Elder
Dr. Jacobs has pastored Grace Presbyterian Church since 2009. Serving churches in Florida, Indiana, and Georgia, he has remained dedicated to teach and exposit the Bible for over thirty years. He continues to labor earnestly in helping the church to understand the supremacy of Jesus Christ and the metanarrative of the Scriptures. Jon obtained degrees from Troy State University (BS), Reformed Theological Seminary (MA), and Saint Andrews Seminary (ThD). He authored The Death of Christ and the Dwelling of God. He and his wife Debbie live in Hayesville, North Carolina, and they have four married children and three grandchildren. In his spare time Jon enjoys playing guitar, painting, reading, writing, and cooking.

Christian Brewer & Courtney

Assistant Pastor and Teaching Elder
Born and raised in Nashville, TN. Christian pursued undergraduate studies in the liberal arts at New College Franklin in Franklin, TN. There he not only discovered a love for reading, but he also met the love his life, Courtney. After getting married in 2017, and working on staff at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Christian pursued his Master of Divinity at RTS-Charlotte. Upon graduation in May 2021, Christian took a call to Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church in Jackson, MS where he did student ministry and loved every minute of it. The Lord called Christian and Courtney to Grace in December 2022. They have one daughter, Poppy Jane, who has captured their hearts, and one dog, Clive, who is still getting used to Poppy. As a stereotypical PCA pastor, Christian enjoys reading (particularly southern fiction), smoking BBQ, and taking care of his cast iron skillet.  

Meet our ruling elders

Jerry Pedine & Elizabeth

CLERK OF SESSION, EDUCATION, YOUTH
CONGREGATIONAL CARE FOR LAST NAMES BEGINNING "C-G"

Scott Tallman & Jacquie

SACRAMENTS
CONGREGATIONAL CARE FOR LAST NAMES BEGINNING "N-R"

Dr. Andre Schoeffler & Piba

DEACONS
CONGREGATIONAL CARE FOR LAST NAMES BEGINNING "H-M"

Andy Williams & Sue

TREASURER
CONGREGATIONAL CARE FOR LAST NAMES BEGINNING "A-B"

Dr. Keith Matthews & Karen

MISSIONS
CONGREGATIONAL CARE FOR LAST NAMES BEGINNING "S-V"

Doug Brownsberger & Bonnie

MEMBERS, VISITORS AND FELLOWSHIP
CONGREGATIONAL CARE FOR LAST NAMES BEGINNING "W-Z"

mEET OUR DEACONS

The leadership of our church also involves the service of Deacons. In the Greek language deacon is defined as “one who waits on tables.” The Scriptures identify a deacon as a godly man who is qualified, nominated, examined, and ordained to serve the church. The Bible likewise gives his qualifications in 1 Timothy 3:8-13. Deacons serve according to three roles:

Helps – assisting the practical needs of the congregation
Mercy – directing the church beyond its borders to love others practically
Maintenance – managing the building and grounds of the church  

Kurt Spangenberg & Kimberly

CHAIRMAN

Leonard Celayla & Peggy

 

Mike Fann & Leigh

 

Jonathan Riley & Trinity

 

Jacob Wallace & Cheyenne

 

Mike Ziegenbein & Jan

 

meet our staff

Chris Saunders & Elizabeth

DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE

Roger Beal & Laura

SOUND & VIDEO ENGINEER

Sarah Hayden

 Director of Children's Ministries

Beth McEwen & Bob

CHURCH PIANIST

Judy Redeker

CHURCH ORGANIST

Eddie Cross

BUILDING & GROUNDS

Chris Sgambati

BUILDING & GROUNDS