Dr. George Pearson
George is originally from California and received his undergraduate degree from the California State University at Fresno. He went on to earn a Master in Arts in Theology from Southwestern Seminary, a Master of Theology in Applied Theology, and a Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Pastor George began his ministry as senior pastor of Grace Fellowship Church on September 5, 2010. Formerly George was a church planter/pastor in New Mexico for 11 years. He has ministered across several regions of the country and worked with all generations of people throughout 22 years of ministry. His greatest passion is the exaltation of Christ through verse by verse exposition of the Word of God and the advancement of the Christ’s kingdom to the ends of the earth through the ministry of the local church. He and his wife Diane have two sons and one daughter. When George isn’t busy with ministry, he enjoys spending time with family, keeping fit, and spending time outdoors.
Shawn came on staff at GFC September 2016. He was born and raised in the hills and hollers of southern West Virginia. A USAF Veteran, Shawn graduated from the school of hard knocks. He is an avid outdoors man with a passion for anything “that goes boom”. He has been married 18 years to the love of his life Candice, and they have one son. He is a follower of Christ, and a mid-life learner of christian history, puritans, and reformers. He is continually “growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen” 2 Peter 3:18
We'd like to welcome Dan Pearson as our youth pastor. He is excited to join our staff to connect and encourage the youth via the Word of God! Dan is a graduate from Midwest Theological Seminary in May of 2020 with a Master of Divinity. His passions include expository preaching, biblical discipleship & pursuing Christ through ordinary means. In his spare time he enjoys reading biographies about Christian leaders throughout history, and watching Marvel movies. He enjoys baseball, and is a former pitcher for Hannibal Lagrange University.
Children’s Ministry Director
Diane has been serving in church ministry alongside George for 28 years. After meeting as summer missionaries in New York City in 1990, they married in 1991 and have been actively involved in serving the Lord in His church ever since. Diane is a great teacher of the Word of God and has a passion for ministry to the family. This passion is lived out as Children’s Director of Grace Fellowship Church in encouraging women and children to be all they are created to be in Jesus. Her most prized title is “mom” and feels blessed to have been able to raise and home school her three children. Diane finds great joy in spending time with her grandson and digging in the dirt (working in her flower garden).
Josh joined the staff of GFC in January 2018. He is a graduate of Manhattan Christian College, in Manhattan, KS, where he earned a B.S. in Worship Ministry/Bible. While in his last semester of school he met his wife Andrea. Josh and Andrea have been married since July 2013. Josh is a fan of Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe; but most of all loves the gathering of the people of God, singing the praises of God. “Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together!” Psalm 34:3
Laurel began working for GFC in 2013. She graduated in 1994 from St. John’s School of Nursing in Springfield, MO with an Associates Degree in Nursing. She met and married her husband Andy at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO in September 1994. They have 3 children. Laurel loves to express the glorious creativity of God through art and song. She enjoys watching science fiction television and movies with her family. “The Lord is my Strength and my [impenetrable] Shield; my heart trusts in, relies on, and confidently leans on Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song will I praise Him.” Psalm 28:7
Elders & Deacons
God has set apart servants who have a particular calling and who meet the objective requirements of Scripture (1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-9). These exemplary servants of the Lord are appointed to the office of elder or deacon to serve as the ministry leaders of the church under the headship of the Lord Jesus.
Grace Fellowship Elders:
Grace Fellowship Deacons: