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Why should you consider being a part of
Grace Community Church?


Our Purpose

It is our firm conviction at Grace Community Church that God’s Word, not man’s opinions, is what transforms people’s lives. Therefore, we put a high priority upon the preaching and teaching of His Word.

While the world is trying to figure out the “why” for all of the glory, pain, beauty, ugliness, hope, fear, joy and confusion of this thing we call life, God’s Word holds the answers. Therefore, we provide various platforms throughout the week for people to interact with one another around the study of God’s Word.

We want to understand His plan for our lives and this world in which we live. We firmly believe His Word not only provides answers to the questions that plague us here on Earth, but also provides the answers to what happens next when this life ends. Everyone has questions about the meaning of life – We believe God’s Living Word provides the answers!

Join us in our quest for meaning & truth!


Grace Leadership:

Dr. Ben Wilkins

Senior Pastor
Pastor Ben brings over 27 years of experience serving as a lead pastor, including twelve years in the Los Angeles area, two years in Illinois, and over thirteen years in Memphis. Ben is married to the love of his life, Anne, and together they have five children and four grandchildren.

Pastor Ben teaches the word of God compassionately without compromise drawing from the background of a rich education including Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Criswell College in Dallas, TX, and a Doctor’s degree from Gateway Seminary in Ontario, CA.

Pastor Ben, or Soul Doc, as he has been nicknamed, is available for counsel from God’s word. Pastor Ben, not having been raised in church, understands hurting people. Having suffered a divorce in 2011, he knows the pain and the victory of recovering from life’s struggles.

Pastor Ben enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren. When time permits he loves to slip away for a ride on his motorcycle.


Ken White

Associate Pastor – Marriage Enrichment
Associate Pastor Ken White leads our Marriage Ministries. He and his wife Dorothy (Goodie), recently celebrated 31 years of marriage (July 2019).

Proverbs 18:22, He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord.

Pastor Ken feels as though he has been walking in God’s favor for 31 years. He says, every husband should feel this way and every wife should feel like she is his good thing!

So many marriages are suffering today and that is not what God intended!

Genesis 2:18, And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.”

God designed marriage to meet the human need for companionship.

The greatest and best bond of marriage is not the strands that you see but rest in the ONE that you do not see.

Proverbs 27:17, 17 As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.

So, friends come and join us for the following sharpening sessions.
 
 
 
Marriage Enrichment Opportunities:
• Premarital: Come and see what God is requiring of you!
• Marriage: Let’s talk about life’s circumstances, the effects they have on our marriages!

For more information please contact Pastor Ken:
Phone: (901) 384-4444 option #2
whitekaw@comcast.net


Rev. Richard W. Carr

Associate Pastor – Preaching & Teaching
Rev. Rick Carr is an ordained minister. For 11 years, before moving to Memphis, He served with the Christian & Missionary Alliance; first as a youth pastor in Daytona Beach, Fl., and later as the senior pastor of two churches also in Florida one in Merritt Island and one in Homestead.

In July 2000, after responding to a call from Youth For Christ, Rick and his family moved to Memphis where Rick later launched a juvenile reentry ministry called JIFF, www.jiffyouth.org . Rick served as the Executive Director of that organization until May 2014. He joined the staff of GCC in July 2018 as Associate Pastor of Preaching & Teaching.

Rick received his AA from Toccoa Falls Bible College, his BA in Interpersonal & Group Communication from Trinity International University, and his Master of Religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Rick is the author of the children’s book: What Do You Do When You Get Poo On Your Shoe.
He and his wife Valerie of 39 years – have five grown children, and ten grandchildren. Besides his family, Rick’s passions include guitar, cooking, salt water anything, and most importantly the proclamation of God’s living Word – through which lives are transformed.

View a message from Pastor Rick.

For more information please contact Pastor Rick:
Phone: (901) 384-4444 option #3
rcarr2790@gmail.com


Roosevelt Brooks

Worship Pastor
Worship Pastor, Roosevelt Brooks, became a worshiper at the age of nineteen. His passion for worship led him to serve on many worship teams, working with a network of churches throughout the Mid-South for over 30 years.

He has traveled with worship teams near and far, worshipping God in the United Kingdom, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Central America. You will quickly see his passion for worshipping the living God as he leads each Sunday morning!

“Give unto the Lord the glory due His Name; bring an offering and come before Him; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.” 1 Chronicles 16:29 KJV

The greatest honor bestowed upon us is to have access to the very throne of God; to inquire in His temple and love the Lord. By a new and living way; boldly, we enter into the holy of holies, by the precious blood of Jesus that we may obtain help in time of need.

Come worship with us!

For more information please contact Pastor Roosevelt:
Phone: (901) 384-4444
rose@pictureperfectlandscapes.com


Vicki Dye

Children’s Ministry Leader
Vicki has worked with children of all ages for nearly 30 years. Her love for Jesus shows up in the way she loves and cares for each of the children (and their families) we have the privilege of serving.

Vicki oversees all aspects of our Children’s ministry, Grace Kidz. She is committed to providing a safe and secure environment where the Bible is taught in a fun and creative way. Children learn that God loves them and has big plans for their lives.

Vicki and her husband, Mike, have been married for 35 years and have been blessed with three children, six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A favorite verse of our Children’s Ministry is Mark 9:36-37 (NLT) 36 “Then He put a little child among them. Taking the child in His arms, He said to them, 37 ‘Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on My behalf welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes Me welcomes not only Me but also my Father who sent me.’”

For more information please contact Vicki:
Phone: (901) 384-4444 option #1
vldye2@aol.com