Austin has served in student ministry for over a decade. After earning his undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico, he moved to Los Angeles to attend The Master's Seminary in 2005. After serving as the junior high and high school pastor, he now serves as college pastor. He and his wife, Merilly, have three daughters and a son.
After graduating from college, God saved John, and Jesus Christ became the Lord of his life. John and his wife, Delphine, came with their children to Grace Church in 1969. John has been an elder since 1971, and he currently serves on the board as treasurer. John and Delphine attend Crossroads and are involved with Fundamentals of the Faith (FOF) and Church Membership. Their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren are involved with and enjoy various ministries in many areas of the church.
Don was saved in August 1991, after listening to a 14-tape series of sermons by John MacArthur. From 1970–1990, he raced land speed cars as a hobby, setting numerous records and exceeding 300 miles per hour on five occasions. Shortly after becoming a Christian, Don left racing to be involved in ministry at Grace Community Church. He served in Children’s Ministry for eight years while attending The Master’s Seminary, and he also led a Bible study in the Mainstream fellowship group. Don has pastored The Guild fellowship group since 2007, and he joined Grace Church’s elder board in April 2011. After graduating from The Master’s Seminary, Don found work developing training materials for Motor Racing Outreach, a ministry to the NASCAR racing circuit. He joined staff at Grace to You in 2001, where he provides pastoral care for Grace to You supporters. Don and his wife, Logan, have been married since 1996 and live in Granada Hills, California.
Chris was born in Oakland, California, and was raised in the nearby city of Castro Valley. In 2004, he moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA where he studied mass communication and English. After graduating college, Chris began his studies at The Master’s Seminary and earned his M.Div. and Th.M. degrees. He currently serves as the director of Shepherds’ Conference and as the shepherd of the UCLA Grace on Campus Bible study. Chris has been married to his wife, Linda, since 2011, and they have two sons—Nathaniel and Jordan.
Chris grew up at Grace Community Church and, for most of his life, he has been part of youth ministry—either as a student, or serving as volunteer staff in Junior High, High School, and College ministries. He graduated from California State University, Northridge in 1985, and is a practicing CPA in the area of forensic accounting. Chris and his wife, Ann, met in 1986 while both were involved in ministry in Crossroads, and they were married in 1988. Chris and Ann have three grown daughters and three grandchildren.
Phil is on staff at UCLA Grace on Campus where his primary ministries are discipling and counseling college students. During his time at Grace Church, he has served in various ministries and has sung in the choir for over 30 years. He and his wife Loretta have been married for 63 years.
Mark grew up in Russia until 1990, when his family immigrated to Los Angeles and joined Grace Community Church. Having grown up at Grace, it was natural for him to prepare for ministry at The Master's Seminary, where he earned his M.Div. and Th.M. degrees. In 2017, Mark earned his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh. Mark joined the church staff in 2007 and currently serves alongside Michael Mahoney in administration and as a staff elder in Crossroads, where he leads the Foundation Bible study.