Leadership Mainstream

Brad Armstrong has been serving as an elder of Grace Community Church since 1995 and serves primarily in the Mainstream fellowship group. He also enjoys ministering to our missionaries by providing vision on the ECHO committee.

Irv Busenitz


Irv grew up in central Kansas and, after completing undergraduate studies in Omaha, Nebraska, came to California with his wife Karen to attend Talbot Seminary. During residency for his Master of Divinity studies, he served as a youth pastor and associate pastor in Downey, California. Following his seminary training, Irv joined the Bible and Old Testament faculty at Talbot, and from 1977-1986 served as the Director of their Valley Campus based on the campus of Grace Church. He became a founding member of The Master’s Seminary in 1986, where he continues as the Vice President for Academic Administration and Professor of Bible and Old Testament. Irv serves as an Elder and as chair of ECHO, while his wife Karen is active with Seminary Wives’ Discipleship Program. They have been married for over 40 years and are the parents of two married sons and six grandchildren.

Don Carr


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.

Brian Milam


Brian grew up near Kansas City, Missouri, and after completing his undergraduate degree, he came to The Master’s Seminary in 1989 where he earned his M.Div. degree. Brian has been on staff at Grace Community Church for twenty-eight years, and for the past sixteen years, has served as an associate pastor of GMI (Grace Ministries International), a ministry that provides care and support to our faithful missionaries. Brian also serves on the ECHO (Elders’ Council Handling Outreach) board, as an elder in the Mainstream fellowship group, and as an adjunct professor at The Master’s Seminary. Brian and his wife, Carole, met at The Master’s University, married in 1991, and have been serving together in ministry since. They have two children.