Leadership Counseling

Bill Shannon

Pastor

Bill has served on staff since 1989, and he is the co-pastor of Anchored, a Sunday morning adult fellowship group. Bill oversees and is actively involved in the biblical counseling ministry—he teaches discipleship counseling and marriage and family classes through Grace Equip and provides formal and informal counseling for church members and regular attenders of Grace Church. He is also a member of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) where he serves as a fellow. Bill has enjoyed opportunities to minister internationally, teaching at pastors' conferences and training centers in India, Croatia, England, Poland, the Czech-Republic, Japan, Ireland, and South Africa. Bill graduated from Iona College (B.A.) in New Rochelle, New York, and earned his M.Div. and D.Min. from The Master's Seminary in Sun Valley, California. Bill and his wife, Donna, have two daughters and five granddaughters.

Tom Leman

Elder

Tom has been a lay elder since March, 2010. He serves in Anchored with Bill Shannon, Carl Hargrove, George Crawford, and George Sanders, and in Special Ministries with Rick McLean. Tom is also involved with Grace Advance and serves as a member of the Elders Counsel Handling Advance (ECHA). He and his wife, Stacy, have been married for thirty-three years. They were saved more than twenty-eight years ago, and have been at Grace Community Church since that time. God used Pastor MacArthur’s unwavering proclamation of God’s truth on the radio to bring the Lemans to salvation.

George has been a lay elder for eighteen years. He currently serves in Anchored alongside Bill Shannon and Carl Hargrove, and he is actively involved in Grace Church’s Discipleship Counseling Ministry with Anna, his wife of forty years. He also serves on ECHO, and sits on the board of directors of The Master's University and Seminary. George currently works as a plastic surgeon.