Leadership Anchored

Carl Hargrove

Pastor, Elder

Carl ministered at Grace Church from 1990 to 1993, was ordained, and pastored two churches in the Los Angeles area from 1994 to 2014 before returning to Grace Church. He is passionate about foreign missions and travels internationally yearly, supporting leaders and volunteers in various countries. He is the co-founder of the African Revitalization Centre. Carl serves on several missions boards and holds a certification with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). He directs the Grace Advance ministry of Grace Church, which provides pastoral leadership for church planting and revitalization in North America. Carl has earned degrees from The University of Cincinnati and The Master's Seminary (M.Div., Th.M., D.Min.), and he serves as an associate professor of pastoral ministries and church relations ambassador at The Master's Seminary. Currently, Carl co-pastors the Anchored fellowship group. He and his wife, Joanna, have five children.

Bill Shannon

Pastor, Elder

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.

George has been at Grace Church since 1977, and has served as an elder since 1996. George and his wife, Ann, have served in both student and adult ministries at the church for a number of years. A graduate of Occidental College and the UCLA School of Law, he has served as a prosecuting attorney and administrative law judge for the state. George has also served as an adjunct faculty member at The Master’s University since 1991. George and Ann met at Grace Church and were married here after serving in the young singles ministry. They have two married sons, and two beautiful grandchildren.

Tom Leman


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.