Leadership Commissioned

Rodney Andersen

Pastor, Elder

Rodney Andersen grew up at Grace Community Church and began serving in youth ministry after completing high school. After working as an engineer for many years, Rodney enrolled in The Master’s Seminary to pursue serving as a missionary. Upon graduation in 2012, he and his family were sent by Grace Church to serve as missionaries in China until 2018 when he was called to return to Grace Church to train new missionaries. Rodney currently serves as the director of Grace Ministries International (GMI), the international missions department of Grace Church, and co-pastor of the Mainstream fellowship group. Rodney and his wife, Glenna, have two children.

Brad Klassen

Pastor, Elder

Brad serves as an associate professor of Bible exposition at The Master’s Seminary, and gives leadership to Grace Church’s men’s ministry, Men of the Word. From 2001 until he joined the seminary faculty in 2013, Brad was involved in theological education in the former Soviet Union. Brad and his wife, Heather, have four children.

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

Elder

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

Elder

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

Elder

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.