After ministering for several years in pastoral ministry, the Lord brought together four friends and called them to move their families to the Salt Lake Valley for the purpose of planting church-planting churches. They find great joy in serving each other and the church with the gifts God has given them.
Worship & College Outreach
Jonathan leads our church in passionate worship, directs our college ministry and coordinates shepherding care. He has over 12 years of experience as a pastor for worship and college ministry. Before sensing God’s call to serve here in Salt Lake City, Jonathan served in various capacities at Brookside Baptist Church in Milwaukee, WI. During that time, God prepared Jonathan with the skills and gifts to lead us in shepherding, worship and college ministry. His relational drive deepens and strengthens connections among the members of Gospel Grace. He is also a gifted musician and works bi-vocationally as a violin, piano, voice and guitar teacher in the city.
Lead for Preaching & Vision
God has uniquely gifted Lukus to articulate and proclaim God's word in our minstry context. Most recently, he pastored Wichita Falls Baptist Church in Wichita Falls, Texas. Having completed his doctoral work in expository preaching from Dallas Theological Seminary, he brings fourteen years of preaching, teaching, and pastoral ministry experience with him to Salt Lake City. While providing leadership through preaching, teaching, and ministerial team development, he also serves as an industrial chaplain at Hill Air Force Base in Layton, Utah. Lukus has been a reserve chaplain in the U.S. Air Force for almost six years.
Evangelism & Discipleship
Will coordinates the evangelistic and discipleship efforts at Gospel Grace, including our community group ministry. Having traveled across the United States for 19 years as an evangelist, Will brings unique gifts, abilities, and opportunities to mobilize co-laborers from across the country for the purpose of strategic church planting ministry. Will engages in several months of itinerant ministry throughout the year with his family and ministry team by equipping and serving local churches. While spending much of the year in Salt Lake City, Will serves as pastor for evangelism, discipleship, and leads our ministry equipping seminars and summer ministry partnership ministries we host for local churches across the country.
Youth, Media & Administration
Jon coordinates our student ministry as well as the details of media, communications and administration at Gospel Grace. Prior to moving to SLC, Jon served for 8 years as a pastor for student, worship, and media ministry at Oak Ridge Baptist Church in Oak Ridge, TN. Jon is a passionate disciple-maker who loves to proclaim God’s Word and see it transform lives. Our church body and ministry team are strengthened by his love for people and gift of administration. God has also given him a blend of gifts that allow him to fuse his love for the gospel with powerful and effective communication through media. Jon currently serves not only as pastor for student, media and administration, but also works bi-vocationally as a graphic designer.