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Meet Our Leadership Team

Each of the leaders and staff of Grace Bible Church are vitally concerned for people

PAUL & ROYCEE PEABODY | PASTOR OF COUNSELING | ADVISOR

Paul was born and raised in North Africa, in a culture which was very much like the culture we find in our Bibles. Often that means he has some interesting insights into Bible texts.

 

He first of all loves Jesus Christ and then he loves people. You will find him and his family to be warm and friendly, but also serious about Bible truth and how God wants us to live it. He has been pastoring and counseling for more than 35 years. In November of 2021, Paul retired as the lead pastor at Grace Bible Church, a role held since 1993 , in order to focus on building the counseling ministry. He currently serves in an advisory role while we search for a new lead pastor.

Paul and Roycee' have been married 46+ years, have raised nine children (eight married) and have 39 grandchildren. They understand family! 

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Both Paul and Roycee' are graduates of Multnomah University (Portland, OR). Paul also holds a BA in Communications (Linfield College, McMinnville, OR) and an MA in Biblical Counseling (Masters College, Santa Clarita, CA). He and Roycee are also certified with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC - previously NANC).

GERALD INNES | CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR

Gerald does a fantastic job managing church operations and other essential “behind the scenes” aspects of the ministry. He loves God and commits every day to helping and serving those around him. His passion is to see people’s lives changed and relationships strengthened through the transforming power of Christ.

His life verse is Colossians 3:23-24: “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.” 


 Gerald is married to his wife, Melodie, and together they have 5 children. He and his family love to hike and bike together, experience new adventures in outdoor activities, and make music on the guitar, piano and violin.

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CHRIS DORTIGNAC | MUSIC DIRECTOR, FACILITIES DIRECTOR

Chris is a young man with a passion for good music that glorifies God. He loves to play the piano, lead congregational singing, and direct the choir. Chris is responsible for the music program in the church and also music outreach to the community and in mission outreach. As a church accompanist for over 30 years, he has also written a hymn improvisation book called Hymnprovisation (The Art of Effective Improvisational Accompaniment) to help church pianists.

 

In addition to music, Chris is also responsible for administering the facilities at GBC, and gladly helps out with whatever needs to be done. 

 

Chris is a trained electrician and writes music arrangements in his spare time. Chris married the love of his life, Becca Lee, in 2019. Both Chris and Becca Lee come from large families (14 and 6 children) and they are grateful to have one son so far and another baby blessing due to arrive in January '24!

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TANYA | ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Tanya is one of the cheerful voices you may hear when you call the office. She is our very thorough Secretary and Administrative Assistant and keeps things running in the office. 

DANIELLE | RECEPTIONIST, SECRETARY

Danielle assists Tanya and has been our part-time secretary for two and a half years and is quite efficient at organization. She also coordinates our annual Valentines Day and Independence Day events.

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ELDERS DECONS

ELDERS

Paul Peabody (Head Elder), Steve Smith and Bob Wilbur 

DEACONS

Rob B, Dan H, Gerald I. Joseph A, Kevin F, Jeremy P, Patrick P, Rob W, and Chris D.

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEAM

Patrick and Abigail P, Paul P, Steve S,

Rob B, Lena N, Christina A, Katie C, Charlotte W.

AUDIO/VISUAL TEAM

Nathan L, Daniel S, Daniel C, Daniel B, Ben B, Ryan P, Shanie G.

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