Leadership Team

Elders and deacons

The early stages of a church’s development are crucial to her success and health. A biblical and unified leadership team is key to having a healthy church. The desire of GBC is to have a body of deacons serving the church and a plurality of elders shepherding the body. We are convinced that the New Testament points to the principle of a plurality of elders governing and shepherding the church until Christ returns. Equally, we trust that God will give to our developing church good and godly men that have been tested and affirmed to serve as elders (Acts 14:23 and 1 Tim. 5:22-25).

The leadership team here at Grace is composed of deacons and elders. We want to emphasize the word "team." The Bible teaches that both deacons and elders form a biblical leadership structure. Currently, GBC has three elders (Tit. 1:5-9), and three servant leaders that oversee our ministry teams. These leaders oversee Grace Kids, Grace Toddlers, Grace Nursery and Hospitality ministries (Acts 6:3).

Jason Gillespie

Elder / Pastor

Jason and his family moved to Columbia in 2011 to help plant GBC under the leadership of Grace Advance.Jason graduated from The Master's Seminary with an M.Div. and a B.A. in Biblical Counseling from The Master's College. During seminary, God blessed Jason with the opportunity to serve as a pastoral assistant in counseling at Grace Community Church in California. He was ordained to the gospel ministry by the Grace Community Church Elders in 2011.
Prior to serving in full-time ministry, Jason was a fireman for nine years in Tupelo, Mississippi. Jason and his wife Tammy have been married 26 years and have four children: Noah, Emma Grace, Anna Clair and Ava Kate.

robert Jackson

Lay Elder

Robert and his family began attending Grace Bible Church in 2014. He and his wife, Tracey, have been married 30 years and have one son, RJ. Robert also is the business owner of Events and Tents LLC in Leesville, SC. 

Cameron Sherban

Worship Leader

Cameron and his wife, Jena, began attending Grace Bible Church in 2011. They were married in 2009, and they have four children, Rowan, Everett, Clara Mae, and Laney. Cameron is employed by the Lexington County Sheriff's Department as a detective

Jacob Huff

Associate Pastor / Student Ministry

Jacob and his wife, Hollie, are originally from the mountains of Virginia. He graduated from the Expositors Seminary in Winston Salem, NC in May 2022, and they joined with Grace Bible church at the end of 2022.  They have two children, Johnna and Maddie, and he is leading the Student Ministries at GBC.

Deacons

Mark Bolton

Children's Progam

Daniel Lazzaro

Media

Jon Jackson

Logistics

Larry Wilund

Assimilation