Pastor Jeff & Nydia Black have been married for over 34 years. They have six adult children and two grandsons. After the Air Force and Bible college, the two of them spent 18 years at Cornerstone Church in Mesa, Arizona, involved in every aspect of ministry under the capable leadership and guidance of Dr. James E. Adams.
In 2007, Jeff stepped away from retail business to actively pursue a pastorate in which to fulfill God’s call. He served two mission organizations in managerial roles while engaged in itinerant preaching and teaching ministries in local churches.
In 2011, Jeff & Nydia became missionaries with Village Missions of Dallas, Oregon. They have served at Grace since 2011. Both are passionate about ministering to the needs of the church body and in the community.
If you’d like to sit down and discuss the Scriptures with Pastor Black, share prayer concerns, or just grab a cup of coffee and connect, leave a message on the church answering system or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 2018, our elected deacons, retired Pr. Max Doner and Mr. Aric Wardian, assist in caring for the needs of our church body, maintain and improve our facilities/property, and serve in overseeing our church finances.
“If you neglect to instruct [children] in the way of holiness, will the devil neglect to instruct them in the way of wickedness? No! If you will not teach them to pray, he will… to curse, swear, and lie! If ground be uncultivated, weeds will spring up.”