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.
“It is a sure sign of hypocrisy to be unrighteous and careless in civil dealings, however conscientious you may seem to be in sacred duties. He that seems righteous towards men, and is irreligious towards God, is but an honest heathen; and he that seems religious towards God, and is unrighteous towards men, is but a dissembling Christian.”