Pastor Jeff & Nydia Black were married overseas in 1986 while serving in the USAF. 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 and the community.
When he is not preparing for Sunday services, doing yard work, playing with the grandkids, or fixing broken things, Pastor Jeff enjoys taking online classes at Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an avid reader of church history and has a deep interest in eschatological interpretation. Most afternoons, he is in the office next to the church in the “little house.” If you’d like to sit down and discuss the Scriptures with him, share prayer concerns, or just grab a cup of coffee and hang out, leave a message on the church answering system or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Deacons & Bookkeeper
As of December 2, 2018, our voting members elected two deacons, Max Doner and Aric Wardian, to assist in caring for the needs of the body and the maintenance of our church facilities. We also remain very thankful for the positive, hard work that our bookkeeper, Debra Glaser, puts in each week to serve the Lord in the area of church finances.
“If God gave us all spiritual blessings at once, we would soon fail to acknowledge our heavenly benefactor. He weakens our corruptions by degrees, and by renewing influences of his grace. God left Hezekiah, ‘to test him and to know all that was in his heart’ (2Chr 32:31). God so dispenses grace that he will be going and coming as to his actual influence upon us. O the glory of God’s grace! From the first to the last we are indebted to it. We can do nothing without him.” –Thomas Manton, commenting on Philippians 1:6