Vision and mission of DeLaware Grace

VISION

Building Disciples of Jesus Christ by speaking God's truth, living by God's plan and loving others.

The Vision of Delaware Grace is to reach the Delaware community and surrounding areas for Christ. Journeying through life in small groups and large gatherings, we will equip Christ-followers so they will grow more deeply in their faith, and as a result, become more Christ-like in their lives. We are dedicated to teach and speak God’s truth found in the scriptures, and to embrace our role as God’s ambassadors with a responsibility to serve and love others.


MISSION

Leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

As we follow Christ, we continue to gain understanding of who He is through the Bible, which is God’s Word to us, and the leading of the Holy Spirit in our lives. As a result, we know Christ more intimately and live our lives in a way that reflects that growing relationship with Him and the desire for others to know him as well. Our Mission at Delaware Grace is to engage others in the Delaware community and help them on this path of discipleship.


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Staff Here at Grace

  • Interim Lead Pastor

    Jeff Martin - prayforme@delawaregrace.org

    Jeff Martin serves as the Interim Lead Pastor at Grace. He is married to Sherry, and they have 2 sons and 3 grandchildren. They have been serving in ministry for 25 years in a variety of ministry roles and have been at Delaware Grace for the last 5 years. He enjoys watching OSU sports, being involved in men’s groups and music. He serve son the preaching team here at Grace.

  • Worship Leader

    Andrew Hackler - worship@delawaregrace.org

    Andrew Hackler serves as the Worship Leader at Grace. He oversees the worship and tech teams, including: video, and photography, and helps out with the social media and website teams. He is engaged to Shannon Farmer, with a wedding date in early September. He grew up in Cincinnati Ohio, where first started in worship ministry. Andrew received a BA in worship and broadcasting/digital media/journalism at Cedarville University. He enjoys watching movies, listening to music, and is an avid Star Wars fan.

  • Grace Kid's Director

    Billie Lang - gracekids@delawaregrace.org

    Billie Lang serves as the Grace Kids Director at Grace. She grew up right here in Delaware. Billie met her husband, David, in high school and they were married shortly after. They loved raising their 2 children and now enjoy any opportunity to spend time together with Victoria (daughter), Justin and Cruz (son and daughter-in-law)! Billie loves kids, the beach, and hiking. Her hope is that she can bring a smile to others around her by sharing a little kindness and believes a smile can change someone’s day! She finds great joy in serving the littles at Delaware Grace!

  • Grace Family DayCare Director

    Debbie Cabrera - debbiecabrera@delawaregrace.org

    Debbie Cabrera serves as the Director of Grace Family Daycare and Preschool, a ministry of Delaware Grace Church. While originally from the Cincinnati area, Debbie has called the Columbus area home since attending The Ohio State University, where she received her BS degree in Business Administration. Debbie has 4 adult children, 3 of whom are married. She is Gram to 4 grandchildren with another one due to arrive in June. Debbie enjoys playing and listening to music, and spending time with her family! 

  • Finance Manager

    Finance & Ministry Administrator

    Robin Frey - ROBINFREY@DELAWAREGRACE.ORG

    Robin Frey serves as our Finance Manager for the church and Finance & Ministry Administrator for our Grace Family Daycare ministry since May 1999. She also serves on our Finance Team, Women’s Leadership Team, Daycare Board and you can also find her helping lead women’s bible studies. Born and raised in Delaware, she has been connected to our community all of her life. Her education background is Finance and Church Administration & Management from Villanova University. Robin and her husband Nathan have been married since February 1990 and have one adult son Hunter, along with 3 sponsored children in the Central African Republic – Paterne, Cedric & Berenice. Supporting orphans and clean water initiatives in CAR is a family passion along with supporting first responders.

Elders

  • INTERIM LEAD PASTOR

    JEFF MARTIN - PRAYFORME@DELAWAREGRACE.ORG

    Jeff Martin serves as the Interim Lead Pastor at Grace. He is married to Sherry, and they have 2 sons and 3 grandchildren. They have been serving in ministry for 25 years in a variety of ministry roles and have been at Delaware Grace for the last 5 years. He enjoys watching OSU sports, being involved in men’s groups and music. He serves on the preaching team here at Grace.

  • Elder of Vision, Mission, and Strategy

    Guy williams

    Guy serves as an Elder at Delaware Grace. He grew up in Grove City, Ohio and did his undergraduate work at Ohio Wesleyan University. Guy met his wife Cathy in high school and they have been married since 1991. Cathy and Guy have a son Neil and daughters Audrey, Ellen and Nancy. Guy and Cathy enjoy live music and spending time with family and friends. He occasionally serves on the preaching team here at Grace.

  • Elder of DG Students and Moderator

    Justin Mack - students@delawaregrace.org


  • ELDER OF Grace Kids

    JEFF EDLER

    Jeff serves as an Elder at Delaware Grace. He grew up in Dublin, Ohio and after his father passed away his mother, sister, and Jeff moved to Delaware, Ohio. A Delaware Hayes graduate then later received his Bachelor of Science in Business Degree from University of Phoenix. Married to Brenda since 1979 has two children Brandon and Jackie. Jeff and Brenda are enjoying their two grandchildren, bicycling, walking, friends, and volunteering with Grace children ministries. 

  • Elder of Life Groups

    Josh Weiser - lifegroups@delawaregrace.org

    Josh Weiser serves as an elder at Delaware Grace. He grew up in Kilbourne and has attended Delaware Grace since he was a teenager.  Josh studied Computer Science Engineering at Ohio State University & earned a Master of Arts in Ministry from Grace College and Seminary.  Josh met his wife, Beth, at OSU, & since being married in 2002, they have joyfully welcomed their son, Noah, and their daughter, Catie.  He enjoys reading, nature, and family. He serves on the preaching team here at Grace.

  • Elder of 5th Sunday/Men's Ministry

    Jason Desjardins - mensministry@delawaregrace.org

    Jason DesJardins is one of our elders. He is a lifelong resident of Delaware, Ohio. He met his wife, Cindy, in 1997 and started attending our church then with her and her family. They married in 1998 and have 3 kids, Cole (2001), Apryl (2003) and Allyson (2005). He most recently went back to school in 2013 at The Ohio State University for his bachelor's degree in electrical and computer engineering, finishing in 2019. He has enjoyed sports throughout his life, still playing softball, and recently picking up disc golf. He also enjoys building projects like home repairs and small remodels.

  • Elder of Prayer Team

    Jamie Kridler

    Jamie serves on the Prayer Team, and as an Elder. Jamie and his wife, Karen, grew up approximately 50 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, PA. Their latest move brought them to Delaware approximately 25 years ago. They have a daughter Kimberly, a son Jaison, and two grandchildren, Austin and Ciara. Jamie has recently retired after 42 years in the explosives industry. He and Karen enjoy motorcycles, hiking, and kayaking. He serves on the preaching team here at Grace.