Established, trusted leadership according to the biblical standard of faithfulness.
Joey DeRuntz | Pastor-Teacher
Joey was born and raised in the Bay Area, California. He married his wife, Christal, in 2012 and two years later moved down to Southern California to attend The Master’s Seminary. Joey graduated in May 2018. During the summer of 2018, Joey visited the Pacific Northwest and met with the Core Group of Master’s Bible Church. He fell in love with the people and joyfully accepted the invitation to become their pastor. In September 2018, he and his family moved to Washington. They have three children, Chloe, Ava and Jaxon.
Carl Hargrove | Elder
Carl ministered at Grace Church from 1990–1993, was ordained, and pastored two churches in the Los Angeles area from 1994–2014 before returning to Grace Church. He has a passion for foreign missions and travels internationally each year supporting leaders and volunteers in various countries. Carl serves on several missions boards, holds a certification with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC), and serves as a board member of the Biblical Counseling and Discipleship Association of Southern California (BCDA SoCal). He also leads the Grace Advance ministry of Grace Church that provides pastoral leadership for developing churches. Carl has earned degrees from The University of Cincinnati and The Master's Seminary (M.Div., Th.M., D.Min.), and he serves as the dean of students, associate professor of pastoral ministries, and director of placement at The Master's Seminary. Currently, Carl co-pastors the Anchored fellowship group. He and his wife, Joanna, have five children.
George Crawford | Elder
Elder from Grace Community Church via Grace Advance. George has been at Grace Church since 1977, and has served as an elder since 1996. George and his wife, Ann, have served in both student and adult ministries at the church for a number of years. A graduate of Occidental College and the UCLA School of Law, he has served as a prosecuting attorney and administrative law judge for the state. George has also served as an adjunct faculty member at The Master’s University since 1991. George and Ann met at Grace Church and were married here after serving in the young singles ministry. They have two married sons, and three beautiful grandchildren.