Established, trusted leadership according to the biblical standard of faithfulness.



Joey DeRuntz | Elder

Joey was born and raised in the Bay Area, California. Christ saved him through reading the Bible while incarcerated. His knowledge and hunger for the Word of God grew and it became evident to the leaders in his church that he had the gift of teaching. He married his wife, Christal, in 2012 and was ordained in 2013. After realizing his need for training, he and his family 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 preaching-teaching pastor. In September 2018, he and his family moved to Washington. Joey loves sharing the truth of the gospel with all ages and loves watching the Lord work in the lives of those around him. 


Justin Hornbaker | Elder

Justin was born and raised in Kansas. He graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2006 and by God’s Grace was born again while living in South Dakota in his early 20’s. It was there that he met his wife, Tia, and they were married in 2008. Christ gave him a passion for gospel ministry early on and after a few significant trials and some encouragement from his pastor, they moved to Los Angeles in 2017 for Justin to attend The Master’s Seminary. Justin graduated with his Master of Divinity (MDiv.) in May 2021. In November of the same year, he received the call to Pastor at Master’s Bible Church. Justin’s happiness is found in Christ and in serving His people. He enjoys spending time with his wife; and his other interests lie in apologetics, digital design, and drone videography.


Justin Beer | Elder

Justin was born in Pasco, WA but after the age of 3 was raised in Dallas, TX where he grew up. He graduated in 2010 from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering. Justin married the love of his life Michelle in 2010 and shortly thereafter the Lord blessed a barren couple with life in abundance by giving Justin and Michelle twin boys in 2011. Justin was saved under the preaching of Paul Washer (2015) and eventually found Master's Bible Church (MBC) in 2018 using the Paul Washer's Heart Cry Missionary Society's church finder website. Excited to finally be discipled by the local body of Christ, Justin and Michelle joyfully became members of MBC. The desire for Justin to enter into pastoral ministry grew slowly over time until the call was irresistible, and Justin gladly pursued serving Christ's people in ministry. In March of 2022, Justin was ordained to the ministry by Pastor Carl Hargrove and Pastor Joey DeRuntz. Justin enjoys serving, training, and discipling his family, church, co-workers, and strangers; laboring to present every man complete in Christ. (Col. 1:28) 

"All glory to the great God and Savior Jesus Christ who took pity upon me and rescued me from the domain of darkness, paid for my sins with His own body on the tree, so that all of me will serve, desire, and live for King Jesus. The Lamb deserves the reward of His sufferings!"



Carl Hargrove | GA Offsite 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.



 We praise God for His work and timing in raising up elders and deacons in our local church body!