Sunday was a special day in which we transitioned from our warehouse(s) to our new facility. Therefore, we took time to remember God’s gracious hand of providence through the stories of how each pastor joined our Fellowship. There have been highs and there have been lows, but through it all we all have a story of how incredibly gracious King Jesus has been to us. We are humbled and inspired for what lies ahead for Grace Fellowship in spreading the fame of God.
About Tim Bell
The Bell family started to attend Grace Fellowship in 2005 and Tim joined the Elder Team in 2010. Pastor Tim currently provides leadership to the finance team, personnel team, as well as financial counseling. Tim is married to Amy and God has blessed them with four children, Katie, Allison, Joshua, and Jonathan. Tim is employed as a Regional Sales Manager for Informa Software and in his spare time he enjoys writing at GraceSyllables.
About Pat Dirrim
Pastor Pat joined the Leadership Team in 2008 after having attended Grace Fellowship with his family since its inception in 2003. He and his family served as missionaries in Guatemala for a little over two years and Pat now serves as the Pastor for Students and Families at Grace Fellowship. Pat and Barb have seven children ranging in age from college students to middle school students. He is currently pursuing his Masters of Biblical Studies from RTS and enjoys doing CrossFit with family and friends in his home gym. They have lived in the Atlanta area since 1997.
About Larry Farlow
Pastor Larry joined the Leadership Team in 2011. He and his wife Susan have been attending Grace Fellowship since 2006. They have three children Emily, Will, and Jim. Larry is a native of the Atlanta area and is employed in the telecommunications industry. He also teaches in our adult Connections ministry and is a contributing writer to our church website.
About Randy Ferguson
Pastor Randy joined the Leadership Team in 2014 after having become a member of Grace Fellowship in 2008. Randy has been married to Sue since 1978 and they have three adult children and many grandchildren. His passion, in whatever ministry setting, has been a pursuit of personal disciple-making. Randy had served in vocational ministry for over 25 years before joining the North American Mission Board as Coordinator of Missionary Development.
About Eric Groover
Pastor Eric and his family have been attending Grace Fellowship since 2011. He serves as the pastor for the Children and Family Ministry as well as overseeing the Pathway to Membership process. He is married to an amazing woman, Courtney, and they have 5 children: 2 precious girls and 3 bear-cub boys.
About Kevin Hosner
Pastor Kevin serves as the pastor to our Essentials class in helping new people learn our about the mission of our church as well as discover their role in that mission. Kevin is married to Angela and they have three boys, Caleb, Joshua, and Alex.
About Dan Miller
Pastor Dan is our primary Sunday morning teaching-pastor, leads our staff and is responsible for fostering our disciple-making environments. Pastor Dan spent almost 16 years as a student pastor and then helped start Grace Fellowship in 2003. Dan is married to Vicki and together they enjoy their seven children – Benjamin, David, Alexa, Zachary, Nathan, Ana and Autumn.
About Ken Rutherford
Pastor Ken has been teaching the Bible in some capacity since 1979. Ken serves as a teacher in our Sunday morning adult Connections and is lead-pastor for our Sunday service vocalists as well as the pastor overseeing foreign missions. Ken is currently employed as the Vice President of Branding & IT at the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. Ken has been married to Carla since 1983 and has one daughter, Amanda, and two sons, Taylor and Kyle. Ken and Carla have lived in the Atlanta area since 1984.