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"For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to Him be the glory forever. Amen"



deacon Paul BeardmorePaul Beardmore
Paul graduated from West Shore Christian Academy, where he met his wife, Becca. He then received his bachelors and masters degrees in history from Shippensburg University. Paul is currently teaching high school history at West Shore Christian Academy. Paul also is an adjunct professor at Shippensburg University. He was elected to the Deacon Board in 2014. Paul and Becca have three boys.



Benjamin Colby DeaconBenjamin Colby
Benjamin was born in York, PA, but spent most of his childhood years in Guyana, South America, where his family served as church planting missionaries. In 2013, he graduated with a degree in Business Administration, and he currently works as a paralegal. He and his wife Megan are both involved in church music and the college student ministry, Grace Student Fellowship. Benjamin became a member of Grace Baptist in 2008 and was elected to the board of Deacons in 2017.


Gene Drummond DeaconGene Drummond
Gene earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Bob Jones University and later a master’s degree in school counseling from the University of South Alabama. He spent 34 years at our Christian School in the role of teacher, as well as, headmaster. Gene and his wife Karyl worked side-by-side at the school for 23 of those years. The Drummonds have two adult children and have been members of Grace Baptist since 1984. The church elected Gene to the Board of Deacons in 2018.


deacon Mike EndresMike Endres
Mike is a graduate of Messiah College and also earned a Masters of Education at Shippensburg University. Mike and his wife Melanie joined Grace Baptist in 1995. They have one daughter and two sons. Mike has served on the board of deacons since 2000. Mike and Melanie oversee our college student ministry, Grace Student Fellowship and are employed by the Christian School of Grace Baptist Church.



Deacon Rick HeflinRick Heflin
Rick graduated from Gettysburg High School in 1975. After graduation he pursued a career in the electrical field. From 1985, to the present, Rick owns and operates an electrical contracting and service firm. He began his service on the Deacon Board in January 2008, and currently serves as chairman of the Building and Lands Committee. Rick, his wife Dawn and their two children, live on a farm in the Gettysburg area.



Greg Hosler DeaconGreg Hosler
Greg is an area native who lived in Pittsburgh for several years after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Political Science. He previously served as a deacon at Grace being elected in 2010. After a short respite from the office he was re-elected to the Board of Deacons, January 2017. Greg and his wife Pam are both members of Grace Baptist Church. Greg has been a member since 2006.



deacon Neal NewellNeal Newell
Neal graduated from Taylor University and then served in the United States Air Force for six years as a B-52 pilot.  Neal and his wife, Karen, have five adult children.  In addition to serving on the Board of Deacons, which he has done since 1998, Neal teaches Sunday school to our middle school age children.  Neal also serves as chairman of the Benevolence committee for the Deacon Board.



deacon Steve NewellSteve Newell
Steve has attended Grace Baptist Church from a young age and graduated from its Christian School. He is married to Renee and they have been blessed with three daughters. In addition to serving on the Deacon Board, Steve serves as the president of the Christian School Board. Steve has been a teacher in the public school system since the year 2000. He was elected to the Board of Deacons in 2011.



deacon Gareth SchuthGareth Schuth
Gareth is a native of Rochester, NY. He graduated from Messiah College with a B.S. in Music Education. Gareth taught for a year in the Carlisle public schools before taking a middle school position at the church’s Christian School where he has taught since 2008 and now serves as the school’s headmaster. Gareth married Annie in 2007 and has been blessed with two sons and a daughter. He joined the Board of Deacons in 2013.



deacon Larry SpringerLarry Springer

Larry was born in Oshkosh, Nebraska and graduated from Live Oak High school in California. Following graduation he served as an active duty corpsman in U.S. Navy from 1972 until 1976 and as a Naval Reserve Corpsman from 1976 until 1998.  Larry and his wife, Jan, who teaches first grade at our Christian School have three adult children.  Larry is a Radiology Technologist at UMPC Pinnacle, Carlisle.  He was elected to the Board of Deacons in 1993.