Aaron graduated from Asbury College, Wilmore, KY in 2000 with a degree in Secondary Mathematics Education. He began his teaching career at our Christian School In the fall of 2000 where he continued to teach for the next five years. In July of 2003, Aaron married his wife, Amanda, and they have three children. In 2007 Aaron began teaching mathematics at Boiling Springs High School where he is currently employed. Aaron was elected to the Board of Elders in 2008.
Paul grew up and was saved while at Grace Baptist Church, becoming a member in 2000 following his baptism. He graduated from West Shore Christian Academy, where he met his wife, Becca. He then received his bachelors and master’s degrees in history from Shippensburg University. Paul is currently the Vice President of the Christian School Association of Greater Harrisburg. He was elected to the Elder Board in 2021. Paul and Becca have three sons.
Phil became a member of Grace Baptist Church in 1977. He has served as an ex officio board member for our Christian School and began leading our Junior High Youth Group in 1987. Phil continued working with our Junior and Senior High youth until 2007. He was elected to the Board of Elders in 2002. Phil and his wife Carol, the music teacher at our Christian School, have one adult son and two adult daughters.
Simon O’Mahony – Senior Pastor
Simon is a native of Cork, Ireland. He holds a Law degree from the University College of Cork and a Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Seminary, California and the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies. Prior to seminary he worked in the legal sector as both a paralegal and reserve police officer. Simon began his role of Assistant Pastor at Grace in early 2018. Simon’s wife Megan is originally from New York and the Lord has blessed them with five children.
Ian Turner – Assistant Pastor
Ian was called to Grace Baptist Church as a pastor in May, 2023, after serving here as a pastoral intern for nearly two years. Born and raised in the Chicago area, Ian was saved at the age of seventeen and began serving God in campus ministry. His past employment focused on education, research, editing, and school administration. Ian holds a BA in English, an MA in Linguistics, an MDiv, and a PhD in Old Testament. He and his beloved wife, Mercy, are blessed with a son and a daughter.
Michael Van Grouw
Mike was saved and baptized as a teenager in a Reformed Baptist church in New Jersey. Mike graduated from Grove City College in 1997. Before entering graduate school to become a Physician Assistant, he studied at Westminster Theological Seminary for one year. Mike currently leads our senior high youth group and was elected to the elder board in 2010. Mike and Rachel have one daughter and four sons.
Brad was baptized and joined Grace Baptist Church at the age of 14. After spending two years at Geneva College, he finished his undergraduate studies at Dickinson College in Carlisle. Brad was elected Board of Elders in 1989 and serves as our Sunday school superintendent. Brad and his wife Mindy have three adult sons and they both continue to work in their family retail butcher shop.