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mattsmith_webMatt Smith, Lead Pastor

Matt joined the Grace Community staff in August 1993 and has served as an ordained pastor since 1997. Today, he serves the church and pastoral team as the lead pastor where he devotes much of his time to preaching/teaching God's Word on Sundays and leading the church forward in its mission to "glorify God by making disciples of all peoples with the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ."  Matt lives in Bel Air, Maryland with his wife, Tracy, and their four children and with more animals than he would prefer to have living in his house.


greggill_webGreg Gill 

Greg began serving as a pastor at Grace Community Church in 1988. He is part of the teaching team for Sundays and oversees some of our small groups. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1976. Greg and his wife Wendy live in Parkville, Maryland. They have seven children and several grandchildren.  




donsharpe_webDon Sharpe

Don has been a part of Grace Community since 1985 and has served as a pastor since 1992. In 2002 he attended the Sovereign Grace Pastor's College in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Don lives in Bel Air Maryland with his wife, Margaret, and two daughters, Deborah and Lisa.







Brendan Beale

Brendan has been a part of Grace Community since 2009 and was ordained as a pastor in January 2017. Brendan oversees our children’s ministry and youth ministry. He is the author of several books, including Cross Connections and King & Country, that seek to help God’s people better understand, love, and apply the gospel. Brendan’s twin passions are making disciples of the next generation and eating pizza. Brendan lives in Kingsville with his wife Sarah and two children, whom he firmly believes are the cutest kids in the world. You can read Brendan’s ramblings about the gospel and life at