Meet Our Staff
Pastor Ryan has served as senior pastor at Grace Baptist since January 1999. His desire is for people to come to know Christ personally and to grow in a relationship with God as the Bible comes alive to them in their everyday life.
Pastor Ryan is a 1990 graduate of Cedarville University and of Baptist Bible Seminary in Pennsylvania, where he earned a Master of Divinity in 1995. He has been in full-time pastoral ministry since 1994.
David is a native of Toledo, Ohio, and met his wife Linda at Cedarville, where she graduated in 1990. The couple has been blessed with three daughters, Allison, Karis and Abby. The Ryan family enjoys serving in many ways at Grace Baptist.
Music Ministry Coordinator
Stephen has been the Music Ministry Coordinator at Grace Baptist Church as of July 2022. He is excited to start this new journey and has a passion for worship, presenting the gospel through song, and engaging people through this ministry. Stephen is also an accomplished songwriter and has a passion for writing worship music for the church.
Stephen graduated from Malone University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Ministry. While at Malone he met and married his wife, Tara. Stephen and Tara have one daughter, Grace, who is 3 and are expecting their second child next May. As a family, they enjoy spending time with their extended family, going to the zoo, and creating precious memories.
Linda has been the Office Manager since February 1999. She enjoys the opportunities the position gives her to use her skills to assist the pastors and the church family, and the many opportunities to come along side others and encourage them through prayer or an encouraging word.
Linda has been a member of Grace since 1978. The church family is truly “family” that she loves and appreciates.
Linda is originally from Massachusetts. She is blessed with a wonderful family – 2 children, son-in-law, daughter-in-law and 5 precious grandkids.