grace baptist church ministry team staff

  april 07, 2024

from left to right:   Preschool Ministries Director Melinda Brown; Worship Pastor Michael Brown

Children's Pastor Garry Irvin;  Cheryl Irvin

Grow In Grace Preschool Director Kim McGehee; Senior Pastor Tim McGehee

Student Pastor Landon Shelby; Miko Shelby

30 anniversary celebration

april 7, 1994-2024


          Garry Irvin began his ministry at Grace Baptist Church on April 8, 1994. He received a bachelor of science and master of religious education degrees from Liberty University and Liberty Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia. Garry served in Virginia for 12 years as the Children's Pastor of boys and girls in the 1st - 3rd grades at the 22,000 member, Thomas Road Baptist Church, the late Dr. Jerry Falwell, pastor.

       The greatest day in Garry's life was when he came to know Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Saviour and surrendered to the ministry at age 18 while attending a summer church camp. It was at camp that Garry learned to stop trying to merit God's favor for salvation, and start trusting by faith what Jesus had already done on the cross for him.

       The next most special day was when Garry married his wife Cheryl, followed by the birth of his three children, Bethany, Steven and John. God added more blessings when their children gave them six wonderful grand sons: Ty, Gabriel, Luke, Levi, Ezekiel, Miles and one beautiful grand daughter, Bailey.

           Garry knows that children and their families are the foundation for building a strong and healthy church. Children are special because God has a unique purpose and plan for each young life.

        Therefore, everything they do at Grace Baptist Church  is for the purpose of reaching boys and girls for Christ and teaching them to be productive members in the family of God.

        You and your family are invited to worship and fellowship with us as we gather each week to celebrate God's love and study His Word together.


Bethany clark


      Conference Message - May 19, 2020

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"Too often we want God to fix all of our problems without walking through them. Even as believers we don't get to escape trials or troubles in this life. We will have trials but Christ has overcome the world. Don't slip into the mindset where we want God to only fix the outward symptoms. Instead, pause and pray through what He may want to remove from you. Learn how to rest at the feet of Jesus in the midst of tribulation."   Bethany

Scripture: John 16:25-33,  John 4-26, Philippians 3:7-11


Husband: Shawn  

Grandsons: Ty (18), Gabe (16), Luke & Levi (13), Ezekiel (9) 


steven Irvin SSgt usmc ret.

Operation Enduring Freedom - USMC Jalalabad, Afghanistan

New Year's Eve Greeting (Click Here)

December 29, 2005  

Tennessee or Bust! 

"Through The Valley - The Opening Chapter"

Team Havoc Production (Click Here)

2005 - 2006


Steven resides in North Carolina


john irvin

They Reside In South Carolina

Wife: Laura

Granddaughter: Bailey (8)  (Baptized May 5, 2024)

Grandson: Miles (Born - December 23, 2022)