• Jason McKnight: Lead pastor

    Jason has served as lead pastor since 2003. He is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and is orginally from Montreal. He and his wife, Susan, have two young boys, Andrew and Daniel.

  • Kent henderson: Pastor of worship and Missions

    Kent is originally from North Carolina and has served as worship leader at Grace since 2000. He has served on staff at churches in Florida and Michigan. He is a graduate of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Mary have 4 young children. He loves leading our teams and helping the congregation engage God in Christ-centered worship.

  • Davis lacey: Student and early career pastor

    Davis came on board with Grace in June of 2014. He is a current student of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a graduate of Mercer University. He and his wife (Charis) are both originally from Ellijay, GA. Davis' desire is to make much of Jesus through gospel-centered teaching, intentional discipleship, and loving community. He's grateful to God to be at Grace!

  • Kelly taylor: Children's ministry director

    A native of Snow Hill, Kelly Taylor now calls Kinston home along with her husband Larry. She is a summa cum laude graduate of North Carolina Wesleyan College with degrees in Psychology and Religion. Kelly now spends her days chasing and cleaning up after her 3 year old twin boys Luke and Thad while homeschooling her six year old daughter Merryn. She is an avid reader and shares her love of adventure with the children she teaches. Kelly is excited to see the children of Grace grow and thrive as they discover the love of Christ through children’s ministry.

  • Susan mcknight: Director of mobilization and housechurch

    Susan has loved being a part of Grace since 2003 and is very excited to be on the staff team, now. Her passion is helping people get connected to Christ through serving Him and through House church. She and Jason have 2 boys, Andrew and Daniel, who won't stop growing no matter what she tries.

  • Amber Stocks: Administrator

    Amber joined the staff at Grace in June, 2015. A former schoolteacher, she also brings experience in administration. She and her husband, Mat, have 3 boys.


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