Grace is led by a group of Elders. These are men who have demonstrated a spiritual maturity that is in keeping with the guidelines set for them in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. Our Lead Pastor serves as an equal member of this board, which is charged with several responsibilities. As a group of men of whom our Senior Pastor is one among equals, they are charged with several responsibilities. Some of those are…
Making provision for sound biblical teaching
Providing spiritual leadership for the church
Praying for and with the people and watching over their spiritual and physical needs
Providing care and correction for members
Our Elders are:
Keith Hubbard is a Math professor at Stephen F. Austin State University and has been at GBC for 7 years. Keith has a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame and was recently granted tenure and promotion at Stephen F. Austin State University. He and his wife, Meredith, are the parents of Amelia.
Scott LaGraff is an Assistant Professor in the School of Music at SFASU. He and, Kimberly, have two sons: Cameron and Aiden.
Bud Wright Bud Wright and his wife, Kathy, have been members of Grace Bible Church for 38 years. Bud has served on the elder board multiple times and his current ministry is overseeing the church’s finances and administration. He is the CEO of TFP Nutrition, an 87 year-old family business that manufactures livestock feed and pet food. He and Kathy have three grown children, Steele, Emily and Ben, all of whom live in Nacogdoches. They are very proud of their three grandchildren, Whit, Jackson and Blakely.
Gene Cagle and his wife, Nancy, moved to Nacogdoches in 1980, and Gene has practiced general surgery here since that time. They have four grown children and all the beautiful grandchildren you see in this picture. Gene has been an elder at Grace multiple times. He enjoys fishing, hunting, and OU.
Zach Martin started attending Grace Bible Church in high school but officially became a member of the GBC family about 13 years ago along with his wife, Ashley. He has served the church as an elder, a small group leader, a mentor, and in various other capacities. Zach owns and operates Cagle-Martin Enterprise a commercial cleaning business in Nacogdoches. Zach and Ashley have a four year old daughter, Taylor.
Ben Dodson is thankful and humbled by God’s redeeming work in his life, which began when he was twelve years old. Interestingly, Ben was the first intern at Crosspoint, Grace Bible Church’s college ministry, way back in 2001. Ben is married to tenderhearted Megan, and together they have two children – Karsten, seven, and Lily, four. Ben and Megan have led GBC community groups for several years. Ben works at Bowling.com as Head of Business Development.