Elder Team


Matt Drechsel, Nolan Gaul, Roger Griffin, Mitchell Martin, Jim Miller, Paul Peabody, 

Dan Pinkerton, Billy Smith, Steve Smith, and Bob Wilbur

staff team

Each of the leaders and staff of Grace Bible Church are vitally concerned for people.


    Mitchell Martin was called to Grace Bible Church as Associate Pastor in November of 2020 and a year later, installed as Senior Pastor. He and his wife Cissy were lifetime residents of Lewisville, TX, and have braved a new culture to take up ministry here.

    Both Mitchell and Cissy love people and the Word of God. They have both been active in counseling, teaching, and shepherding at their former church in Texas.

    Mitchell says, "My desire is to help people know how to walk with Christ well and to live in the freedom that He brings."

    Mitchell has an Master of Divinity degree and is pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree, (both at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX.)

  • Paul & Roycee Peabody Associate pastor of Counseling

    Paul has been the lead pastor at Grace Bible Church since 1993 - more than 28 years now. He first of all loves Jesus Christ and then he loves people. You will find him and his family to be warm and friendly, but also serious about Bible truth and how God wants us to live it. He has been pastoring and counseling for more than 35 years.

    In addition, Paul was born and raised in North Africa, in a culture which was very much like the culture we find in our Bibles. Often that means he has some interesting insights into Bible texts.

    Paul and Roycee' have been married 46+ years, have raised nine children (eight married) and have 39 grandchildren. They understand family!

    Both Paul and Roycee' are graduates of Multnomah University (Portland, OR). Paul also holds a BA in Communications (Linfield College, McMinnville, OR) and an MA in Biblical Counseling (Masters College, Santa Clarita, CA). He and Roycee are also certified with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC - previously NANC).

  • Jim & Joyce Miller Associate Pastor of Administration

    Jim has been assistant to the pastor meeting the administrative needs at Grace since 2003. He attended Bible College in Yakima, WA, and he and his family have been involved in mission work in Central America. He has organized and led several short-term mission trips for the church. Jim and Joyce are certified with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC - previously NANC).

    Jim, who previously owned his own auto body repair business in Hayden, carries the responsibility for the day-to-day operations and ministries at Grace.

  • Chris Dortignac music director/FACILITIES DIRECTOR

    Chris is a young man with a passion for good music. He loves to play the piano and lead singing, whether for the congregation or for a special choir. Chris is responsible for the music program in the church and also music outreach to the community and in mission outreach. He has also written a hymn improvisation book called Hymnprovisation to help church pianists.


    In addition to music, Chris is also responsible for administering the facilities at GBC and assists in other administrative capacities. 

    Chris is a trained electrician and writes music arrangements in his spare time. Chris is recently married to the love of his life, Becca Lee. Together they have one son so far.

  • Tanya chersin Administrative Assistant

    Tanya is one of the cheerful voices you may hear when you call the office. She is our very thorough secretary and Administrative Assistant and keeps things running in the office. 

  • Danielle Germond receptionist/secretary

    Danielle assists Tanya and has recently stepped into the role of part-time secretary. In her spare time, she enjoys making coffee, volleyball, serving people and the great outdoors.

deacon team


Joseph Allen, Dan Harned, Patrick Peters, Jeremy Prosch, 

Rob BrandonRob Wilbur, and Chris Dortignac