Elder Team


Paul Peabody, Steve Smith, and Bob Wilbur

staff team

Each of the leaders and staff of Grace Bible Church care deeply for the people of our community.

  • 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).

  • Gerald Innes Administrator

    Gerald is a server at heart. He has been in the ministry for 20+ years. He is our church's Administrator and serves a vital role of keeping things running smoothly, whether it is managing finances, events, setup, cleanup, or the day to day operations. Gerald is the husband of Melody and father of six children which are a great blessing to our church. 

  • 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


Rob Brandon (Leader), Joseph Allen, Dan Harned, Patrick Peters, Jeremy Prosch, Rob Wilbur, and Chris Dortignac