Pastors

Adam Swift

Adam is the Lead Pastor of Grace Church. Most of the wonderful things of his life have happened here at Grace: getting saved as a teenager, meeting his wife Hannah in youth group, being called into the ministry, getting started in ministry, and now leading the ministry here at Grace! Grace Church is very much Adam’s home and family. Adam is a graduate of Lancaster Bible College and Grace Theological Seminary. He’s a sucker for golf, large doses of coffee,…
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Caleb Brussel

Caleb is originally from The Netherlands, the country that has more bikes than people! He is a recent graduate of Lancaster Bible College, with a degree in Bible and Pastoral Ministry. When he is not at work, he enjoys a good book or a game of soccer. Caleb says, “I love working at Grace Church because of the family-atmosphere and the intentional focus on applying the Word to our lives.”
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Charlie Hirschy

Charlie Hirschy is the Pastor of Student, Young Adult and Outreach Ministries. Charlie hails from Indiana and graduated from Lancaster Bible College with a degree in Youth Ministry. He was recently ordained by the Charis Fellowship of churches, of which Grace Church is a member. Charlie says, “I am excited to be at Grace Church. I grew up in Indiana on a small dairy farm. I have 4 brothers (3 older 1 younger). I love exercising, reading, and sports (wrestling is…
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John F. Smith

Blog: PJ’s Spiritual Meanderings Pastor John has a passion to see people come to know and love God as they journey through His Word. This passion has taken him from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh before arriving in Lancaster in 1989 to become the Lead Pastor of Grace Church. In September of 2022, John stepped out of the lead pastoral role and into the position of Senior Associate. He oversees our Legacy Ministries (older adults ministry) and assists in the leadership of…