Pastors

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John F. Smith

Blog: PJ’s Spiritual Meanderings Pastor John is most visible in his role as Lead Pastor on Sunday mornings, but his passion to help others grow in their relationship with Christ spills over into his entire week. John and his wife, Sharon, arrived in Lancaster in September of 1989. Prior to his pastoral ministry at Grace, John led congregations in both the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh areas. He was equipped for ministry via his training at Philadelphia College of Bible (now Cairn…
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Adam Swift

Adam is the Associate Pastor of Grace Church. He is a graduate of¬†Lancaster Bible College and Grace Theological Seminary. He is married to his childhood sweetheart, Hannah, whom he met at Grace when he was ten years old. Adam was recently approved by the Grace Church family to be our next lead pastor, effective September 2022. You’ll most likely find Adam talking about golf, listening to music, drinking coffee, or reading an old classic book. His passion is preaching the…
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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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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.”