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 Family and Worship Ministries. He is a graduate of Lancaster Bible College and husband to his childhood sweetheart, Hannah. Adam is pursuing an MDiv at Grace Theological Seminary. Here at Grace, Adam gives leadership to two of his favorite things: Adult Ministries (ABFs, LIFE Groups, Women’s Ministry, Marriage and Family Ministries) and our Worship Ministries . He enjoys talking about the Bible, church history, playing and writing music, and exploring new places outdoors.
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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.”