Aubrey is currently serving as our Interim Pastor at GraceChurch. He is the pastor and church planter for Table Community Church that will launch later in 2017 in Greenville, SC. He is married to Mollie and has a daughter named Stevie. He is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University and Bethel Seminary in Saint Paul. In his spare time, Aubrey enjoys trail running, writing, and fishing.
John has been a part of Grace since we began in November of 2004. He started as a leader of the worship team and was soon given the role of Worship Coordinator. After completing his Masters in Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Formation from Columbia International University in 2010, John transitioned to the role of Pastor of Discipleship.
John enjoys playing percussion and participating in the worship team, but he has also enjoyed growing in his current role as he helps to guide our church in going deeper in our walk with Christ. From Life Groups, to Bible Studies, or community outreach events, John enjoys connecting with others and encouraging them to connect deeper with one another and to share the love of Christ with those in their spheres of influence.
John has been married to his wife Betsy since 2006. They have one daughter, Hannah, who is six years old. John enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, exercising with his F3 group, and cheering on the Gamecocks.
At an early age, God called Jeremy Franklin to ministry on the dirt hills of Jamaica. Jeremy has been leading youth ministry for over 10 years and enjoys connecting with youth and seeing transformation occur. He loves the fact that God still speaks and is calling people to Himself. He has been part of the GraceChurch staff since June of 2013.
He holds a Bachelor of Science from East Carolina University in Family and Community Services with a concentration in Music. He is a graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, where he received a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Cross-Cultural Ministry and Pastoral Care and Counseling. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Ministry at South University in the areas of multicultural ministry and leadership.
Jeremy married his college sweetheart Feneisha in 2013 and they have one daughter, Rachelle. His passion is pursuing deep spirituality in hopes of causing transformation and restoration in people's lives and communities. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing the piano, Netflix, and a good ole cup of coffee.
Mary Kay joined the GraceChurch staff in November of 2016 after leading worship at churches in Florida, Virginia and Hawaii. She has degrees in Business Management and Accounting (Bradley University, Peoria, IL) and a Master's in Business Administration (Webster University, Irvine, CA). Her strongest passion, however, has always been with worship at the local church.
Mary Kay is married to Joe and his USMC career is what originally moved them from place to place. They have four grown children - Matthew, Michael, Jake and Anne.
In her spare time, she enjoys photography and is an avid sports fan, especially with her hometown Cleveland teams and several college teams, which now includes the Gamecocks, of course!
Debbie has been working in ministry to young people since she herself was a young person - leading CEF Good News Clubs in her community, working each summer at summer camp and teaching Sunday School and VBS in her local church. She moved to Columbia in 1994 from her hometown, Greenville SC. In Columbia she met and married Peter. They have 2 children, Wil and Allie.
The LaGeorges joined GraceChurch in 2014. They are all very active members, singing on the choir and working in Grace ministries and enjoying youth activities. Debbie officially joined the GraceChurch staff in May 2016. She brought with her a love of kids, teaching and many, many old camp songs.
She spends her spare time gardening, writing, singing, and painting. She finds these hobbies have been very handy in creatively ministering to children.