Leadership

Grace Church is led by a plurality of elders who will lead, teach, shepherd, and oversee the administration and finances of the church. Some elders are employed by the church and others work regular jobs.  All elders meet the qualifications of 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9 and are evaluated and confirmed by the members of the church.

Elders

 

 Earl Palacios

 

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I’m Earl Palacios and it is my joy and privilege to be serving on the elder team of Grace Church. My wife, Len, and I are from the Philippines and we have been in Abu Dhabi since 2007. We live in Al Reef and lead the Al Rayyanna Home Group.

Our hearts desire is to see Jesus glorified in Grace Church and His love displayed in the fellowship with our brothers and sisters. Being in Abu Dhabi has impressed upon us how temporary our stay here is and that only God is eternal.

Steve Fuller

 

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My name is Steve Fuller and I have the joy of being lead pastor of Grace Church Abu Dhabi and a member of the elder team.

My wife and I are from San Jose, California, USA, where I was lead pastor at Mercy Hill Church, a church God graciously allowed us to plant.

Our passion is to help people understand and experience all that Jesus promises to be to them as Savior, Lord, and heart-satisfying Treasure.

We live in the Al Raha area of Abu Dhabi, and enjoy reading, stand-up-paddling, mountain-biking, and Starbucks.

Ben Smith

 

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My name is Ben Smith and I have the joy of serving on the elder team and being the Pastor of Worship and Discipleship of Grace Church Abu Dhabi.

My wife and I, along with our daughters, are from Fresno, California, USA. I have served over the years as a pastor of worship in various church plants in California, Massachussets, and Georgia.

Our passion is to lead people to be enthralled by the glory of God, in Jesus Christ, and respond with delight in His great name.

We enjoy music, reading, coffee, photography and spending time with people.    

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