Meet Our Staff
Dr. Steve Estep
Joe joined the staff in January 2015. He is originally from Port Clinton, Ohio where he grew up and left to serve in the Army in 1986. Upon God’s call in 2000 he left the Army, learned to play the guitar and began serving in worship ministries and has since finished his B.S. in Religion at Liberty University. He has been a part of the Grace family for 7 years and has served in the band, small group ministries, mission trips, at Warrior Retreats and the church board. He has a passion for ministering to a hurting world through music and the Word by singing, preaching and trying to live a life worthy of his Savior Jesus who has called him. He is also an avid bow hunter, enjoys sports (Ohio State Football), anything at heights, traveling and spending time with his wife Marla and all their kids and grandkids. One of his life verses is 2 Peter 1:3-8: “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Pastor Hunter was born in Mansfield Ohio and grew up in Carrollton Ohio after moving from Tiro when he was thirteen. He began his journey in ministry shortly after his calling from God in to full time ministry when he was only ten years old. He has received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2014, majoring in Pastoral Ministry with a minor in Biblical Languages from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. In 2016 he graduated with his Masters of Ministry from MVNU. Hunter loves to be outdoors; he enjoys hiking, fishing, hunting, running, rock climbing, kayaking, and skydiving. His passion is to work with lost young teens and to love on them as much as possible while building a relationship with them and poring in to their lives as Christ has pored in to all of our lives.
Rachelle was born and raised in New York where they count snow in feet instead of inches. She has lived in Clarksville for the past 25 years and calls Tennessee her home. Rachelle came to Grace Church in the year 1999 where she began working in the children’s department. She spent a lot of time being involved in Sunday school, VBS, and Bible Quizzing, which she is very passionate about and continues to thrive to get as many children involved in learning God’s word as possible. In 2008 Rachelle accepted the full time position as Children’s Pastor as Grace Church while continuing to study at Nazarene Bible School. In 2011 Rachelle finished school and was Ordained in the summer. Her husband Rodney works at Jennie Stuart Hospital in Hopkinsville, KY as a medical coder, in the Medical Records Dept. Her hobbies include; going to the beach, taking pictures of wildlife and listening to music. Her favorite time of the week is the time spent with the children of Grace, in church as well as outside of church. Her greatest desire is to reach out to as many children as possible and share the good news of Jesus Christ.
Welcome and Thank You for visiting our web site today! My name is Brenda Colley and I have the wonderful opportunity to be the Church Administrator for Grace Church! My husband Micheal and I have been attending Grace Church since January 2002. We have three grown children, Sean, Candice, (Jason) and 1 granddaughter Alyssa. It is with love and pleasure that the Lord enables me to serve the Pastors and Congregation of Grace Church. Should you have any questions or I can be of service to you, please feel free to contact the church office between 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday ~ Friday. "Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourself. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord." Romans 12:10-11
Charlotte was born in Wadesboro, N.C. She moved to Clarksville, Tn. after her husband Nate left the Military. She has been married to Nate for 40 plus years. She has 5 children and 11 grandchildren. Charlotte is Transportation Director for Fort Campbell, Kentucky Schools. She is studying to become an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene. Her husband Nate works as a guard for the Tennessee State Prison. Charlotte came to the Nazarene Church in 1991. She teaches the 4 & 5 year old Sunday school class. Her passion is Missions. She has gone on several Mission trips to include both stateside and overseas; including Peru & Nicaragua. Her desire is to fulfill the Great Commission, to make disciples of all nations. She states “I thought that I would help change others but in actuality I have been changed! I want to show the Love of Christ to all I meet”.
Cristy was born in Buffalo, New York and moved to in Atlanta, Georgia when she was 10. She met her husband Scott when she was 18, and 5 years later they married. They moved to Clarksville, Tennessee in 2000 and accepted Christ at Grace Church in 2004. Since then, Cristy has answered a call to marriage ministry and has been actively intervening on behalf of marriages in crisis. She teaches a women’s bible study and is active in leadership within the church. She began working with Grace Church to use her background in marketing and communications, and heads up all online communications, design and media. Cristy’s most cherished blessings are her relationship with Jesus Christ, her husband and their 6 children and granddaughter.