Bro. Ron Harvey, Pastor
Bro. Ron Harvey has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Pastoral Ministries from Mid-South Bible College (now Crichton College), one year of Seminary Training at Capital Bible Seminary in Lanham, Maryland and a Juris Doctor Degree from Cecil C. Humphrey’s School of Law in Memphis, Tennessee.
Bro. Ron began a law practice in 1993 and practiced in the Memphis, Shelby County area for 18 years before accepting a call to pastor Grace Baptist Church on January 1, 2012. Bro. Ron is a great expository preacher.
Ron and wife Sonya have been members of Grace Baptist Church since September 2009 and Ron was an integral part of the teaching ministry before being called as the pastor. Bro. Ron is presently preaching through Matthew on Sunday mornings and Acts on Wednesday nights. He has published his sermons on Hebrews, Galatians, John, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon, I and II Thessalonians and Isaiah and they are in book form available for anyone to purchase. Sonya teaches children in Sunday School.
Bro. Jack Ray, Deacon
Bro. Jack worked at Memphis Light Gas and Water Division for 36 years as a supervisor before retiring. He attended Memphis State University during this time and achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Education. Bro. Jack has been a volunteer at Methodist North Hospital since 1997 and recently was honored with The Alice Warren Achievement for his 17 years of volunteer service with 13,800 hours.
In August of 2002 he married Mrs. Bernice Baker. He inherited a ready-made family of three adult children, three adult grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
His favorite Scripture verse: “I am the Resurrection and the Life.” John 11:25
Bro. Dana K. Baker, Deacon
Dana was born in Memphis, TN November 16, 1960 to Grady and Bernice Baker and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. He was saved at the age of eight. He graduated from Frayser Baptist Academy in Memphis, Tennessee and attended Southwest Technical Institute where he studied Civil Engineering. Bro. Dana is employed by Hoveround as an ATS Mobility Specialist. His love for people makes him a great witness for God and Grace Baptist church.
Dana and his wife Kim joined Grace Baptist Church in 2005. Brother Dana was ordained a deacon of the church in 2006. In addition to being a deacon, he is also the Treasurer of the church and a member of the choir. He is much revered here at Grace Baptist Church and takes care of anything that needs attention around the Church. Kim is a lover of flowers and keeps the outside of our church building looking beautiful.
Bro. Dana and Kim have one son, Casey, and one grandson, Palmer.
Bro. Dana lives by the Bible verse, “Beloved, let us love one another….” , I John 4: 7-10. On Bro. Dana’s tomb stone it will read, “Neither is there salvation in any other.” Acts 4:12.