Leadership

 

Ben Inman serves as Assistant Pastor at Grace. Ben grew up in Raleigh and returned to North Carolina after sojourning in Philadelphia and Switzerland. He was ordained by Eastern Carolina Presbytery (PCA) in 2000 and received his doctorate in Historical Theology in 2004. He was the founding campus minister of Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill. He presently teaches Latin at Grace Christian School in Raleigh. He and his wife, Sara have been married for 29 years and have two children out of college and two beginning college in 2018. He likes his bikes and his books and being a dad.

 

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Chuck Askew serves as a regular guest pastor for Grace and is the campus minister for Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at North Carolina State University.

Chuck is originally from Atlanta, Georgia, but became involved with RUF in his time at the University of Florida and spent 2 years as an intern with RUF at Mississippi State. After those two years, Chuck went to Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson to get a Masters of Divinity.  While there, he met his lovely wife Lauren, originally from Syracuse, New York, who was in the Marriage and Family Therapy program of RTS.

After graduating in 2005, Chuck and Lauren moved to Conway, South Carolina to start the RUF at Coastal Carolina University.  After four years at Coastal, Chuck was called to serve as the RUF campus minister at North Carolina State University and has been there since 2009. Lauren and Chuck have three children, Charlie, Norah, and Sam. 

 

 

 

Ruling Elders

 

Kurt Smith has served as an Elder at Grace since its beginning.  A family man, part-time football and track coach, retired government employee, and current professor of Environmental Management at Methodist University, Kurt brings a great deal of wisdom born of longevity, compassion and creativity to his service of the church.

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Born and raised in Fuquay, Jonathan Pierce was ordained and installed as a Ruling Elder in December of 2012.  He recently completed his Masters thesis on issues of Bible interpretation and race for Reformed Theological Seminary (Charlotte campus). Jonathan teaches theology in the community, leads many of our Bible studies, and is also a retired general contractor. These gifts and skills have been invaluable to the life of our congregation.

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Deacons

 

Mack Stephenson has a contageous joy and a wide-ranging set of skills. This is also true of brothers Darryl Pearce and Robin Pearce, who serve as assistants.

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Music

 

Charles Wolf serves as pianist and music director at Grace. He is a professionally trained performer and composer.