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Staff & Leaders


This is the short description for the Elders group.

Chris Riser

Pastor/Teacher Chris came to GCC in 2004 after graduating from the Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, CA with an M.Div and a master’s degree in Biblical Counseling (MABC). Before attending seminary Chris was involved in youth work for fifteen years, nine of which he served as pastor to Jr. and Sr. High youth at Cape […]

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Ron O’Dell

  Ron and his wife, Rachel, have had the privilege of being involved at Grace Community Church since 2000. The Lord has blessed them with three children, Brittany, Madelyn, and Ronnie, who bring much joy and laughter to their household. Ron has served as an elder since May of 2008 and has enjoyed overseeing the […]

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Paul Edmiston

Paul and his family started attending Grace Community Church full-time in 2007. He became an elder in 2008 and had previously been an elder and associate pastor at Sharon Baptist Church in Savannah, TN from 1996-2002. Paul and his wife Kay have been married since 1976 and have been blessed with seven children. Enoch is […]

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James Menard

James and wife Laura have been attending Grace since 2008.  James has recently become an elder in 2013 after serving as a deacon for a couple of years. They were married in 1996 and have been abundantly blessed with four children, Trey, Brooklyn, Morgan, and Ava. James has had the privilege of being a general […]

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Andy Smith

Andy and his wife Margaret have attended Grace Community Church since 2001 when they moved to Maryville from Florida (having grown up in upstate New York). Andy has been privileged to serve as an elder since 2003. He is also a Family Physician working with a group of Christian physicians at Trinity Medical Associates. Another […]

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