Pastor Frank Rice
Dr. Frank and wife Becky both graduated with education/teaching degrees from Mansfield State University. They both came to faith in Christ in October of 1974 at Independent Bible Church, Wellsboro Pennsylvania and began their family in 1976. God has given them seven (that's right 7) children and a dozen grandchildren! Becky currently serves as a library aid in the Ephrata School district. Dr. Rice also graduated from Word of Life Bible Institute (Pottersville, NY), Practical Bible Training School (now Davis College, Binghamton, NY), Grace Theological Seminary (Winona Lake, IN), and recently earned his Doctor of Ministry from Dallas Theological Seminary (Dallas, TX). Ministry experiences include an associate pastorate at Mountainside Bible Chapel (Schroon Lake, NY), and pastorate at Faith Baptist Church (St. Marys, PA). He arrived at Grace Fellowship Church in January 1995. Dr. Rice also travels yearly teaching Bible and training nationals in the Philippines, South Korea, or Romania.
Associate Pastor Jim Hertzler
Pastor Jim grew up on a dairy farm outside of Elizabethtown, PA. During his involvement in Youth for Christ as a teenager, God placed a call on his life to work with teenagers. In 1967, he graduated from Philadelphia Biblical University with a B.S. in Christian Education. While at PBU, he met his wife Millie and they were married in August 1967. Pastor Jim received a M.S. in Christian Counseling from Philadelphia Biblical University in 1997. He has ministered to youth for 35 years in various parachurch ministries, Christian camping, youth pastor and most recent, pastor to youth pastors in Lancaster County. In August of 2003, God led him to join the staff of Grace Fellowship Church as the Associate Pastor. Pastor Jim and Millie have four married adult children and eighteen grandchildren.
Children's Coordinator - Fran Grant
Fran and her husband, Chris, have been attending Grace Fellowship Church since 2013 and have actively been involved in various children's and youth programs. Fran graduated from Geneva College in 2004 with a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. She previously worked as a Kindergarten teacher at Wilson Christian Academy in Pittsburgh and more recently as a Kindergarten teacher at PACE afterschool program. Chris currently serves as a Deacon and helps lead the youth group at GFC. They have 3 elementary aged children.
Secretary - Carol Ruth
Carol and her husband, David, have been attending GFC since 1995 and she has served as secretary/administrative assistant since 2001. Carol has been actively involved in our children’s ministries for many years. David is currently a part of the worship team and has taught Sunday School and been a member of the leadership team. They have 3 married adult children and 11 grandchildren.