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    Leadership

    staff_jerry_4.jpgJerry Wragg - Pastor/Teacher

    Jerry has served as Senior Pastor at Grace Immanuel Bible Church in Jupiter, Florida, since 2001. Prior to his ministry in Florida, Jerry served for many years as Sr. Associate Pastor and Personal Assistant to Dr. John MacArthur at Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, CA. He serves as Board Chairman and a faculty member of The Expositors Seminary in Jupiter and is a graduate of The Master’s Seminary. In addition to various articles and essays, Jerry has published a book for churchmen entitled Exemplary Spiritual Leadership.

    He and his wife, Louise, have been married 33 years. They have four grown children and eight grandchildren. Jerry’s greatest joy is watching the flock become mature followers of Jesus Christ as His truth is brought to bear upon their hearts.

     

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    Jay Pitts - Church Administrator 

    Jay Pitts has served as an elder of Grace Immanuel since 1993 and has served as the Church Administrator for the past 16 years. Jay was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia, and grew up in Ohio. Jay received a degree from Huntington College, Indiana, in 1979. Before ministering in a full time capacity, Jay was a superintendent in the commercial construction industry for 15 years. In addition to his administrative responsibilities around the church, Jay leads the Grace Life fellowship group, teaches, disciples, and counsels.  He and his wife, Kyra, were married in November, 1981, and have five grown children and five grandchildren.

     

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    Todd Murray - Pastor of Family Ministries

    Prior to joining the staff of Grace Immanuel in 2011, Todd, a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and Moody Graduate School, had been on staff at The Bible Church of Little Rock, Arkansas, for 28 years. He is the author of “Beyond Amazing Grace: Timeless Wisdom from the Letters, Hymns, and Sermons of John Newton” and has composed and recorded several collections of worship songs. In addition to training and shepherding families here at Grace, Todd teaches at The Expositors Seminary.  He and his wife Tandy have been married since 1982 and are the parents of 5 children, two grown and married (David Todd and Heather) and three still at home (Blair, Glenn, and Emma Grace).

     

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    Jon Anderson - Pastor of Grace Life

    Jon has served on the pastoral staff of Grace Immanuel since 2005 as Pastor of College and Career Ministries. In 2016, he began serving as Pastor of Grace Life. Jon was born and raised in Kansas and then attended The Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. It was there the Lord converted him from his false assurance of salvation and gave Jon the true desire to pursue pastoral ministry. Jon completed his M.Div. at The Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, CA.  While he was in seminary, Jon attended Grace Community Church and served under Rick Holland as the campus Bible-study leader at the University of Southern California. Jon desires that those under his care would pursue lives of genuine love for Christ, free from hypocrisy.  Jon’s duties extend beyond preaching, counseling, and shepherding to the classroom where he currently teaches New Testament Greek at The Expositors Seminary.  Jon met his wife, April, while a student in California and the Lord has blessed them with four boys: Micah, Owen, Miles, and Derek.  Jon is also the director of the EKKLESIA Conference, a ministry of Grace Immanuel that seeks to call believers to love and serve the local church.   

     

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    Dr. George Zemek - Academic Dean of The Expositors Seminary

    Dr. Zemek is the Academic Dean of The Expositors Seminary and an elder at Grace Immanuel. In 1975, he began his teaching career in the Greek department at Grace College. During that period he also served as a part-time instructor in the Homiletics department of the seminary. From 1977 to 1988, Dr. Zemek was a full-time professor of biblical languages, theology, and apologetics, serving also as Grace Seminary's Director of Doctoral Studies from 1985-1988. Beginning in 1988, he taught the biblical languages, apologetic methodology, and theology for six years at The Master's Seminary in Sun Valley, California. In 1994, Dr. Zemek became the founding Pastor-Teacher and professor, respectively, of Grace Bible Church and The Ministry Training Center in Brandon, Florida. From 2000 - 2009 he served as the Dean of The Ministry Training Center at The Bible Church of Little Rock in Arkansas, where he also served as an elder and Pastor to seniors and shut-ins. Beginning in the fall of 2009, he moved to the Jupiter campus of the seminary with his wife Judy of 48 years to serve full-time as Academic Dean, Professor, and Scholar-in-Residence of The Expositors Seminary.

     

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    Bob Whitney - Administrative Dean of The Expositors Seminary

    Bob serves as the Administrative Dean of The Expositors Seminary and as an elder at Grace Immanuel. Beginning in 1978, he served two churches as Associate Pastor, including five years at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California. In 1986 he was ordained by Grace Church and became the Pastor-Teacher of Fox Valley Bible Church in St. Charles, Illinois, a position he held for 13 years. Bob recently served for five years at Slavic Gospel Association as the Director of Ministry Training where he made over 20 ministry trips to several countries of the former Soviet Union, teaching and assisting in the establishment of theological training centers. Bob and his wife Patricia live in Jupiter, Florida. They have been married since 1974 and have four grown daughters and ten grandchildren.

     

    Matt_Waymeyer.jpgMatt Waymeyer - Pastor of Discipleship

    After graduating from The Master’s Seminary and being ordained at Grace Community Church in 2003, Matt became the pastor of Community Bible Church in Vista, California, where he served for the next seven years. Matt began teaching as an adjunct professor at TMS in 2010, and from 2011 to 2015 he taught there full-time as Instructor of New Testament and Bible Exposition. He completed his Ph.D. in Systematic Theology at TMS before joining the pastoral staff of Grace Immanuel and the faculty of The Expositors Seminary in the summer of 2015. He and his wife, Julie, have been married for 20 years, and have five children: Jessica, Caleb, Courtney, Jacob, and Zachary. 

     

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    Brian Arnold - Pastor of Student Ministries

    Brian was born and raised in Iowa where he grew up in a strong Christian home. In his early twenties the Lord opened his eyes to his own sin and need for Christ through faithful parents, a faithful church, and a godly co-worker at his job.  At this time he repented of his sin and turned to Christ as his Lord and Savior.  Over the next few years he and his wife, Tanya, became actively engaged at a church in Iowa and eventually were convinced that Brian was called to full-time ministry.  Through a friend at Grace Immanuel, Brian heard about The Expositor's Seminary.  He and Tanya moved to Jupiter in 2009 for Brian to attend TES. He graduated in 2013 and came on staff at Grace Immanuel as the Pastor of Student Ministries a few months later.  Brian and Tanya have been married since 2001 and have been blessed with 5 children.

     

    Daron_staff_photo.jpgDaron Roberts - Pastor of College and Career

    Daron has been at Grace Immanuel Bible Church in Jupiter, Florida, since 2008. Prior to his arriving in Florida, Daron spent a number years playing professional baseball. Upon retiring from baseball in 2009, Daron enrolled at The Expositor’s Seminary, Jupiter campus. He graduated from the MDiv program in 2015 with a degree in Pastoral Theology. In September of 2015 he joined the pastoral staff at Grace Immanuel. From 2010 to 2015 Daron served as part of the leadership for the young marrieds’ ministry, Grace Life. Daron now serves as the pastor of the college and career ministry. He also works as a pastoral assistant to Jerry Wragg and is part of the development and student recruiting team for The Expositor’s Seminary. He has been happily married for 7 years to Bethany, and has been blessed with 3 kids: Hudson, Wiley, Brooklyn.

     

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    Dan Kreider - Minister of Music

    Dan joined the staff of Grace Immanuel in 2013. He was raised in a believing family and came to Christ at a young age. He holds a doctorate in music from the University of South Carolina. Dan has taught music at the secondary and collegiate level, as well as serving in music ministry since 2007. His desire is to see people use their gifts and abilities to magnify their Creator and joyfully serve the body of Christ. His wife Rachel also serves in the music ministry. They have four children.