our staff

The staff here at GracePoint Church are all dedicated to serving the Lord and using the gifts and talents God has given them to further the cause of Christ in the community.


Pastors / ministerial staff

Mark Grubb, Senior Pastor
Pastor Mark is passionate about preaching, teaching, evangelism and missions. He has earned the Doctor of Ministry and Master of Divinity degrees from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary... MORE

Alan Johnson, Worship Leader
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord." Colossians 3:16 

Patrick Williamson, Children's Ministry Co- Leader
Patrick leads the Kids Clubhouse program with his wife Meagan. Our mission is to reach out to all children by providing a place of fellowship and growth where we can connect with God, each other and the community.

George Austin, Pastoral Care Pastor
Ministry and service here at GracePoint consists of hospital visits, jail ministry, Bible studies at Brandywood Nursing Home and church services at Emeritus. Leads "Journeys" group for adults 50 and older... MORE

Hope Charles, Interim Youth Director

"Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity." 1 Timothy 4:12

Meagan Williamson, Children's Ministry Co-Leader
"Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child, will never enter it." Mark 10:14-15



Ministry leadership

Jeff Jeffers, Media Director
Jeff works to assist the church in reaching the congregation and community using technology to share God’s Word through sound, video and lighting. Jeff lives in Gallatin with his wife Susan and their four children.

Martha Thacker, Preschool Leader

"But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31

Nellie Austin, Food Pantry / Clothing Closet
"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you invited me in. I needed clothes and you clothed me..." Matthew 25:35-36a

Don Hill, Building & Grounds Leader
Don accepted Christ at an early age and has been serving at GracePoint Church for the past 21 years. "I strive to serve the Lord in any way I can. Whatever I do, I do for the glory of God." Love God, Love my Church and Love my Church Family.


Susan Jeffers, Celebrate Recovery
The purpose of Celebrate Recovery ministry is to fellowship and celebrate God´s healing power in our lives through the "8 Recovery Principles." As we progress through the program we discover Jesus Christ, the one and only true Higher Power.

Alisa Grubb, Preschool Leader

"Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God."

1 John 4:7

Sheila Downing-Butts, Women's Ministry
Sheila is a pastor's daughter who has a passion to help women grow in Christ. She speaks at Women's Conferences and shares her love for Christ. "I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." Phil 3:14

Margaret Taylor, Hospitality / Kitchen
"I truly believe my spiritual gift is serving others. I enjoy serving and helping others and I love to prepare and serve meals for church events. Most of all, I love the sweet fellowship with Christians that these events allow me to have."



office staff

Lillie Searcy, Office Receptionist
Lillie was born and raised in Gallatin and now lives in Hendersonville with her husband Chris and two daughters. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior in 2006 and she uses her gift of service in many areas. (Romans 8:18, 28)