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Jerry Lura

Pastor, Elder


My wife Jennifer and I have been members of Grace Community Church since 1995. We have two of our four children still at home. I have been involved in the Leadership of the church for the last 15 years and have been pastoring since 2019. God has placed a calling on and a passion in my heart to preach the good news and I am excited for the opportunities that He is giving me to live those out at this church. I am also involved in administrating a non-profit human service foundation that serves foster youth and families, and runs a residential teen program for foster and probation youth. I coach youth wrestling and enjoy exploring God's creation through mountain biking and backpacking. I believe that God has called us as His children to live out our faith in very real, practical, and at times, difficult ways on this earth, and that He has purpose for all of the ups and downs we experience. I believe that we should be living intentionally for God in every situation and circumstance He gives us, and I desire to see His children thrive spiritually in the face of those circumstances.