Staff & Leaders

2017 Leadership Picture

We are a church that is led by a plurality of elders, including pastors, and served by deacons. We also have a few support staff for various roles. You can learn more about each of them and find out their contact information below

Kevin Hurt

Kevin Hurt – Pastor

Kevin came to Christ at age 19. After his conversion to Christ he believed that God was calling him to ministry so he began his preparation for this call and attended the Evangelical Institute in Greenville, SC. Following graduation, God called him to Clayton, GA to pastor a small group of about 5 families. That […]

Zack Ford

Zack Ford – Associate Pastor

Zack is our associate pastor here at Grace Bible Church. He and his wife Brittni moved to Rabun County in August, 2013 from Louisville, KY, where Zack was in Seminary at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Before moving to Louisville, Zack and Brittni lived in their hometowns in the upstate of South Carolina. Before coming to […]


Josiah Hurt – Director of Music

Josiah came to Christ at the young age of 7. After feeling a pull on his heart for some time, he came home after vacation bible school one night and asked his father to pray with him and lead him to Christ. He has been attending Grace Bible Church since exactly 9 months before he […]


Sharon Woods – Office Manager

Sharon has been our office manager here at Grace Bible Church since 2007. She came to Christ as a Middle School student at a church in her hometown in Habersham County, GA. Sharon has been married to her husband, Steve, since 1984, and they have 2 adult children. What has been the most influential book in […]

Will Mitchell

Will Mitchell – Elder

Will came to know the Lord at the age of 15 while attending a Brethren Church summer camp. He has been at GBC for 8 years and has served as an elder for 5. Will is a retired law enforcement officer and director of IT for the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. Will has […]

Larry Mcrae

Larry McRae – Elder

Larry came to know the Lord when he was about 12 when the pastor of his mother’s church came to his home and shared the Gospel with him. He and his wife visited Grace for many years when visiting Rabun County and have been members since 2005, when they moved to Rabun County full time. […]


Jim Anderson — Elder

Jim was raised in a Christian home, and even served in the pastorate, but was self-deceived. He came to Christ after many years of rejecting the truth when God, in His grace, enabled him to respond to the Gospel’s call to faith and repentance. Jim and his family have been at Grace since 2012. Jim […]

Bob Nelson

Bob Nelson – Elder

Bob came to know the Lord around the age 10. He has been at Grace Bible church since 1989 and has served as an elder since 2000. Bob has his own business, Glass Mountain Drafting and Design, where he specializes in residential drafting and design. He has been married to Mary since 1986, and they […]


Tim Henderson – Deacon

Tim came to Christ at a young age. His father was a pastor, and Tim knew about God’s love at a very young age. He knew he was a sinner and was going to hell unless he accepted the greatest gift God could ever offer him — eternal life. He believed on Jesus and His word and the fact God sent His son as the willing sacrifice for […]

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Danny Gillespie — Deacon

Danny has been in the cabinet business his entire life. He started Gillespie Cabinet Shop when he was 27 years old. They have now been in business almost 35 years. Danny first came to Christ when he was 10 years, though he fell away for a portion of his life. He spent about 10 years in the Episcopal […]