Steve & Becky Riggle - Founding Senior Pastors
Steve is the founding pastor of Grace church, the president of Grace International, and executive member of the Houston Area Pastors Council. Steve holds a Masters Degree from Oral Roberts University and a Doctorate from The Kings University. Becky has led women’s ministry in the local church, taught bible studies, and speaks at conferences and women’s events across the United States and internationally. Her desire is to encourage women of all ages to grow in God’s word and to live out their God given purpose. Steve and Becky take every opportunity to be with their family and friends.
A motion picture is in production that chronicles the unmistakable hand of God moving in Steve and Becky’s life during a mission trip in the Philippines where they were taken hostage in an attempted prison break and were the only survivors. Click here to view “Between the Gates” movie trailer.
Garrett & Andrea Booth - Houston Campus Senior Pastors
Garrett provides leadership for all of the Grace campuses and is regular part of the Grace Teaching Team. He is a graduate of Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas. Garrett and Andrea married in 1997 and enjoy serving Grace together. They like relaxing at the beach, waterskiing, eating at Tommy Bahama’s and spending time with their kids. Garrett and Andrea have two young children – one princess and one cowboy.
Dario & Cindy Parish - Executive Pastors, Spanish
Dario and Cindy Parish have lived and ministered throughout Latin America with their home base in Guatemala. Dario is a third generation missionary. Dario & Cindy presently lead a network of churches and ministries throughout Latin America, with missionary extensions in Europe, Africa and Asia. More than 650 congregations in 25 nations are under their leadership. They planted Comunidad de Gracia, the Spanish congregation in Grace. Dario & Cindy are the proud parents of four children, Darlena, Sara, Vicki, and Brian.
Jeff and Carrie Baden - The Woodlands Campus Pastors
Jeff serves as the Associate/Campus Pastor at The Woodlands Campus. Prior to June 2014, he worked with youth and children for eight years, and is a graduate of Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. He and his wife, Carrie, were married on June 9th, 2007. Together they enjoy eating mexican food, playing with their kids, and watching the Minnesota Vikings dominate in football. Currently they have four children Kaitlyn, Jackson, Khloe, and Joshua. Lord willing they would like seven. Their heart is to see people changed through the power of God’s word.
Matthew & Sabrina Schlesinger - San Diego, CA - North County Campus Pastors
Matthew and Sabrina were married in 2000 and served as pastors alongside Matthew’s parents for ten years in Oregon. The dream God placed in their hearts years earlier unfolded and in December of 2012 when they joined the Grace team as Campus Pastors in their favorite city, San Diego. Matthew and Sabrina are fun and authentic; they love God’s Word, place priority on His Presence, and believe that the local church is the hope of the world. They are the proud parents of three beautiful daughters.
David & Dianna Scarpeta - Spanish Campus Pastors, Houston, TX
David has served in full time ministry for more than a decade as Associate Pastor of one of the largest churches in Latin America. He is also an established singer/song writer/recording artist. David leads a youth movement in Houston, Youth Fire, which brings together hundreds of young people throughout the city. David is a professional musician and studied theology at the Assemblies of God seminary in Colombia. David and Diana have three children, Daniella, Nathaniel and Jonathan.
Jose Daniel and Johanny Martinez - Spanish Campus Pastors, The Woodlands, TX
Jose Daniel and Johanny Martinez were born in Cuba and prior to their move to the US, were Worship Pastors at the Council of the Assemblies of God in Cuba. They have planted congregations in Cuba with more than 500 members, a difficult task in light of the absence of religious freedom in that country. Jose and Johanny have a beautiful daughter and love serving the Spanish community at Grace Woodlands.
Anggelo & Kathy Ramirez - Spanish Campus Pastors, San Diego, CA - North County
Anggelo and Kathy were born in Colombia and worked with Pastors Eduardo and Fulvia Canas, their parents and mentors, for over 12 years before moving to the U.S. In May of 2009, the Lord called them to the Spanish ministry at Grace Houston where they launched several ministries and a Bible school. They became the pastors of the Spanish ministry at Grace North County in October 2009. Anggelo and Kathy reside in beautiful San Diego County with their daughters Maria Paula and Ana Sofia. Their dream is to see all of the Spanish community in California transformed by the power of God.