• Doug Meye | Lead Pastor

    When he was in his late teens, Doug was overwhelmed by God’s love. He explains, “In response to what God had done for me, I knew I needed to help others experience God’s grace in Christ."  Doug and his wife Pat moved to Las Vegas in 1986 to begin Warm Springs Baptist Church. Doug served as the pastor of Warm Springs until 2006. Recently, Doug has been serving on the staff of Transformation Ministries as the Mission Strategy Director. In this role, he works with pastors, churches and helps plant new churches.  Pat is the founder and co-director of Renewing Life Center. Doug and Pat have two grown children, David and Kristin. Doug enjoys exercise, outdoor sports, working around the yard. He is a great hack on the golf course.  


  • Dave Strobolakos | Executive Pastor

    Dave Strobolakos grew up in church. From Bible drills to AWANA clubs, he’s done it all. But it wasn’t until high school that Jesus began to soften Dave’s heart to His great story and plan. Since that time, Dave has devoted his life to figuring out what it means to authentically follow Jesus in a diverse and changing world. His life goal is to help others also discover the love and kindness of Jesus. Dave is married to Judy and they have two beautiful daughters: Naemi and Sailor. In his spare time you’ll find Dave reading on theology or leadership, watching 49ers football, or playing with his children at a nearby park.


  • Dave Miller | Missions Strategist

    Dave started his mission journey over 20 years ago leading a team of high and junior high age students serving in Baja California. What was supposed to be a one-week mission trip to Mexico has become a way of life for Dave.  In 1992 after leaving his position as a church youth pastor, Dave co-founded Adventures in Life Ministry as a para-church ministry helping US churches partner with ministries in Mexico for long-term impact. In the years since, thousands of people from churches across the US and Canada have served through AIL Ministry a​cross Mexico, Dave's adopted country.  A writer and frequent conference speaker, Dave's heart beats with passion for Jesus and His mission, whether that is around the corner or on the other side of the globe.

  • Robby Sexton | Worship Leader

    Robby Sexton developed a relationship with Christ his Junior year in high school. At summer camp he was baptized and ever since then, Robby has had the desire to devote his life by surrendering his life to God by using his gifts and talents to glorify Him. Robby attended Lincoln Christian University and began a three year long internship that led into a full-time staff member at Central Christian Church as their youth ministry worship leader. Robby also started getting involved in leading worship for Celebrate Recovery and their youth called Freedom. In the process, Robby developed a real compassion for the hurt, lost, and broken and still dedicates his time for them. Robby is engaged to his beautiful fiancè Charice Brandt and will be getting married in April of 2018

  • Frank Tappe |  StudeNT Pastor

    Frank grew up in the Phoenix area where he met Jesus when he was 17. After attending Hope International University in SoCal, he felt the call to ministry, and has devoted his life to that work.  He moved to Vegas in 2003 to serve at a local church with Junior High and High School students and has spent the last 14 years working with students in some capacity. His life mission is to disciple next generation leaders, teaching God’s truth and creating community for personal growth and impact. Outside of Grace, Frank runs a local non-profit young adult ministry, Create, and also works for Apple. He loves to read, play basketball, and go to the movies in his spare time.

  • Tereasa Beckham | Children's Director

    In addition to serving as a Vacation Bible School Director and AWANA Commander, Tereasa most recently served as the Preschool Director at Green Valley Baptist Church. She currently still serves on the AWANA Board of Missionaries for Nevada. Tereasa has been a follower of Jesus since the age of twelve and loves to provide students with the opportunity to experience God’s grace and love just as she did at a young age. Tereasa has been married to her husband Ken for 20 years and they have 6 wonderful children.

  • lauren johnson | early childhood director

    Lauren grew up in southern California and was home-schooled by her mother, who was also a Children's Director.  Lauren has either been in or teaching Sunday School, AWANA, and VBS her whole life. She loves impressing a love for Jesus on the next generation and helping equip moms for the task of training up their children.​ Lauren has been married for 10 years to her high school sweetheart, Jeremiah, who volunteers as a Band Member on the Grace Arts & Media Team.  Lauren and Jeremiah have four children:  Chevelle, Atticus, Caedmon, and Roman.  Lauren also has fun with any craft especially woodworking and enjoys feeding people carbs that she lovingly bakes them. 

  • Marie Herrick | Office Administrator

    Marie grew up in the Chicagoland area.  She attended Bethel University in St. Paul, MN where she got her Bachelors in Youth Ministry, and Biblical and Theological Studies.  She moved to Henderson in July of 2012 with her loving husband, Cody, and two beautiful daughters, Lila and Anna. She is a firm believer in relational ministry: Jesus is shown to others by how we live and relate to one another. Therefore, she enjoys good conversation, usually accompanied by a coffee.