• steven christopher | Lead PASTOR

    Steven is from the great country of Texas. He moved all over the state growing up and heard the Good News about life in Jesus as a result of a childhood friend inviting him to a small country church. When he was a Junior in high school he responded to God’s purpose for his life to equip the Church as a pastor. He attended Dallas Baptist University and received a BA in Biblical Studies and a MA in Christian Ministry. During grad school at DBU, Steven met his sweet wife Chelsea. They have been married since 2013 and have one son, Beau, born in October 2018. Steven has served as a youth pastor, director of outreach, and a lead pastor resident at churches in the Dallas area. He is passionate about the Dallas Cowboys, cooking, and seeing Grace Church live in authentic community with one another to make an impact in Henderson/Las Vegas. 

  • Tereasa Beckham | Elementary children ministry 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 | Children and student ministries 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 is married 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. 

  • 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.