Dan has served as senior pastor of Grace Bible Church since 2008. Prior to this he served as a church-planting missionary in Rustenburg, South Africa, and on pastoral teams in Rhode Island and Johannesburg, South Africa. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Studies from Tennessee Temple University and a Master’s of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Dan is married to Joy, and they have five children. Dan enjoys spending time with his family, reading, renovation projects, cycling and being outdoors. He is humbled and thrilled with the work of making disciples and shepherding the flock of God.
Peter has served as an elder of Grace Bible Church since 2017. Most of the work of being an elder consists of: planning the church activities and direction, coordination of the teaching ministry, visitation, consoling, discipline, and prayer. He has preached and taught Sunday school and Bible studies for many years. He is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a BS in Geology and has done computer programming since high school. He currently works at Dell/EMC as a software engineer.
Peter is married to Joyce, and they have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. Peter enjoys his family, reading, hiking, swimming, gardening, traveling, and collecting rocks. By God’s grace he has been preserved in the faith and given the privilege of serving the church.
Zachary Yoakum has been apart Grace Bible Church since 2008. He serves as deacon of member care. This includes notifying/emailing members with updates and prayer requests, setting up meal trains, and making sure all basic needs are met in the church. He also serves on the worship team. Zach hopes to advance the gospel in his neighborhood and desires to serve the body well with the help of the Lord.
Zach is married to Ashley and they have three boys. He works as a Cable Splicer for National Grid. Zach enjoys playing basketball, Christian rap, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Ben has been a member of Grace since the summer of 2018 and started his pastoral internship in 2019. He received his BA in Biblical Studies from The Master’s University and is currently studying to get his MDiv from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Having grown up in southern New Hampshire and western Massachusetts, Ben has a love for New England and desires to be involved in Gospel ministry in the area where he grew up.
Ben has been married to his wife Beth since 2016, and they live with their daughter Leah (with another daughter on the way!). He enjoys reading, sports, board games, hiking, and playing Super Smash Bros Ultimate. He currently works at Enviroclean as a restoration technician.