Jay jay Ward, Lead Pastor
Pastor Jay Jay came to Grace Church in July of 2022. He is a graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University and Duke Divinity School. He has pastored in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and England. He is married, has two children, and he dislikes yard work and obnoxious fonts.
James Hughes, Children's Ministry
James has lived in the greater Memphis area and attended Memphis Grace since 1993. He enjoys spending time with students of all ages doing anything and everything. He is currently single and has a dog named Zeus. James graduated from University of Memphis with a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice in 2015 and is currently enrolled at Nazarene Bible College in the Ministry Preparation Program.
Favorite verse: Matthew 6:33-34 “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”
Ian Britton, Student and Young Adult ministry & Video Production
Ian has started at Grace in 2014. He's is a graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University where he got his Bachelors in Religion and Philosophy and his Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. His wife, Rachel, is way out of his league and together they have two awesome children: Jonah and Norah. Ian loves laughing and eating with friends and watching God work in moments, big and small, in the lives of our students.
One of Ian’s favorite scriptures is John 3:30 “He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less."
Sean Currier, Worship Arts, Technical Director, Online Campus, and Social Media Coordinator
Angie and Sean married in May of 2000 and we're blessed with two beautiful kids: Michael, 19 and MaKenna, 15. We are also the parents of Luna, a German Shepherd / Pit Bull mix. Sean is a graduate of Anderson University with a degree in Music Business and Guitar Performance. Angie is a nurse at Methodist Germantown.
"Here is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners-and I am the worst of them all."
- 1 Timothy 1:15
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away and the new has come"
- 2 Corinthians 5:17
"And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you will continue His work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns."
- Philippians 1:6