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.




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     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.”
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    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." 

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