Leadership

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Scott Ardavanis

Lead Pastor
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Scott Ardavanis is the Senior Pastor of Grace Church of the Valley in central California. Scott began his pastoral ministry at Grace Community Church with John MacArthur and also spent seventeen years as a senior pastor in Chicago and California. He is an adjunct professor at The Master’s Seminary in the area of Pastoral Ministry and Homiletics and is the Dean of The Master's Seminary Central Valley distance location campus. Scott is a featured speaker at Bible and Pastors Conferences around the world. He also serves as a board member at The Master's University/Seminary and for Sufficiency of Scripture Ministries (SOS), which impacts lives in Uganda with sound Biblical teaching. Scott has earned his degrees at Los Angeles Baptist College (now The Master’s University), B.A., The Master’s Seminary, M.Div., and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, D.Min. Scott and his wife, Patty, have now been married 31 years and have 7 children and 3 grandchildren.

 

 

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Blake Boys

Pastor of Worship & Media
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Blake Boys is the Pastor of Worship and Media at Grace Church of the Valley. Raised in Bear Valley Springs, California, Blake began leading worship as a student in his youth group. He attended The Master's College graduating with a bachelor's degree in Music with an emphasis in Theory and Composition. Blake met his wife, Bekah, at Master’s and they were married in 2004. After college, Blake and Bekah moved to Sonoma County, California to serve as the worship leader in a local church plant. It was during that time God made it clear to Blake that he was called to full-time vocational ministry. Blake served for seven years as a pastor of music and media at Lakeside Bible Church in Montgomery, TX before moving to the Central Valley in California. Blake and Bekah have three precious and unique children; Owen, Lucy and Mae.

 

 

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Brent Jackson

Pastor
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Bio coming soon.

 

 

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Dan Jackson

Pastor
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Dave Jackson

Pastor
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David Morris

Associate Pastor
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David was born in Greenville, South Carolina where he lived until he was six. God was kind to give him Christian parents who loved him and taught him the Gospel, which he believed when he was six years old. His family then moved to Meyersdale, Pennsylvania so his dad could become a lead pastor. David met Cathy the summer after high school, and they got married as soon as David finished college. They moved to Los Angeles so David could get a Masters of Divinity at the Master’s Seminary, where God further blessed their family by adding Silas. The Morrises moved to Kingsburg in June of 2007 to help start Grace Church of the Valley, where he has loved serving ever since as a pastor for children’s ministries and associate pastor. God added Raina and Meg to their family since coming to Kingsburg, as well as Luca Joel through adoption. David’s favorite Bible books are Romans and Hebrews, his most loved verse Romans 1:16, his greatest praise God’s grace in Jesus, his favorite activities reading, soccer, racquetball, and family time, and his life goals are to faithfully love his wife and shepherd Christ’s church.

 

 

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Andy Muxlow

Pastor
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Shay Thomason

Pastor of Student Ministries
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Shay is a southern California native and serves as the pastor of our high school and junior high ministries. He has been involved with local church youth ministry for 18 years and has a passion to see young people love God, love His Word, love His church, and love those around them. After graduating high school, he attended The Master’s College where he studied youth ministry and Christian education, and where he met his wife, Bethany. They were married in 2005 and he worked full-time while serving as a lay leader in their local church in Santa Clarita, California with his friend and mentor, Scott Ardavanis. It was during that time that Shay and Bethany grew in their love for the local church and understood their call to take the Gospel overseas as full-time missionaries. With a passion to see young people come to Christ, they moved their family to Czech Republic in 2014 where they served until moving to Kingsburg in late 2015. Shay and Bethany have four children: Titus, Avery, Karis, and Micah.

 

 

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Tom Rios

Pastor of Spanish Ministries
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Jeff Warkentin

Pastor
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