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Teaching Elder/Lead Pastor

Growing up in Fuquay-Varina in the turbulent 60’s and early 70’s was the same for Pastor Brad as it was for most in our country – though, no one would have called him “Pastor” or anything remotely religious at that time despite having grown up going to church every Sunday. During the Jesus Movement (Google it!), the Lord drew Brad to himself in May of 1972, one month before HS graduation, and promptly sent him to a Bible College in Tennessee of which he had never heard. There he met the lovely Linda Faile, whom he married in 1976. Twenty years as a Camp Director at TVR Christian Camp in the NC Mountains and three wonderful children later, Brad was called, in 1998, to serve as Lead Pastor at a new church in Harnett County – Grace Community Church. Two years later he completed his M.Div. at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest.

Early in 2008, the Lord called beautiful Linda Talley to live with Him. What the Lord accomplished through this amazing lady will reverberate throughout eternity. And, now, Alison Talley serves by Pastor Brad’s side, sharing her wonderful spiritual gift of encouragement (and, other gifts) with our church body along with her really cool Australian accent. Between the two of them, they have five amazing children and nine – even more amazing – grandchildren! Pastor Brad and the elders, deacons, staff, and church body at Grace are all excited to see, not only what God will do in our day, but also trusting him for what He will do for generations to come through GCC.


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Pastor for Creative Arts

David has been in ministry for over 20 years, and a member of GCC for almost 25 years. He graduated from Campbell University in '03 (BA) and '06 (MA), and earned a PhD in Theology and Worship from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary ('18). He is a songwriter and worship leader wherever God gives him an opportunity, frequently serving in youth, college, and adult contexts as guest worship leader or speaker.

David currently lives in Angier with his wife Sarah Jean, and children Judah, Clara Jean, Jesse, and Rosie. David is a self-professed coffee snob and an unapologetic nerd - whether it be theology, music, comics, or Star Wars.


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Keisha Culbreth

Children's Ministry Director

Before serving in part-time ministry, Keisha was a teacher by profession.  She taught third and fourth graders in public school for four years and has two years of experience as a teacher of three-year-olds and transitional kindergarten in preschool programs. Keisha wanted to teach since she was a first-grader. She continues to be thrilled to see just how much children can grasp, even at young ages, about God and His Word.  Keisha began overseeing the Children’s Church program here as a volunteer in 2004. She came on as part-time staff in January 2008.  She is very excited to minister to children and serves alongside many other adults who enjoy teaching children about Jesus' love for them!

Keisha and her husband, Scott, were married in 1996 and moved to make their home in Fuquay-Varina in 1997. They became members of Grace Community Church in 2001. Scott shares a love for teaching and shepherding this church body as an elder at Grace. They have three beautiful children-- Kaitlyn ('01), Greyson ('04) and Landon ('06). Keisha wants her children, as well as all children here at Grace, to grow up knowing that God has a perfect plan for their lives. There is no better hope and nothing brings her more joy!


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Ricky Lee

Pastor for Discipleship and Care

Born and raised in Alabama, Ricky landed in the mountains of North Carolina where he served as Assistant Director for TVR Christian Camp and Retreat Center. TVR is where he met his lovely wife, April. They were married in 2005 and have five kids. The Lord led them to Grace in 2014 for Ricky to serve as Youth Pastor and Administrator. He took on the role of Pastor for Discipleship and Care in 2019, passing on Youth Pastor duties, and passed on church administration duties in 2023. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute (B.S.) and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.).

Ricky loves spending time with family. His home is normally very loud, where you'll typically find a baseball or football in the air, and will almost always hear either Christmas music or an Atlanta Braves game streaming. He enjoys a good pizza, rooting for the Crimson Tide, and trying to convince his wife to like old country music. 



Kyler Martin

Next Generation Pastor

Kyler, or “Bo” as some know him, was born and raised in Chattanooga, TN. Kyler came to know the Lord at 16 years of age and three short years later, he was called to full-time ministry at Teen Valley Ranch Christian Camp and Retreat Center in Plumtree, NC. After serving 6 years at TVR, the Lord called him to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC to continue his education and ministry preparation. After completing two years of study and gaining some experience in the medical device industry, Kyler was called to serve as the Next Generation Pastor at Grace. Kyler is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity in Christian Ethics at SEBTS.

Kyler runs on high energy, copious amounts of coffee, and a strong love for Jesus and the Word. He once had his job title change from “Inventory Control Specialist” to “Inventory Control Evangelist” as he would find any chance he could to share his favorite Bible stories. He is never shy from having a conversation and he doesn’t know the difference between a stranger and a friend. Kyler enjoys being on the lake, enjoying any sporting event or hanging with friends.


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Keitland Medlin


Keitland moved to Harnett County in 2016 to begin studying at Campbell University where she graduated in 2020. She met her husband at Campbell, was married in 2019, and they welcomed their first child in 2021 (a little boy!). Keitland has served in various church roles and we are grateful to have her on staff at Grace.   



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Church Administrator

Julia Stephens surrendered her life to Christ at the age of 21. She is committed to living a life pleasing to the Lord. She has been married to Keith for 23 years, they have two children, Oliver and Adalynne.  They are a retired military family who have lived in multiple locations around the world and are now currently located in Lillington, NC.

Julia has a diverse professional background which includes executive administration, mental health, event planning, education, and training.  She has faithfully served in the areas of women’s ministry, children’s church, AWANA, care ministry, and home groups within the various churches that she has attended throughout their military journey.