Brad 2024

Brad Talley

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. In 2010, Brad married again, and now his wife 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 eleven delightful 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 Grace Community Church. 


David 2024

David Calvert

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 a 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.


Ricky 2024

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. 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 Administrator 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 rooting for the Crimson Tide and trying to convince his wife to like old country music. 


Kyler 2024

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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Julia Stephens

Church Administrator

Julia is originally from Pennsylvania, but she spent most of her childhood in the Chicago area. After graduating high school, she moved to the East Coast, where she met and married Keith in 2000. They have two amazing children - Oliver ('06) and Adalynne ('09). As a retired military family, they have had the opportunity to live in several locations worldwide and are currently living in Lillington, NC.

A graduate of Old Dominion University (B.S.), Julia has a diverse professional background, including executive administration, mental health, event planning, education, and training. At 21, she surrendered her life to the Lord, and her relationship with Him is of utmost importance to her. Julia has been actively involved in various ministries and home groups at the churches they have been members of throughout their military journey. Julia enjoys spending time with others, especially 'her people,' and hosting gatherings. She is excited to serve alongside those at GCC.


Keisha 2024

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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April Lee


April grew up in South Carolina, but as a 16-year-old, she followed God’s leading to the NC mountains where she had the opportunity to serve on staff at TVR Christian Camp for several years, and more importantly, where she was blessed to meet and marry Ricky. 

God led Ricky to join the staff at GCC in 2014, and together, he and April have loved raising a family alongside an age-diverse, grace-filled church family. April enjoys serving this church family in a variety of ways, including bookkeeping, and she also enjoys almost all types of music (old country music not included).