Lead PastorJosh was born and raised in central Illinois (“noy”, not “noise” please) where things are just a tiny bit colder. He grew up watching Harry Carry and the Chicago Cubs, loving sci-fi, and tinkering with tech. He got a degree from Illinois State University and went into a career in technology for about 10 years (polo’s and khakis every day) before his pastor took him to lunch one day and said, “I think God is calling you to be a full-time pastor.” It was 11 years ago when he and Linda both took that leap of faith, and they’ve found Jesus to be faithful every step since. So you’ve already guessed that Linda, Josh’s wife, is a remarkable woman of faith. She’s also a brilliant sign language interpreter and mom of their 3 teens, Jake, Davi, and Gracie. They love hiking in the Wichita Mountains, eating authentic italian food, seeing the latest superhero movies, and watching live concerts when they can. Josh is Lead Pastor at Grace Fellowship. His passion is to see men and women walk in a real, life-giving friendship with Jesus Christ…and as many of them as possible before he stops breathing. He loves it when the Scripture comes alive for people. And his dream is to lead a local church away from self-centered church-ness and to a place where every one of us owns God’s call to “see to it that no one misses the grace of God”.
Worship PastorSarah was born and raised here in Lawton, Oklahoma. After graduating from Lawton High she moved to Sydney, Australia to attend Hillsong International Leadership College. While she was in Sydney she met her wonderful husband Tanner. Together, they moved back to Lawton at the end of 2017. Sarah has had the opportunity to spend the majority of her life attending and serving at Grace Fellowship. She is the fourth generation in her family to be a part of this incredible community and has since added another generation to the church family after welcoming a son in 2018. As the Worship Pastor, she is inspired by creativity and the opportunity the church has to both encounter God and express His beauty through creativity of all kinds.
Ashley was born and raised in Texas. She is married to her husband, Kevin, who serves in the United States Army. Together they’ve been living the military life since 2010 enduring the many deployments and relocations most military families experience. Ashley is a mother to two beautiful girls, Lauren and Madison, with hopes of pursuing adoption in the near future. Growing up, Ashley never once thought, I want to be a pastor when I grow up. However, shortly after moving to Lawton/Fort Sill in 2018, she knew God was calling her into vocational ministry. She began serving as a part of the First Impressions Team and later interning as an assistant to the Grace Kids pastor. It was during her internship that she found her passion for Kids Ministry. In spring of 2019, Ashley joined the team as Grace Kids Preschool Director. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s in Christian Ministry through Liberty University and hopes to continue her education toward a Master’s in Divinity. Ashley absolutely loves what she does and considers herself incredibly fortunate to be able to shepherd and love God’s children. One of her favorite aspects of her role in Grace Kids is getting to serve alongside such amazing leaders, teaching young kids who Jesus is and to show them the depth of Jesus’ love for them.