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Our Pastors

unnamedMatt Smith, Lead Pastor

Matt joined the Grace Community staff in August 1993 and has served as an ordained pastor since 1997. Today, he serves the church and pastoral team as the lead pastor where he devotes much of his time to preaching/teaching God's Word on Sundays and leading the church forward in its mission to "gloryify God by making disciples of all peoples with the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ."  Matt lives in Bel Air, Maryland with his wife, Tracy, and their four children and with more animals than he would prefer to have living in his house. You can email Pastor Matt at


pastorsteveSteve Bickel

Steve joined Grace Community Church in 1984 and came on staff as a pastor in 1998. He currently oversees the following ministries: Care Groups, Sunday morning children's ministry (The Gathering Place), and the lay counseling ministry. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1987. Steve lives in Bel Air, Maryland with his wife, Amy, and their six children. You can email Pastor Steve at  


pastorgregGreg Gill

Greg began serving as a pastor at Grace Community Church in 1988. He is part of the teaching team for Sundays and oversees some of our small groups. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1976. Greg and his wife Wendy live in Parkville, Maryland. They have seven children and several grandchildren. You can email Pastor Greg at  



Don Sharpe

Don has been a part of Grace Community since 1985 and has served as a pastor since 1992. In 2002 he attended the Sovereign Grace Pastor's College in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Don lives in Bel Air Maryland with his wife, Margaret, and two daughters, Deborah and Lisa.  You can email Pastor Don at