Leadership & Staff of Grace Bible Church

Pastor Paul Auckland

 
Paul has been married to his wife, Leslie since 1975. They have three adult daughters and six grandchildren. With more than 38 years of ministry experience, Paul is a highly relational, collaborative, and intuitive leader who loves God and loves people. His many gifts include an approachable style, strong expository preaching ability, and experience shepherding a congregation through and beyond challenging seasons. What we see in Paul is someone with the capacity to help lead us through this transitional period and who can help our church and staff grow and thrive.
 
Pastor Paul most recently served as Lead Pastor of Faith Church of Sellersville, PA from 1978 to 2016 when he retired. Prior to that, he ministered as a Youth Pastor and Co-pastor.  Pastor Auckland has a B.A. degree from Tennessee Temple University, Chattanooga, TN, an M.div from Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary, Lansdale, PA.  He received his doctorate of divinity from Maranatha Baptist Bible College, Watertown, WI.
 
He currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Clark Summit University, formally, Bible Baptist College.  He also is a member of the “Warriors Watch Riders” motorcycle club.  This club supports military families by honoring the Warrior in their family, by providing motorcycle escorts, adding some excitement to their Welcome Home or Sendoff Parties and promote their troop-support fundraising efforts.
 
First and foremost, Pastor Paul sees his role as pastor, shepherd, team leader and coach. Over his years of ministry, he gives God the glory for allowing him to help plant nine churches and also guide many men and women to enter full time ministry.    We are tremendously grateful for God’s faithful provision of such an experienced pastor as Pastor Paul who will provide loving, steady leadership to our church and prepare us to receive our permanent Senior Pastor when the time comes.
 
Pastor Paul officially started his interim ministry at Grace Bible Church on Sunday, April 22, 2018.
 
We give thanks to God for the many ways He has extended his grace to us and for your steadfastness in prayer during this time. We are grateful to Him and look forward to this next season of leadership with the expectation of great blessings in store as we partner together in our service to our Lord.

THE ELDER BOARD

 

Steve Derstine
Gary Billman
Brian Blatt
Chairman
 
David Koch
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 GRACE BIBLE CHURCH DEACONS

Jeff Steencken
Randy Reppert
Chairman
Roger Stine
Tim Brady
Gerry Pawlowski
Glenn Kershner