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Larry Arrington 2015Larry Arrington - was born and raised and has lived in Roanoke all his life. The Lord saved him at the age of 14 (1964) through Christian Youth Fellowship, his mother having come to know Christ just about one year before. He first met his wife, Cindy, in the 5th grade and started dating her in the 10th grade. Larry & Cindy began attending Grace Church in 1971 and were married one year later. Larry has served as a deacon at Grace Church since around 1978.

Psalms 119:11, “I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.”

 

 

Jim Gruver 2015Jim Gruver - came to Grace Church in 1971 right after coming to know Christ. I met my wife Betty here and we were married in Gearhart Hall when it was the auditorium. We raised our three sons and two daughters here. I am a retired building contractor and my brother and I did the carpentry work on the new auditorium and have been blessed to work on many construction projects at Grace. I have been a deacon since 2002.

 

 

 

 

Gayle Naff 2015Gayle Naff - Gayle was born January 17, 1939 and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1957. He has been in the used car business since April 1960. He married Dru Given on March 16, 1968. He and Dru joined Grace Church the next year (1969) and have been members until this day. Gayle has served as a deacon at Grace since 2005. Gale and Dru have two sons, Braxton & Forrest, and two twin grandsons by Forrest and his wife Anita (Carter & Colton).

 

 

 

 

Kevin Pope 2015Kevin Pope - My family has been at Grace Church since 2006 after settling in Roanoke that same year. My wife and I both came to know Christ while we were engaged and living in Blacksburg so moving to Roanoke was like coming home. We currently homeschool our six children and enjoy watching them grow in the Lord. We have matured tremendously in our faith at Grace Church and love the gospel centered teaching. We have also had the blessing of participating in a home fellowship group that meets regularly and is focused on praying for one another and building relationships.