Our Purpose is to bring glory to God by completing the work He has given us to do (John 17:4).
Our Mission is to help every person discover and develop a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ as we grow together in grace and truth (Matthew 28:18-20).
Bobby Gordon, Pastor
Bobby was born in Shreveport, Louisiana as the youngest of four children and into a Pastor's family. When I was seven, I asked Jesus to forgive me of my sin and come into my life. One year later, I got brave enough to make my decision to follow Christ public and was baptized.
We moved to Hartselle, Alabama when I was 15. In my teen years, I struggled with faith and obedience to Christ. However, in my early twenties, God became powerfully real to me during a difficult time in my life. His grace began setting me free from the guilt, shame and power of my sin. A personal transformation started taking place as God's Spirit helped me grow in my love for Jesus, His Word and His people.
Angie and I met when we were both serving as summer missionaries in 1985 and were married in August of 1986. She graduated from UAB and I graduated from Samford University in 1989. We moved to Fort Worth, Texas and both graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in December of 1992.
After pastoring Memorial Baptist Church in Decatur, Alabama, we joined a church planting team and started RocketCity Community Church (now CrossPointe Church) in 1995. In 1998, we started The Church at Hampton Cove (now Rivertree Church). In 2007, we started Legacy Baptist Church which merged with Celebration Baptist Church in 2010 and re-launched as GracePointe Baptist Church.
Family is very important to me! We have 7 children (3 biological, 2 adopted and 2 foster). Now the kids are getting married and grandchildren have started to arrive. I love my family, our church family and our community. May God empower us to Rescue Souls, Restore Families, and Remember the Poor.
Michelle Wein, Administrator
Michelle has served on staff at GracePointe since 2009. She enjoys teaching women, serving the congregation, reading, watching movies and spending time with her family. Michelle and her husband, Paul, have been married for many years and have 2 grown daughters and 3 granddaughters. Her greatest desire is to continue to grow in Christ and glorify Him while serving Him in each season of her life. "For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain." Phil. 1:21
Will Grapperhaus, Bi-Vocational Worship Minister
Will is a graduate of Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis with a degree in Religious Education. Will, and his wife, Brandy, serve together at GracePointe and have three children, Amelia, Liam and Ellie. From an early age, Will has loved church music and worship; from Sunday congregational singing to youth summer camps and college retreats. Since picking up the guitar in high school, the Lord has allowed Will to lead worship in various settings for the past twenty years.
Angie Gordon, Children & Assimilation Minister
Angie has a Master's in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She has served as part time Children's Minister since the founding of GracePointe and now she also oversees the Assimilation Ministry. She is married to Pastor Bobby and they have seven children. She homeschools and enjoys singing on the Praise Team and playing with her granddaughter.
Leslie Wells, Limitless Student Minister
Leslie is a native of Chilton County, where she first felt the calling to ministry; however, it would be many years before she answered that call. She graduated from Troy University in Troy, Alabama with a degree in Social Work. She worked in the nursing home industry for many years. She is married to Chaney Wells and they have three girls, Rae, Rylee, and Darbi. Leslie began serving at GracePointe in 2013 as a volunteer. God placed within her, not only a burden for lost students and their families, but a deep love for those under the care of GracePointe and the community. God continues to guide her through ministry and grow her love for students and families in our community. This journey has only begun. She welcomes you to contact her should you have any questions regarding Limitless Student Ministries.
Maryann Hood, Weekday (WEE) Program & Church Preschool Director
Maryann and her family - husband Brian, and children Jackson, Jonathon, and Caroline - have called New Market and GracePointe home since 2015. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Early Childhood Special Education from Auburn University. Maryann has many years of experience working with preschoolers in a variety of settings - classroom teacher for preschoolers with and without special needs, a traveling special education teacher, and Head Start administration. She has always loved working with infants and toddlers and their families to build a strong foundation in a loving environment.
Julia Zeigler, Worship & Student Ministry Intern
Julia is the Worship & Student Intern here at GracePointe. She attends UAH as a full time student while pursuing a degree in nursing. Her parents and two younger brothers attend church at GracePointe and are involved in serving here at the church and in our community. Music is her passion and her gift and she says she is beyond blessed and thankful that God has given her an opportunity to serve others using her gift.