OUR STAFF

 Pastors George Lee & Karen Glass

 Pastors
 
Pastors George Lee and Karen Glass are committed to sharing the hope of Jesus.  Our Pastor's hearts are set on providing a place of worship where everyone who comes is loved and accepted regardless of past failures or wrong decisions.  They desire for Grace to be a place of restoration and healing through preaching and teaching the uncompromised Word of God.  Their passion for serving the community is evident by their previous and continued support of local community service organizations such as: the Beauregard Area Ministerial Alliance (BAMA),  Crisis Pregnancy Center, Court Appointed Special Advocate for Abused Children (CASA), Partner’s in Education, the Agape Clinic, and others.  Pastor has been instrumental in the establishment and perpetuation of "Star Cross" Cowboy Church in DeRidder, La and the "Hands for the Brand" Cowboy Ministry in Sulphur, La.  He is ordained through the Global Network of Christian Ministries and maintains a longstanding relationship with the organization.
    

Pastor James Glass

Care Pastor

 

As Care Pastor, Jimmy soon became known throughout the church and community as “Uncle Jimmy”, as this was the way that Pastor George Lee referred to him publicly.  Uncle Jimmy quickly became a recognized presence at the area hospitals, funeral homes, and businesses. Countless people have felt his presence as he, at all hours of the day and night, ministered to their needs. In addition to hospital visits, Uncle Jimmy has participated in numerous funerals, weddings, and community events; in which often times representing Pastor George Lee when ministry has called them elsewhere.  Uncle Jimmy and Aunt Mary have been married for over 54 wonderful years.  God has blessed them with two daughters, Judi Taylor, who lives in Alexandria, LA and Vicki Pylant and husband, Jeff, who reside in Shreveport, LA.  They are also proud grandparents to two granddaughters and two grandsons as well as two great-grandsons, and three great granddaughters. 

   

Pastors Ross & Pam Whitaker

Children's Pastors
 
After personal tragedies in which each had lost their spouse, God orchestrated the coming together of Ross and Pam Whitaker. Ross and Pam were married on February 26, 1994.  Their family consists of six children, seven grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. In the beginning, neither Ross nor Pam had any intention of serving God; they lived to “party: “Eat, drink and be merry”, and “living for the weekend” were mantras of their life philosophy.  They were very good sinners, until God changed all of that. Since surrendering to God and becoming a part of Grace, Ross and Pam have been active participants in the Children’s Ministry for over 10 years. 
 
  

 Pastor Alba DuBois

Benevolent & Family  Pastor
 
Alba and her husband Gene are residents of DeRidder.  She has two children, Gary who is married to Lauren Davis of Leesville and Deana who is married to Chris Brandon of DeRidder.  She has two granddaughters, Lindsy Rae Brandon and Bethany Blair Brandon and one grandson Bayou. Alba is a graduate of Trinity College of the Bible where she earned her degree in Pastoral Counseling.  She is also certified in the area of Anger Management and Domestic Violence.  Alba is an ordained minister, who has served Grace for over 15 years.  She is presently overseeing the Little Angels Nursery, KIDSZone Children’s Ministry, and the Hope House as well as serving on staff in the capacity of  Family Pastor. Alba is also very involved in our local community. She is currently serving on the F.I.N.S (Families in Need of Services) Board through the District Attorney’s office in DeRidder as well as the Children’s Advocacy Board through the local Judge’s Office.  She is the Founder and Director of SoulCare Outreach & Community Education which provides group and individual classes and seminars in the area of Anger Management and Domestic Violence through the District   Attorney’s office, Probation office, Office of Children’s Services (OCS), and local schools.  Alba enjoys fishing with her husband, spending time with her children, an playing with her granddaughters. Her hobbies include reading, sewing, coordinating weddings, and special events. Alba’s most meaningful moments are her early morning hours with the Lord during her personal prayer and study time.

 

 
 
 
 
 

 Pastor Randy Larken

Minister of Music
 

Randy Larken was reared in Rosepine, Louisiana, attending school there from Kindergarten until he graduated in 1987.  Randy began singing at a very early age, having been brought up in a Baptist home with his parents leading music at revivals and singing with his two sisters.  He was also  involved in music throughout his elementary and high school years.  Randy began playing the trumpet in the 5th grade and eventually took on the baritone and the tuba as additional instruments in the Rosepine Jr.- Sr. High School band.  He was active in the band until he graduated.  As well as being in band, Randy also took piano lessons at a young age.  After graduation, Randy attended McNeese State University where he was a member of the marching band.  Randy began attending the First United Pentecostal Church in DeRidder when he was 18.  He became very active in the music department and eventually led worship there before moving to Arlington, Texas.  He began attending an interdenominational church in Irving, Texas where he was involved with Praise and Worship under the direction of Dan Dean of Phillips, Craig and Dean and eventually led worship for a daughter church that was started in Arlington. Randy moved back to DeRidder in 1999 and once again became worship leader at First United Pentecostal Church.  After two years, he felt a tug in the Spirit to resign and begin attending Grace Church.  The Lord opened the door for him to become Minister of Music at Grace where he has been in his present position since October of 2001. In addition to his position at Grace, Randy is an active part of the DeRidder  community.  He became a real estate agent in 2004 and is employed with Exit Realty.  He was named Realtor of the Year in 2007, served as President for the Great Ft. Polk Area Realtors in 2010, and has also served on various committees and boards for Louisiana State Realtors.  Randy believes he is exactly where the Lord wants him to be. Praise and Worship has been and will always be a vital part of his life! 

 Earline Cline

Administrator
 

Earline Cline has served Grace in the position of Administrator since April, 2005.  Earline was born and raised in DeRidder and upon graduation from high school, she attended McNeese State University.   She has also completed training in “Church Administration and Taxes. She has been married to Randy Cline since 1984.  They have one daughter, Kaitlyn, and twin grandsons. Earline’s desire is to manage an efficient and Christ centered office to meet the needs of our church family and community.