Mike Bynum-Lead Pastor/Elder
Mike along with his wife, Cindy and two girls, Tricia and Shelly came to Grace Fellowship in July of 2007 after serving God in Ohio for over twenty years. While in Ohio Mike earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Cedarville College and his Master of Arts in Religion Degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School based in Deerfield, Illinois. He is driven to see people come to experience a genuine life with Christ and develop into intentional followers of Jesus.
Favorite Food: Mexican & Chocolate!
Favorite Bible Verse: Gal. 2:20
Favorite Tunes: Hillsong, Third Day, Coffee House on XM radio
Favorite Team(s): Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians, Tampa Bay Rays, Miami Dolphins
Hobbies: Time spent with family, good suspense movies, riding my motorcycle, golfing
Kristi Kent- Children's Director
Kristi Kent has been a member of Grace Fellowship since June of 1999. She and her husband Tony have four adult daughters, Tiffany, Judie, Nicole and Brittany. She has a Certificate in Children’s Ministries from Valley Forge Christian College. If you haven’t met her yet..you probably have heard her She lives, loves and breaths Children’s Ministry.
Favorite Food: Edy’s Chocolate Chip Mint Ice Cream...it calms me
Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 3: 5
Favorite Tunes: Hillsong Kids, Love, Love, Love podcasts: Matt Chandler, Perry Noble, Andy Stanley, Craig Groeschel
Favorite Team(s): Children’s Ministry Team
Hobbies: I like to ride my bike, read, lay out in the sun and take cruises!
Mike Lovan- Pastor of Discipleship & Admin/Elder
Favorite Food: Anything not spicy hot
Favorite Bible Verse: Eccl. 4: 9-12
Favorite Tunes: Anything besides Opera & Country
Favorite Team(s): Any Florida team beating any northern team
Hobbies: When I was younger I loved sailing, reading, sharing meals with others, SCUBA, surfing, fishing, camping, exploring woods and historical sites.
JOEL HOPKINS, Youth Pastor
Joel was born in Columbus, Ohio where he became a Buckeye fan from the moment he entered this world. His family then moved to Michigan and during Joel's adolescent years God opened his eyes and gave him a fervent desire to learn more about God's word. God then called Joel to full-time ministry which then led him to receive his Bachelors of Arts at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL. During his years there he met his better half Ellen who was an international student from Germany studying there as well. After getting married in 2006 Joel and Ellen finished their Master of Arts degrees at Wheaton Graduate School while they both served in youth ministry. Both Joel and Ellen along with their two girls (Eliana, Johanna) have a passion for disciple-making and seeing young people become equipped to build up God's church. Joel loves hanging out with young people, playing strategy computer/board games, and riding his motorcycle. Working with young people over the past 10 years keeps him young and he enjoys playing and watching most sports (especially football, basketball, and volleyball).
Director of Music, Mr. Paul
He was born and raised right here in Brevard County. Paul has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Central Florida and his Master’s degree in Worship Leadership from Liberty University. Paul worked as band and orchestra director at Rockledge High School from August 2007 to January 2012. God has blessed him with his passion, which is music and teaching, and has allowed him to use it to build His Kingdom. He says the greatest part about leading worship is that he gets to worship God the Father and most of all, be a good servant to the church and the members on the team. Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 11:36 – “For from him and through him and for him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen.