Donald Shirk has served as Senior Pastor of Grace since 1987. He has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Baptist Bible Seminary, and is a certified counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). He has served as an Advisory Board Member to The Association of Baptists for World Evangelization (ABWE) and on the National Council of 18 for the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches (GARBC). He is the City of Batavia Police Chaplain. Pastor Shirk loves gardening and yard work.
Jeff BartzAssociate Pastor
Pastor Jeff has been on staff since 2007. He is the director of our counseling ministry and training center and is responsible for the educational ministries of the church. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in biblical counseling from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is a certified counselor and Fellow with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC), and a Chaplain in the Air National Guard. He loves the outdoors, especially adventuring with his boys and hunting.
Zack DawsonAssociate Pastor
Pastor Zack began serving at Grace in September of 2021. He leads our Young Adult & Community Outreach Ministries, and oversees our Children’s Ministries. Pastor Zack holds a Bachelors of Science in Bible from Clarks Summit University, and is pursuing his Masters in Ministry from Baptist Bible Seminary. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Jess, and their four daughters. He likes to bike solo and go on family rides with his wife and girls.
Cindy HealeMinistry Assistant
Cindy has served as Ministry Assistant at Grace since 2007. She has an Associates in Secretarial Science from Genesee Community College. Cindy enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with family.
Greg ReedDirector of Communications
Greg recently joined our staff team in 2020. He has a Bachelors of Science in Bible with an emphasis in Health & Physical Education from Clarks Summit University. Greg designs the graphics and media for Grace, and maintains web, app, and social communications. Greg enjoys spending time with his family, outdoor recreation, and leading at the GLOW YMCA.