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.
Corey HancockAssociate Pastor
Pastor Corey and his wife Jaycee have been serving at Grace since May of 2016. He is the Pastor of Student Ministries and has an incredible passion for young people. When he and Jaycee are not serving at church, they enjoy coaching various high school sports and adventuring with their sons, Trevin and Everett. Corey has a Master of Divinity degree from Baptist Bible Seminary as well as a Master of Arts from Clarks Summit University.
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.
Aimee DawsonGraphic Design/Communications
Aimee has served at Grace since 2017. She has a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from SUNY Empire State College. Aimee designs the graphics and media for Grace, and maintains web, app, and social communications. Aimee enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and painting.