John Dix is the Lead Pastor of Grace Church and has been attending with his wife, Carolee, since he graduated from seminary in 1999. John received his Master of Theology Degree from Dallas Seminary in 1999 and his Doctor of Ministry Degree in 2008. He has a passion to preach God’s Word, serve His family, and love his wife and their children, Claire & son-in law, Joseph, Luke, Audrey and Nia.
Region of Care: West Covina, Azusa, and points west and south, Spanish-speakers
Bob and Charlene have attended Grace Church for 41 years. They have served in a variety of ministries such as children’s and student ministries, adult Bible classes and teaching, hospitality, and music. Bob has served several times in the ministry of leadership as a deacon and elder at Grace Church over the past 30 years. Bob retired from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department in 2012 after 38 years of service, and now works for the Evangelical Free Church of America as the director of church health for EFCA West, serving some 200 churches in seven western states.
Region of Care: La Verne and points east
Cliff and his wife, Diane, Have been a part of Grace Church for 17 years. Cliff is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in San Dimas and Diane is a Registered Nurse. Cliff is a small group leader, taught adult Sunday school and taught as an adjunct professor of psychology for 17 years before retiring from APU. Diane has served on a short-term medical mission trip to the Philippines and served in various roles in Walk through Bethlehem. Cliff and Diane have two children, Nicole and Laurie. As a family, they enjoy camping, sports activities and gardening.
Region of Care: North Glendora
Viken, Kelly, and their son Nathan, have been a part of Grace Church since 2004. They have been involved in many ministries here at Grace, some of which include Worship, junior High, Sports, small group and Mexico Outreach. They own/operate an insurance brokerage company in Monrovia. They enjoy many great outdoor activities and fellowship with friends. This church has been a great blessing to the three of them and has done great things in their lives. There is nothing more powerful than God’s transformative work in their lives.
Region of Care: South Glendora
Bill and Sarah, and sons Jacob and Samuel, have been attending Grace for the past seven years. Their family has volunteered in a number of ministries over the years, and currently serves primarily on the Grace worship team(s). Bill is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary and a licensed psychologist overseeing wellness services at Azusa Pacific University, and Sarah is an office assistant at Badillo Elementary School and Council President of the Charter Oak PTA.
Grace Church has been the home of worship, growth and learning for my wife Shehani, son Sheran and I over the last 12 years. We have been abundantly blessed by various ministries of Grace Church. Glorifying Him through praise and worship has been my humble and primary calling, which I engage with passion. I strive to be an example of the love that God bestows on us. Whether it is on the sports field refereeing soccer games or leading worship, my goal is to serve. I work as a Financial Analyst for Ernst and Young in Los Angeles.
Region of Care: Covina