Staff

  • E. Keith and Debby Stephens—Lead Pastor

    Pastor Stephens is a very energetic, charismatic and caring Pastor. He and Debby have been in full time ministry their entire adult lives. They are the proud parents of 3 sons and 6 grandchildren. Pastor Stephens came back to Canton, his hometown, in 2006 and began a church plant, which became Grace Fellowship. His mission statement for Grace Fellowship is: “Connect with God, Connect with People, and Connect in Ministry”. Pastor Stephens’ hobbies include hunting and fishing. He is also an avid sports aficionado. He loves to be active and “about the Father’s business” in everything he does. 

  • Pastor Tony and Kelly Bartkoski

    Pastor Tony Bartkoski is the Associate Pastor at Grace Fellowship. Tony was born in Madisonville, KY but he was raised all around the United States. He holds a Bachelor’s in business and his ministerial credentialing from the RAMP in Hamilton, AL. He met his wife, Kelly, in 2013 at a conference for youth pastors in which she was leading small groups. After a short time of dating and a very long engagement they married in June of 2015. They both love spending time together whether it is a nice walk or watching a movie. While Tony enjoys exercise, football, biking, and hunting. His wife, Kelly, enjoys a good cup of coffee, fellowship with her girlfriends, and shooting her bow. They also have a new addition to the family, a son named Barrette, whom they call “Bear”. Driven by a love for people, their passions include seeing people come to know Jesus and discipling individuals to reach their full potential in Christ. 

  • Kathy Rohrer - Youth Ministry Leader

    Kathy has been involved in Youth and Children's Ministry for 30 years. She has a real passion for young people and believes that God has called all Christians to teach the youth God's Word. She has been involved in many ministries including writing songs, curriculum, Christian musicals, doing children's crusades, teaching, leading worship, and running a Christian "Survivor" program for teens. She has 3 grown children that were always involved in ministry with her. Now she chooses to train the teens in her Youth group to also help in the aspects involved with ministry. Kathy feels blessed and honored to work with the teens at Grace Fellowship.

  • Debby Heaton—Administrator

    Debby has a positive can-do attitude, an out-going personality, a great sense of humor and enjoys working with people. If you need an event organized, see Debby. She has been with Grace Fellowship for 7 years. In November, 2012, she began working part time as the church administrator. She retired from The Timken Company with a background in Human Resources, which has been an asset in her role at Grace Fellowship. Debby enjoys traveling and has not only been to China, but has been on 2 mission trips to Belize in Central America. She also enjoys gardening and shopping. She will tell you that there is a peace that comes with gardening that only those who do gardening understand. Debby has been married to Bob for 37 years and they have one son, Trevor. One of her joys as a parent is listening to her son play the piano.

  • Holly Taylor—Children's Ministry

    Holly has been attending Grace Fellowship for 6 years and has served as secretary for the last 4 years. She is an amazingly organized person who helps keep our church running smoothly. She is very friendly and out-going and makes a great spokesperson for Grace Fellowship. Holly has been happily married for 16 years and has 3 beautiful daughters. She and her family have been actively involved in the church since they first began attending in 2008. She loves cooking and frequently helps out in our kitchen. Her joy in dealing with children is obvious when she is seen working in our Children’s Ministries.

  • Bobette Lewis—Treasurer

    Bobette has been our loyal treasurer since Grace Fellowship came into being. She is a gracious and humble lady who has an amazing ability to handle numbers and budgets. She often teases those around her, giving them a hard time, but we all know her bark is worse than her bite. Grace Fellowship knows we can count on Bobette to handle all our accounts in a responsible, organized fashion. Bobette has been happily married to Joe for 43 years now and he is frequently at her side as she diligently works on our bookkeeping.