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. 

  • 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 10 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 40 years and they have one son, Trevor. One of her joys as a parent is listening to her son play the piano.

  • 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.

  • Holly Taylor - Missions Coordinator

    Holly is our Missions Coordinator.  She runs our Food Ministry as well as coordinating our annual Mission Convention and fostering relationships with the missionaries our church supports.  In addition, she helps with all things technology related at Grace Fellowship.


    She is married to Craig Taylor and has 3 beautiful daughters, McKenzie (18), Lexi (12) and Bella (8).  She loves people and especially has a heart for children.

  • Irene Skaggs - Secretary

      Her job is assisting the Pastor and the administrator.  She maintains the prayer list, bulletins, and upcoming events.   She loves helping in all capacities.  She worked in the medical field for 30+years as a secretary in many different positions and in medicare billing.


    She is married to Robert Skaggs and has 1 daughter, Amanda and 3 grandchildren.  

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