Grace Fellowship Leadership
Grace Fellowship is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.
Pastor E. Keith and Debby Stephens
Pastor Stephens is a very engergetic, 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: Konan, Josh and Shane.
Pastor Stephens came back to Canton, Ohio, his home town, 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, fishing and softball. He is also an avid sports fan. He loves to be active and "about the Father's business" in everything he does.
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 nearly since its inception. In 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 her husband, Bob, for over 40 years and they have one son, Trevor.
Holly has been with Grace Fellowship since 2009. She runs our Missions Department organizing a Mission Convention annually and fostering relationships with our missionaries. She is also our food pantry director, distributing groceries to well over 200 families per month. In addition, she handles any technology issues that come up in the church.
Holly has been married to her husband, Craig, since 1998. They have 3 beautiful daughters: McKenzie, Lexi and Bella. They love spending time together as a family. She enjoys traveling with her family. Her hobbies include cooking, sewing, crafts and reading. She is definitely a "people person" and enjoys helping and caring for others.
Student Ministries/Children's Director
Elyse graduated from Malone in 2018 with a degree in Youth MInistry. She was formerly one of the the youth in our group and then came to work at Grace Fellowship in 2019 running our Youth Group and Children's Church. She is currently continuing her education by working toward getting her Assemblies of God credentials.
Elyse lives with her parents and has 2 brothers, Brycen and Sawyer. She also works full time at Marc's as a customer service supervisor. She enjoys hanging out with friends and family and the girls in our Youth Group. She has 4 cats at home and really enjoys her time with them as well.
Irene's 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 is the proud grandmother to 3 grandchildren.
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.