Brian and Pam Sharp are our founding pastors who have served since the birth of GCF in June of 1993. They are both graduates of Oral Roberts University, Tulsa Oklahoma and have been married for 32 years. They have three daughters: Naomi, who is our children’s pastor; Breanne, who lives in Tulsa, OK; and Stephanie, Naomi’s twin sister who graduated to heaven March 4, 2009. Brian and Pam are currently both ordained ministers of World Ministry Fellowship, Dallas, Texas.
Brian received his B.S. degree in Telecommunications from ORU. After a 2-year stint as a radio station manager he felt called to enter the pastoral ministry. He received an M.Div. degree from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. He has been an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church and now has his ordination with World Ministry Fellowship. He has served as Youth Pastor at churches in Missouri and Texas and Senior Pastor of Morris Memorial United Methodist Church, Chico, Texas. In 1993 they moved to Poplar Bluff, Missouri to become founding pastors of Grace Christian Fellowship. Brian and Pam have traveled extensively and taken groups to several countries serving in missions through singing, preaching, teaching and serving.
Pam received her B.A. degree in Christian Education with a minor in music from Oral Roberts University. She served alongside Brian as youth pastor in Poplar Bluff and Dallas, before becoming the youth pastor at Morris Memorial United Methodist Church, Chico, Texas. She is currently Pastor of Worship and Women at Grace Christian Fellowship. Pam is a fully ordained minister with World Ministry Fellowship and is coordinator of “First Praise” at the WMF yearly Convocation, has ministered at the WMF ladies luncheon, an international women’s conference in Zimbabwe, Africa, as well as various women’s retreats and other occasions. She and Brian have traveled on mission trips to five nations and two continents, some more than once. They have also been to Egypt and Israel on two life-changing trips.
Office Manager – Annie Williams
Annie Williams joins our staff and proves to be a key element in helping GCF function in a smooth and efficient manner. She brings a sensitivity to people that is fresh and real along with an awesome competency in the business side of the ministry.
Laurie Barriner Sowells is our amazing nursery coordinator. She loves infants and toddlers and they love her. She pays special, loving attention to these “littlest disciples.” You can rest assured your babies are safe and secure!
Our youth ministry consists of students from grades 7-12. They meet each Wednesday night 6:00-7:30 and Sunday night 5:30- 7:00. Our youth ministry is led by a team consisting of Randy & Naomi Deaton and J.D. and Ponda Ward.
Our Children’s ministry is taking a team approach thus giving the kiddos a well balanced and varied program. We are very excited about the leadership with our children. Our Staff: