Senior Pastor

Dr Bob Farmer


Dr. Bob Farmer has been in the ministry for over thirty years. He has served churches in New Mexico, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, and now Oregon. Bob is married to Jenny, and they have five children and two grandchildren. Bob is a graduate of Pacific Christian College, Christian Bible College and Seminary, Andersonville Theological Seminary, and he has earned certificates from The Olford Institute of Biblical Preaching. He also did some post-doctoral studies at Trinity Southwest University. He founded a radio broadcast called "Light for Living" and was a co-founder and professor at Minot Bible Institute in Minot, ND. His passion is the expository preaching of God's Word. 

Associate Pastor

Larry Brons


Pastor Larry came to know the Lord when he was thirty years old. He entered the ministry at forty-two.  He pastored at a small church in northern California for nineteen years.  Larry then decided to retire and moved to Grants Pass. However, God had other plans and led him to start a church in Shady Cove. After four years there he then started attending Solid Rock Baptist Church and was asked to serve as their administrative pastor. After a year or so the senior pastor moved and Larry was called to serve as interim for the next eighteen months. He continued to serve in several ministries there but was later called to serve as interim pastor at Glendale Baptist Church.  Larry and Carolyn - his wife of sixty years -  started attending here at Grace and was soon asked to serve in several ministries. He now serves as associate pastor (administration). He sometimes says "I'm kinda, sorta retired."  Larry & Carolyn have four children, eleven grandchildren, and a growing number of great-grandkids.

Pastor to Seniors

Jim McKinney


Pastor Jim's ministry is to establish and maintain a Senior Ministry Program and to bring it into harmony with the total church life. He is involved with the individuals in the program to the point of identifying specific needs and providing support. Jim also concentrates on outreach, evangelism, and ministry for the purpose of discipling people age 55 and up. He visits senior adults who may be hospitalized and those living in Assisted Living/Skilled Nursing facilities.