GRACE CHURCH

Steve & Becky Riggle - Founding Senior Pastors

Steve is the founding pastor of Grace church, the president of Grace International, and executive member of the Houston Area Pastors Council.  Steve holds a Masters Degree from Oral Roberts University and a Doctorate from The Kings University. Becky has led women’s ministry in the local church, taught bible studies, and speaks at conferences and women’s events across the United States and internationally.  Her desire is to encourage women of all ages to grow in God’s word and to live out their God given purpose.  Steve and Becky take every opportunity to be with their family and friends.

A motion picture is in production that chronicles the unmistakable hand of God moving in Steve and Becky’s life during a mission trip in the Philippines where they were taken hostage in an attempted prison break and were the only survivors.  Click here to view “Between the Gates” movie trailer.


Garrett & Andrea Booth - Houston Campus Senior Pastors

Garrett preaches, teaches and leads with a passion to see God’s people empowered to live a Spirit-formed life. He is the pastor of Grace Houston and has served in full time ministry for more than 20 years. Garrett is a graduate of Southwestern Assemblies of God University and holds a Master’s degree in Practical Theology from The King's University, founded by Jack Hayford. He serves on the board of directors of Grace International, a worldwide fellowship of churches and ministries. Garrett and Andrea married in 1997 and have two fun-loving kids, Lauren and Austin.


Brian & Melissa Bauer - San Marcos, TX - Campus Pastors

Brian and Melissa Bauer have served in pastoral ministry since 2002. They graduated from The King’s University with a Bachelors in Theological Studies in 2002 and from Regent University in 2007 with Masters degrees.

Brian has served as a youth pastor for The Church On The Way and as a worship pastor and Executive Director of Ministries for The Church On The Way Santa Clarita. He also was a campus director for The King’s University and currently serves there as an adjunct professor.

Melissa has served in women’s ministry at The Church On The Way and the International Church Of The Foursquare Gospel. She has also worked as an Academic Director for Ignite Academy. Melissa is currently an adjunct professor for The King’s University.

Brian and Melissa have been married since 2002 and they have four children, Hannah, David, Ava, and Nathan. They love hiking, boating, beach days as a family, and cherish the precious few hours of sleep they get!


Matthew & Sabrina Schlesinger - San Diego, CA - North County Campus Pastors

Matthew and Sabrina were married in 2000 and served as pastors alongside Matthew’s parents for ten years in Oregon. The dream God placed in their hearts years earlier unfolded and in December of 2012 when they joined the Grace team as Campus Pastors in their favorite city, San Diego. Matthew and Sabrina are fun and authentic; they love God’s Word, place priority on His Presence, and believe that the local church is the hope of the world. They are the proud parents of three beautiful daughters.


David & Dianna Scarpeta - Spanish Campus Pastors, Houston, TX

David has served in full time ministry for more than a decade as Associate Pastor of one of the largest churches in Latin America. He is also an established singer/song writer/recording artist. David leads a youth movement in Houston, Youth Fire, which brings together hundreds of young people throughout the city. David is a professional musician and studied theology at the Assemblies of God seminary in Colombia. David and Diana have three children, Daniella, Nathaniel and Jonathan.


Anggelo & Kathy Ramirez - Spanish Campus Pastors, San Diego, CA - North County

Anggelo and Kathy were born in Colombia and worked with Pastors Eduardo and Fulvia Canas, their parents and mentors, for over 12 years before moving to the U.S. In May of 2009, the Lord called them to the Spanish ministry at Grace Houston where they launched several ministries and a Bible school. They became the pastors of the Spanish ministry at Grace North County in October 2009. Anggelo and Kathy reside in beautiful San Diego County with their daughters Maria Paula and Ana Sofia. Their dream is to see all of the Spanish community in California transformed by the power of God.