Grace Bible Church Staff

Senior Pastor
Senior Pastor Daren Ritchey

After growing up at Grace Bible Church and spending a number of years ministering out of the area, Pastor Daren returned to GBC as Senior Pastor in 2005.

Pastor Daren and his wife Sally were married in 1971, and have two children, DJ and Marcy. They also have three grandchildren, Parker, Brady, and Maxton.

Daren received his degree from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA.  Pastor Daren has oversight of the ministry at Grace, including weekly worship services, missions, and general administration.  Pastor Daren also teaches the Family Fellowship Adult Class.   Contact Pastor Daren by email.

Pastor Daren's favorite...

  • Movie? The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • Vegetable? Chocolate
  • A silly quirk you have? Ask my wife
  • Sport/Team? Football - Penn State & Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Vacation place in the USA? North Carolina beaches
  • Restaurant? Outback
  • Color? Green
  • Recreation? Golf, bicycling, walking, reading & basketball
Associate Pastor
Associate Pastor Lou Hileman

Pastor Lou joined the staff at Grace in 1990 as Youth Pastor.  After ministering to the youth of Grace for a number of years, Lou moved into the role of Associate Pastor in 1996.

Pastor Lou and his wife Teri were married in 1984, and have three daughters, Brittany, Denyel, and Nicole.

Pastor Lou's areas of responsibility include all of our Children's Ministries, Adult Sunday School, and a variety of other areas.  Pastor Lou also teaches the College & Career Adult Class.  Contact Pastor Lou by email. 

Pastor Lou's favorite...
  • Movie? Elf
  • Vegetable? Red Potato
  • A silly quirk you have? Dream about motorcycles every night
  • Sport/Team? Football/Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Vacation place in the USA? Emerald Isle, NC
  • Restaurant? Red Lobster
  • Color? Burgundy
Adult Ministries Pastor
 Student Ministries Pastor Todd Wertman

Another homegrown member of the staff at Grace, Pastor Todd grew up at Grace Bible Church.   After studying at Appalachian Bible College and going on to seminary at Liberty University, Todd served in student ministries at several churches before returning to GBC to take on the role of Student Ministries Pastor in Spring of 2004.

Pastor Todd and his wife Jenni were married in 1993, and have two daughters, Abbey and Alyssa.

Pastor Todd's areas of responsibility include 224 Young Families Ministry, Adult Sunday School, and other administrative duties.    Contact Pastor Todd by email.

Pastor Todd's favorite...

  • Movie?  Elf
  • Vegetable? Corn on the cob, no ... baked corn
  • A silly quirk you have? Useless organization of things that don't matter, i.e. my sock drawer
  • Sport/Team? Pittsburgh Steelers!!
  • Vacation place in the USA? The beach
  • Restaurant?  Red Lobster
  • Color? Orange and brown
  • Recreation?  weight lifting and riding motorcycles
Worship Leader
 Worship Leader Michael Stuart

Michael and his wife Lisa have a daughter Meagan, and a son Josh.

Michael's areas of responsibility include all of the Worship ministries including the worship services, Praise Team, special music, and choir.  He oversees the Worship Arts ministries as well including sound, video, and lighting.   In additional, Michael takes care of all the IT functions at Grace.

Contact Michael by email.


Michael's favorite...

  • Movie? 3 Amigos
  • Vegetable? Fried Okra
  • A silly quirk you have? I eat one thing at a time (I can’t start the next food item before I’ve finished the first.)
  • Sport/Team? Dallas Cowboys (I can hear the moans now…)
  • Vacation place in the USA?  Hawaii
  • Restaurant?  Jim N’ Nicks Barbeque (An Southern thing)
  • Color? Blue
  • Recreation?  Racquetball, reading, computers, photography.