Meet Our Leadership
Grace Fellowship models its church leadership structure from the example we see in Scripture. There, we discover that Paul addresses the elders and deacons of particular churches (e.g. Philippians 1:1) and also commands Timothy, Titus, and others to appoint elders in various churches (I Timothy 3, Titus 1). These men are entrusted with overseeing the spiritual care and protection of the church.
Doug grew up in Houston and came to know Christ while attending the University of Houston. After graduating, he worked as a Petroleum engineer. He left his job to attend seminary in pursuit of becoming a youth pastor. There he met Cindy Robinson who would become his wife.
After graduating, Doug served as a Youth pastor at a PCA church near Chicago while they pursued a call to overseas missions. They went on several short term trips to Central Europe and spent a year teaching at a Bible College in Romania. After the birth of their son, Kurt, they pursued a call with Mission to the World in South Africa. They spent two terms there training pastors for the indigenous African churches from 1998-2007.
Before coming to Grace Fellowship, Doug and Cindy were a part of the discipleship ministry of House to House Christian Community Development in Montgomery, Al.
Their son, Kurt is now deceased.
Chris Carmac grew up in Coleridge, NC, a rural community 10 miles south of Asheboro. He attended Faith Christian School in Ramseur, NC and graduated in 1988. He attended Pensacola Christian College and graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science in 1992. He currently lives in Asheboro with his wife Janice and two daughters, Brooke and Noel. He works at Freedomsoft, headquartered in Asheboro, as Director of Software Development. Chris and his family have attended Grace Fellowship since October, 2002. He has been a ruling elder since 2005.
Mark Hensley was born and raised in Marion, NC. He is a graduate of NC State University and the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. After a 38-year career in Banking, Mark started his second career as the Executive Director of the Randolph Senior Adults Association where he continues today. Mark and his wife Beth, live in Asheboro and they have one daughter Gracie, who is a nursing student at UNCG. Mark and his family have been members of Grace Fellowship since 2002 and he has served as an Elder since 2004.
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Due to a rebellious spirit and being a general trouble maker, I was expelled from a boarding school and returned to public school for my senior year of high school. It was about half-way thru that year when I finally knew that my life was going nowhere fast. I had attended church all my life, and I knew about Jesus, but I had not been willing to turn my life over to Him. Seeing my life for what it truly was (a real-life tragedy), I finally said, ‘God, if you will forgive me for my sinful life, I will give myself to you. Change me and use me in whatever way you can.’ It was the best decision I have ever made.”
Jim has spent his adult life as both a salesman and an entrepreneur. Although now retired, he keeps a part-time interest and attachment to a couple different businesses in the Triad. He has enjoyed over fifty years of marriage to his High School Sweetheart, Madge. They have raised six children and are have 20 grandchildren. Jim is stepping down from active participation in the governing of the church, though never from ministry. He and Madge will be spending more time in Arizona with children and grandchildren there.
“God is Good!”