Clergy, Staff + Officers
Rev. Jackie Gaston – Senior Pastor
Jackie Gaston is the senior pastor of Grace Fellowship Presbyterian Church. He is a native of Union Springs, AL and became a believer early in life through the ministry of First Baptist Church in Union Springs. He graduated from Huntingdon College with a B.A. in Biology in 1990 and from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a M.S. in Physical Therapy in 1992. While still practicing physical therapy, he began to sense a call to the ministry in 2002. He graduated from Birmingham Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree in 2007. In December 2006, Grace Fellowship Presbyterian Church called him to their pastorate. Jackie has been married to Mary Shea Gaston since 1992 and together they have 3 beautiful daughters – Morgan, Virginia and Abigail. Jackie’s hobbies include boating and playing at the lake with his family, watching his daughters’ athletic events and watching movies.
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Rev. Caleb Ehmke – Assistant Pastor
Caleb is originally from northeast Indiana, where he grew up loving sports. He went on to play baseball at Arizona Western College and then at the University of Southern Indiana. While at Southern Indiana he came to know Christ personally as Lord and Savior through the ministry of Campus Outreach in 2008. Since then it has been a passion of his to help others know and love Christ! He graduated from Southern Indiana with a B.S. in Marketing in 2010. He then moved to Indianapolis where he married his beautiful wife, Emily. Caleb worked in the business world in Indianapolis, IN and Houston, TX before following the call to ministry. He graduated with a Masters of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis in 2017. Caleb and Emily have 3 children: Ryne (born in Indianapolis in 2012), Evan (born in Houston in 2014) and Cora (born in St. Louis in 2016). Caleb and Emily both enjoy meeting new people, outdoor activities, playing sports, watching sports, attending concerts, spending time with friends—and of course kid-friendly activities!
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Mary Alred – Director of Children’s Ministry
Mary is the Director of Children’s Ministry. She was born in Greenville, South Carolina to parents who taught her about God from the very beginning. Mary attended Pensacola Christian College in Florida where she earned a B.S. in Early Childhood Education. She taught for six years: one year in preschool and kindergarten and four years in first grade. Mary volunteered at Grace Fellowship prior to joining our staff in 2015. She and her husband, Wes, were married in 2010. They have two boys, Michael and Matthew and another son due in December 2016. Mary’s hobbies are chasing after her little ones and she also enjoys running.
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Angela – Office Manager
Angela is the Office Manager at Grace Fellowship. A “local gal”, Angela has been married to her husband, Jonathan, since 1997 and together they have 2 daughters. Angela and Jonathan lived in Nashville for 7 years, but moved back to the local area before their second child was born to be closer to family. She joined the staff in 2013.
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Elders – Mike Alred, Wes Alred, John Anderson, Jackie Gaston, Terry Nelson and Ed O’Neal
Deacons – Jim Ferch, Doug Kubik, Marty Likos, Matt Roeder and Jason Satterfield