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  • Neil Braganza
    Mr. Braganza holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Accounting from University of Bombay (India). He also graduated with a Bachelor of Bib...
  • Julius Thompson
    Born and raised in Baltimore, Julius has served in the Greater Grace music ministry for 12 years, beginning in 8th grade as a trumpe...
  • Pat Lynch
    Coach Lynch graduated from Stevens Christian School in 1983 and Stevens School of the Bible in 1987. He became the Athletic Director...
  • John Hadley
    Pastor John Hadley hails from Chelmsford, Massachusetts. He is the second of 11 surviving children born to Jack and Anna Hadley....
  • Chuck Heidenreich
    Pastor Chuck Heidenreich came to GGCA in 2010 after serving in Ghana, Africa as a missionary pastor and church planter with his wife...
  • Holly Savonen
    A teacher since 1991, Mrs. Savonen has been teaching 3rd grade at GGCA for nearly 15 years.  She is originally from Massachusett...
  • Angela Delaware
    Mrs. Delaware graduated from Maryland Bible College & Seminary and moved to Guatemala as a missionary.  When she returned to Mar...
  • Deighlene Colby
    A fixture at GGCA for the past 20 years, Mrs. Colby is a History teacher extraordinaire. She is Biblical Studies graduate of Ste...
  • Sonja Anderson
    Born in Haverhill, MA, and raised in Florida, Ms. Anderson attended the University of South Florida, where she earned a Bachelor...
  • Theresa Hoffses
    Mrs. Hoffses has been connected to GGCA for many years. First as a graduate, then as a teacher for more than 8 years. Her educat...
  • Karen Preston
    Ms. Preston is in her 16th year of teaching and has been GGCA's 1st grade teacher since 2011. Originally from Massachusetts, she...
  • Diane Turmel
    Diane has been on staff at GGCA for the last 13 years, but has worked in children's ministry for over forty years. Her many gift...
  • Sue Williams
    Mrs. Williams has been teaching 2nd grade at GGCA for 16 years, beginning shortly after she and her family moved from to Maryland in...
  • Kim Shibley
    Mr. Shibley is an alumnus of GGCA, Class of 2006, and is currently teaching English in the high school. Born in Springfield, MA,...
  • Michael Evans
    Mr. Evans has been a teacher at GGCA for 9 years and is currently teaching in the middle school. Born in Denver, Colorado, he ea...
  • Trish Watson
    Trish has been serving Greater Grace World Outreach in Baltimore for more than 10 years. After managing events at GGWO for 8 yea...
  • Amber Wade
    Ms. Wade is currently a 5th grade teacher at GGCA. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Coppin State Uni...
  • Destiny McBurney
    Destiny grew up in Baltimore and is a graduate of Greater Grace Christian Academy, Class of 2015.  She is currently a Teacher's...
  • Pastor John Love
    Pastor John Love graduated from Stevens School of the Bible in 1984 with a three-year diploma in Pastoral Studies and was then...
  • Barry Quirk
    Pastor Barry Quirk joined Greater Grace Christian Academy in July of 2014, fresh off the mission field of Budapest, Hungary where he...
  • Karelia Walsh
    Karelia graduated in 2016 with a bachelor's degree from Maryland Bible College and Seminary and is the daughter of P. Mike and Marju...
  • Andy Castro
    A first-generation American, Andy was born in Tampa, Florida and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He grew up in and around the Gre...
  • Jeff McKeon
    Pastor McKeon has taught Bible at GGCA since 2012, the year in which received his ordination. Born in Salem, MA, and raised in Lynn,...
  • Pete Westera
    Pastor Pete Westera was born in the Netherlands and introduced to Greater Grace through missionaries in 1977.He is the owner of ...
  • Justin Schaller
    Pastor Justin Schaller has been teaching Bible at GGCA since 2015. A graduate of GGCA himself, Class of 2000, he went on to Mar...
  • Thomas Schaller
    A pastor and missionary for more than 30 years, Pastor Schaller led the establishment of thriving churches and Bible schools in ...
  • Lena Andrews
    Mrs. Andrews was born in Greece and has served at GGCA for 10 years. She was a 5th grade teacher from 1997-2002, and has been th...
  • A. J. Mitchell
    Born in Philadelphia, PA, Mr. Mitchell attended Temple Univeristy on a scholarship to play baseball and finished with a degree i...
  • Barbara Cook
    Originally from upstate New York, Mrs. Cook moved to Baltimore in 1989 with her husband, Mike, to attend MBC&S. A year later...
  • Hailey Nye
    Hailey was born and raised in Baltimore. She is a graduate of GGCA class of 2017. She is currently pursuing a Bachelors in Marke...
  • Jon Saboe
    Jon spent the first 19 years of his life in the mountains of North Idaho near the Canadian border. During high school he toured ...
  • Annette Bednez
     Annette possesses a BA in music education and has over 30 years of experience teaching vocal, general, and instrumental mu...