Traditional Service Sunday 8:30AM • Sunday School 9:40AM • Contemporary Service 10:30AM
Our Leadership Team
Welcome to Grays Chapel United Methodist Church. We are a church family that believes in reaching out to people searching for relationships of love, peace, joy, and hope found in Jesus Christ. We believe in growing believers into faithful disciples of Jesus. And, we believe in changing our world with the power of Christ’s love by loving our neighbor as we love ourselves. We have various programs and services for all ages that help us live out our mission and be effectively ministering God’s Word to our community. In the relationships we build we seek to let everyone know how much God loves them and that God has a plan for our lives.
Grays Chapel Church was birthed in 1831 and was named after the organizer, Aventon Gray. The first pastor was Aventon’s brother, Rev. Alson Gray, who was a Methodist Circuit rider that pastored twelve to fifteen churches during this time. In 1832 the first house of worship was built as an old log house. In 1869 the log house was removed and a new building was erected. Since then the church has grown through three more building campaigns to accommodate the needs of the congregation. For many years camp meetings were held regularly that were well attended by the local community. Our true history has been and will forever be written in the hearts of people God has reached through God’s love being faithfully lived out in our congregation. Our future goals are to be open to the inspiration and direction of the Holy Spirit, so that God can have His way in our lives and transform our community.
We extend a warm welcome to everyone who is looking for a church home and Christian fellowship. We pray that you may encounter Jesus among us in a new and meaningful way as His Word and Spirit transforms us into faithful disciples.
Pastor Jacob came to Grays Chapel July 2017. He is married to Andrea Davis Kyker and they have a son named Jay. Jacob’s motto is “Put Jesus first and most in your life, then everyone and everything else will fall into place.” Jacob’s passion for ministry is stirred from his love for God and seeing people’s lives changed by the saving power of a real relationship with Jesus Christ. Prayer, humility, and reading God’s Word are daily habits of living a vital life with Jesus!
Vickie has been the office administrator at Grays Chapel since May of 2012. She is a member of the Grays Chapel Community and is married to Rod Corder. Together they have two beautiful daughters - Bayley and Lexie.