Rev. Jason Davis was born and raised in Vidalia, attended Vidalia High School (class of 2000), graduated with an engineering degree from Mercer University in 2004 and worked at Plant Hatch for three years before enrolling at Reformed Theological Seminary where he graduated in 2010. During and after seminary, Jason served in various roles of increasing responsibility at Smyrna Presbyterian Church in Cobb County, where he served as the Assistant Pastor, the Associate Pastor, and finally the Interim Pastor, along with serving on three Presbytery committees. He is currently enrolled again at Reformed Theological Seminary Charlotte, where he is working on his Doctor of Ministry, doing his dissertation on rural church planting. In 2015, the Savannah River Presbytery called Jason to organize and plant Grace Community in Vidalia. The mission church was particularized in November of 2017, and since Jason has continued to shepherd the church as its pastor. Outside of Grace Community, Jason serves as president of the Toombs Area Ministerial Association (TAMA), as a trustee at the Paul Anderson Youth Home, as a trustee at the Ohoopee Regional Library, as a member of the Vidalia Kiwanis Club, and on the Reformed Unversity Ministries Committee of Savannah River Presbytery. Jason and his wife, Rachel, have two lovely daughters, Bonnie and Gracie. In his spare time, Jason enjoys hunting and fishing, playing tennis, collecting coins, old cars, and most especially hanging out with his family.
Matthew holds a BM Ed and MM in choral conducting from Georgia Southern University. While attending, he studied conducting under Rod Caldwell and Shannon Jeffreys. In addition, he also studied choral conducting with Stanley Roberts while conducting the Mercer University Preparatory Choir. His school choirs have received multiple superior rankings in educational and competitive festivals and have been invited to perform as flagship elementary choirs for GMEA state conventions. He most recently served as Minister of Music at Sylvania First United Methodist Church, where he ministered for twelve years. Matthew was the choral director, piano lab and guitar instructor for Screven County Middle School. He currently is bound for West Laurens Middle/High schools to serve as their new director of choirs. Matthew is excited to share in the opportunity to be a part of the Grace Community Church leadership and family, as he seeks to help lead God's people in praise and worship of our Savior. He is the proud husband of Anna Katherine and father to two beautiful daughters, Liliana and Isla Kate.
Grace Community Presbyterian Church is governed by a Session, meaning a body of elders nominated, trained, and elected by our church to lead and shepherd this local flock of believers. Our Session includes A.L. Wilkes, Brent Sammons, Doug Baird, Mike Hagan, Carl Sharpe (Emeritus), and Pastor Davis. We praise God for raising up men who are biblically qualified and spiritually gifted to serve, and who long to shepherd the souls of our people! In August of 2018 we also raised up a Diaconate to lead us in tangibly expressing the love of Christ to those in our congregation and in our community. Our newly ordained and installed Deacons are Lee Arnold, Geoff Conner, Monty Davis, and Johan Reister.