Jason Davis, Pastor
Branden Williams, Associate Pastor
Branden Williams was born and raised near Vidalia, and was a graduate of Montgomery County High School (class of 2010). He graduated from Georgia Southern University and worked on his family's Vidalia Onion farm for a number of years. He graduated with his Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina in May of 2020, and during his time at RTS, was a pastoral intern at Redeeming Grace PCA, in Lake Wylie, South Carolina. Branden and his wife, Casey, were charter members of the Grace Community mission church plant before they moved to seminary after sensing that the Lord was calling Branden into pastoral ministry. The Lord so blessed Grace Community that they were able to call Branden back to be their Associate Pastor after his graduation and ordination. Branden and Casey have three boys, Clay, Rowen, and Sutton. In his spare time, Branden enjoys spending time with family, farming, hunting and fishing, and running. Check out his blog here.
Matthew Kersey, Minister of Music & Worship
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 recently taught at West Laurens Middle and High Schools, where he was director of their choirs. He is now currently working to establish a choral program at the Toombs County upper schools. 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, Trent Akins, Pastor Williams, 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 Deacons are Lee Arnold, Geoff Conner, and Monty Davis.