Jason Davis, Pastor
Rev. Jason Davis was born and raised in Vidalia, attended Vidalia High School (class of 2000), graduated 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, 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 a trustee at the Paul Anderson Youth Home, as Chairman of the board of trustees at the Ohoopee Regional Library, as President Elect of the Vidalia Kiwanis Club, as a mentor for Leadership Toombs/Montgomery, on the Advisory Council of Brewton Parker College, and on the Reformed Unversity Ministries Committee of the 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, travel, exploring South Georgia, and most especially hanging out with his family.
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 two boys, Clay and Rowen. In his spare time, Branden enjoys spending time with family, farming, hunting and fishing, and cycling.
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, Carl Sharpe (Emeritus), 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, Monty Davis, and Johan Reister.