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Interim Pastor: John Elder


John Elder began serving as Interim Pastor in November, 2020.  He was called into ministry as a High School Junior.  He attended Southwest Baptist University and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary earning a Master of Divinity Degree. 

After 52 years of ministry in South Carolina, North Carolina, Missouri and Arizona, John retired from Love Baptist Church in Phoenix, Arizona at the end of 2019.  John and wife Cheryl were members of GCBC for 3 years before pastoring at LBC.  They have 2 daughters, 1 son, and 4 grandchildren.


Email pastor@grandbaptist.com

Phone: 623-975-6262

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Associate Pastor: Dr. Gary Harr


Gary N. Harr began serving GCBC as Associate Pastor on June 1, 2018.  Gary graduated from Grand Canyon College in 1974.  He then attended Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and graduated with a Master of Divinity degree in 1977 and a Doctor of Ministry degree in 1985.  Gary has been in the ministry over 40 years and pastored First Baptist Church of Adams, Oklahoma for more than 3 years, First Baptist Church of Parker, Arizona for more than 15 years, First Baptist Church of Carlsbad, California for 6 years and College Park Baptist Church of Las Vegas, Nevada for 16 years.  Gary and his wife Chris, have two children and 5 grandchildren.


Email assocpastor@grandbaptist.com

Phone: 623-975-6262

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Russ Jakes

Minister of Music

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Kelli Ruiz

Office Mgr./Finance

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Joan Miner

Church Secretary


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Grand Community Baptist Church

18350 N. Goldwater Ridge Dr. Surprise, AZ  85374

(623) 975-6262