Pastor-Teacher / Elder

Ulises' parents are from Guadalajara, Jalisco.  He is a first generation Mexican-American and was born and raised in the South Bay.  Ulises and his high school sweetheart, Mona, have been married for 25 years and have four children:  Ulises Jr. (veteran of the Marine Corps.), Ethan, Mercy and Naomi.  

He has served in High School, Men's and Missions Ministries for over 20 years.  Ulises began a small Discipleship Ministry which began as a Home Bible Study and grew into the GCC South Bay church plant ministry under the guidance of Grace Advance, a ministry of Grace Community Church of the Valley, for the past five years.

He is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity Degree at The Master's Seminary.  He is passionate about expository preaching and the teaching of God's word for the growth of Christ's Church and the furtherance of the Gospel.


Developing Elder

Luis was born in Mexico City.  His parents immigrated to the United States in 1980 when he was 3 years old.  He was raised and continues to reside in the South Bay.  Luis has been married to his high school love, Zulema, for 21 years and have been blessed with three children: Maximus, Belizia and Evangeline.  

In the late 1990's, the Lord saved Luis.  Since then, he has had a passion for God, His Word, and His People.  Luis has been involved in ministry for over 20 years, serving in Jr. High, High School and Young Adult's Ministries, as well as Evangelism and Missions Ministries.

Luis has served as a leader with GCC South Bay church plant for the past 3 years and is presently pursuing a Master of Divinity Degree at The Master's Seminary.  In 2 Timothy 2:15, Paul expresses Luis's desire in being diligent in presenting himself approved to God as a worker who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.



Carl ministered at Grace Church from 1990–1993, was ordained, and pastored two churches in the Los Angeles area from 1994–2014 before returning to Grace Church.

He has a passion for foreign missions and travels internationally each year supporting leaders and volunteers in various countries.  Carl serves on several missions boards, holds a certification with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC), and serves as a board member of the Biblical Counseling and Discipleship Association of Southern California (BCDA SoCal).  He also leads the Grace Advance ministry of Grace Church that provides pastoral leadership for developing churches.

Carl has earned degrees from The University of Cincinnati and The Master's Seminary (M.Div., Th.M., D.Min.), and he serves as the dean of students, associate professor of pastoral ministries, and director of placement at The Master's Seminary.  Currently, Carl co-pastors the Anchored fellowship group.  He and his wife, Joanna, have five children.



George has been at Grace Church since 1977, and has served as an elder since 1996.  George and his wife, Ann, have served in both student and adult ministries at the church for a number of years.

A graduate of Occidental College and the UCLA School of Law, he has served as a prosecuting attorney and administrative law judge for the state.  George has also served as an adjunct faculty member at The Master’s University since 1991.

George and Ann met at Grace Church and were married here after serving in the young singles ministry.  They have two married sons, and two beautiful grandchildren.