Dr. Rod MacIlvaine
Rod and Cindy moved to Bartlesville in 1995 with their four children to help plant Grace Community Church. He received his B.B.A. from Southern Methodist University and his Th.M. and D.Min. from Dallas Theological Seminary. Before being involved in local church ministry, Rod served on the staff of Search Ministries, a parachurch organization dedicated to helping those who are far from Christ consider the claims of Christ in creative and non-threatening ways. During his tenure with Search, he was instrumental in co-authoring publications on discipleship and apologetics.
Dale joined the staff at Grace in October, 2014 in the position of Church Administrator before being named Associate Pastor in 2016. His background includes many years of corporate and retail management, including ten years with Hobby Lobby corporate office. Dale and his wife Cindy have three grown sons and six grandchildren, all living in Oklahoma. Dale’s hobbies include golf, fishing, photography, and attending as many of his grandchildren's’ events as possible.
Dale is currently completing a degree in Christian Studies through Grand Canyon University, and plans to pursue his Masters of Divinity soon after completion.
Pastor of Discipleship and Small Groups
Mike grew up in Edmond and Houston, then graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from OU. Mike's conversion from agnostic to Christ-follower while at OU changed the course of his life and career. Soon after graduation, he enrolled at Dallas Theological Seminary where he earned an M.A. in Biblical Counseling. He directed a Christian Counseling practice in Delaware and Pennsylvania before accepting God’s call to join the staff at Grace in October, 2015. He is passionate about authentic community and its power to transform people’s lives. Mike is married to Hazel and has 3 daughters: Eliana, Sophia and Stella.
Jake grew up near Bartlesville, OK and attended Oklahoma Wesleyan University, where he completed his BA in Communications and an MBA in Finance. Jake started his musical journey as a kid when he became involved in playing drums and guitar in the youth worship band. Jake's hobbies include: chess, scuba diving, playing rhythm and blues, and epic journeys with his girlfriend, Danielle, to find all of the vintage/antique shops in midwest Oklahoma.
Director of Care & Recovery
After growing up in Florida and Indiana, Cindy attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX where she met her husband Rod. They were married in 1979 and both attended Dallas Theological Seminary. After raising their four children, Cindy came on staff at Grace Community Church in 1999 where she has previously served as the Children’s Ministry Director and the Director of Adult Ministries. Currently, she is the Director of Care and Recovery, where she leads Celebrate Recovery, Stephen Ministry and our Healing Prayer Ministry. She also serves as the NE Oklahoma State Representative for Celebrate Recovery. In her spare time, Cindy loves being a grandmother and enjoys spending time with her weimeraner, Sadie Nan.
Associate Teaching Pastor
Josh moved to Bartlesville in 2009 to serve as a Professor of Theology at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. In 2013, Josh also joined the Grace Community Church staff in a part-time capacity as the Assistant Teaching Pastor. In this role, Josh assists regularly with the teaching and preaching ministries at GCC.
Josh has a B.A. in Pastoral Ministry from Oklahoma Wesleyan University, an M.A. in Theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Manchester, UK.
Josh is married to Brianna and they have three children: Lucy, Penelope and Ewan.
Adam has been married to his wife, Emily, since 2006. He has a son, Graham, and two beautiful daughters, Adele and Ellen. Adam has been working in full-time youth ministry since 2004, serving 8 years with K-life of Bartlesville before coming on staff at Grace in 2012. His passions in life include family, University of Oklahoma sports and playing anything!!
Associate Youth Director
Jordan is originally from Overland Park, Kansas and moved to Bartlesville from Lawrence, Kansas where she spent the last 4.5 years at the University of Kansas. She graduated with her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Religious Studies. She spent 5 summers working for Kanakuk Kamps where her love for youth, college students, and families grew. Jordan came on staff at Grace in January, 2015. She is enthusiastic about coming alongside youth to form deep relationships that point towards Christ. Jordan’s passions include KU basketball, her family and friends, and doing anything outside (especially hammocking).