Associate Pastor of Children's Ministries


Pastor Donnie was born in Farmington, New Mexico into a military family where he spent his early years in California and Washington.  It was in California at age 5 that he accepted Jesus as his savior and was baptized. He later moved to Texas where he graduated from Snyder High School which is where he met Cecilia.  They were married in December of 1990. Once settled in, Donnie returned to college and earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Education in 1997 from Eastern Michigan University.  He was certified to teach Biological and Life Sciences as well as History, Government and Economics.  Donnie was licensed into the Ministry in 1996 and ordained in 2004.  He has served in various churches as a student pastor, senior pastor, and currently serves at Grace as the Associate Pastor of Children’s Ministry reaching into the lives of kid’s birth to 6th grade and their families. Donnie has two children whom he and his wife homeschooled, Donnie IV who is 18 and a college junior attending Eastern Michigan University, and Natalie who is 16 and a college freshman at Jackson Community College.  Donnie is passionate about raising the next generation of kids into a life where they are growing in their knowledge and faith in Jesus, actively sharing that faith and serving others with a Christ-like love.