Pastor Harry joined Grace Baptist Church in 2006. Pastor Harry believes the best decision he ever made was to ask his wife Cindy to marry him. They have three children and one daughter-in-law: Sara, Lucas and his wife Tamara and Lauren. Harry and Cindy enjoy taking walks together, traveling and visiting their kids. Harry is also an avid bicycler and enjoys the bike paths of Calgary.
Pastor Harry is the staff leader and the primary preacher in our Sunday morning Worship Services. He also provides leadership to the day to day running of Grace Baptist and seeks to discern God's will and direction for Grace Baptist. Pastor Harry is passionate about drawing people to God through God's Word and helping people find their place in the Kingdom of God.
Associate Pastor - Family Ministries
Pastor Alice Kung started on staff at Grace Baptist Church in January of 2007. God has blessed her with a loving husband (Harry) and two amazing children (Pierson & Courtney).
Pastor Alice provides leadership to the Family Ministry area. She believes that the most important part of Family Ministry is to build relationships with children and their parents by helping them to experience God's love. As Pastor Alice would say…"Children need to know God's love language like a fluent second language, ultimately enabling them to go out and reach the rest of the world. And faith always begins at home."
Alice enjoys reading, meeting new people and sharing stories about seeing God at work in our world.
Associate Pastor - Worship Ministries
Pastor Ben Lahring joined the staff of GBC in June of 2019. He married Dayla in 2015 and added a pup named Cuzco to their family in 2016. He is a triple citizen of Canada, Australia, and the United States. He enjoys all things musical and while guitar is his primary instrument, he also sings and can find his way comfortably around a piano and most stringed instruments (from cello to banjo to charango).
Ben believes that it’s ultimately our relationship with Jesus that defines our worship, and that healthy relationships require consistent two-way communication. We are called to worship both in the Spirit and in truth (John 4:23-24), and there is value in worshipful expressions of the head and of the heart, in both corporate and personal settings.
Acts 6:4 (ESV) “But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” Ben is passionate about worshiping God in every area of his life. He strives to encourage and lead others in their daily worship of God through music, prayer, and intentional discipleship.”
Associate Pastor - Adult Ministries
Pastor Doug joined the staff in September of 2010. He grew up attending Grace, and has served on the staff in the past. He is excited to be back serving at Grace. Doug is married to Roxy, and they have two great kids, Brad and Bethany. They enjoy traveling as a family, and have taken a couple of trips overseas, one of which was for ministry purposes.
Pastor Doug oversees Adult Ministries, including coordinating small groups, local outreach and other adult-related ministries. Doug is passionate about seeing people grow in their relationship with the Lord. He enjoys riding his motorcycle or his mountain bike, as well as getting to the gym to lift some weights and exercise.
Associate Pastor - Youth Ministries
Joel joined Grace Baptist Church in 2018. He is married to Mariela, and they share a handsome toddler, Henry. Before returning to Calgary he and Mariela spent 7 years on Vancouver Island.
As Associate Pastor of Student Ministries, Joel is in charge of all things Grade 7 to 12. Joel loves to see students worship God and experience the new life that Jesus offers and share that with everyone they come across.
Joel is an avid sports fan (Go Leafs Go!) and enjoys playing softball. As a family they enjoy traveling, reading stories, watching movies and playing with a Buzz Lightyear action figure. Joel and Mariela dream together that Henry will grow up to be the starting shortstop for the New York Yankees.