Our Leadership


A central governing Leadership Board provides structure, direction, and support for the ministry of each local congregation. Local congregations are UNITED in mission and collaborative, but each has its own Lead Pastor and is free to do ministry in a way that fits its community and culture. As much as possible, we look to empower decision-making at the local level.

  • eric & kelly dykstra

    senior pastors

    Eric & Kelly Dykstra are Senior Pastors of Free Grace United, and they preach at our Elk RiverSt Paul, and Online locations. They have been married more than 20 years and have three awesome kiddos and one amazing daughter-in-law. They are passionate about seeing broken people far from God come to know the amazing grace of Jesus. God has gifted them both with dynamic preaching and leadership styles, empowering them to share the truth of Christ with a wide demographic of people. Click here to see a list of books Pastor Eric has written. Find books written by Pastor Kelly here.

    Office: 763-633-9706 | Email: office@freegrace.tv

  • silas & becky austin

    st cloud pm lead pastors

    Silas and Becky Austin have two amazing kiddos - Ryatt and Sydney. They are gifted with the ability to connect with people and make them feel welcome, and are on a mission to make St Cloud the hardest place to go to hell from!

    Office: 320-297-6200 | Email: silas.austin@freegrace.tv

  • reuben & susie deisch

    elk river location pastors

    Reuben & Susie Deisch are parents to Ayden, Makayla, and one adorable Boxer named Rocky. One of Pastor Reuben's favorite things in the world is helping people go public with their faith through baptism.

    Office: 763-633-9706 | Email: office@freegrace.tv


    zimmerman & milaca lead pastors

    Jason and Tracy Keech have been married since 1997. Tracy is also the Communications Director/Graphic Designer for Free Grace United. They've got two amazing kids - one in college (Connor) and one in high school (Maddy) and one very spoiled black lab named Molly. These two truly enjoy the opportunity to share God's grace, love, and hope with everyone they meet. They wrote a 30-Day He Said/She Said Devotional for Couples called Happy Marriage lol in February 2018, available on Amazon and Kindle.

    Office: 763-260-8841 | Email: jason.keech@freegrace.tv


    st michael/Albertville & minneapolis lead pastors

    Ben and Ana Saffrin have been a part of Free Grace United since the early days. Both have a talent for music as well as sharing the gospel. They met while serving at church and were later married, and they now have two adorable kiddos (Macey and Jack).

    Office: 763-634-8273 | Email: ben.saffrin@freegrace.tv


    St Cloud AM & Becker lead pastors

    Kevin and Annie Wilson have three awesome kids - Ethan, Kaden, and Jayci (who is currently dancing with Jesus). Pastor Kevin's preaching style is passionate, truthful, hilarious, and dynamic, and his life experiences allow him to bring the hope of the gospel in a unique and powerful way. Pastor Kevin is also the teaching pastor for the St Cloud PM location.

    Office: 763-633-9706 | Email: kevin.wilson@freegrace.tv