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ERIC & KELLY DYKSTRA
Eric & Kelly Dykstra are Senior Pastors of Free Grace United, and they preach at our Elk River and Online locations. They have been married more than 25 years and have three awesome kiddos, one amazing daughter-in-law, and one adorable grandson. 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.
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SILAS & BECKY AUSTIN
MONTICELLO LEAD PASTORS
In addition to leading our church in Monticello, Pastor Silas is also the Vice President of Free Grace Bible College. Becky serves on staff as Finance Assistant. They have two amazing kiddos – Ryatt and Sydney – and they are on a mission to make Minnesota the hardest place to go to hell from! Pastor Silas’ book Who Am I? is available in the FGU Shop and on Amazon.
TRENT & PATTY BERGERON
MILACA LEAD PASTORS
Pastor Trent and Patty launched a Free Grace Recovery meeting in Milaca that turned into a Free Grace United church location! They have hearts for helping broken and lost people find their way to Jesus, starting with their own community of Milaca.
MIKE & MICHELLE CURTIS
ELDORA LEAD PASTORS
Mike Curtis is an evangelist at heart, and loves to pray for people. He & Michelle have two young adult sons. Pastor Mike is also the Director of Iowa Church Planting for Free Grace United. He has a passion to reach people with the love and hope of Jesus.
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. You can meet them any weekend at our Elk River church!
FRANK & AMY IBAÑEZ
Pastores de FGU Español
Frank y Amy tienen dos hijos, Phoenix y Georgia.
Frank y Amy han participado en la plantación de varias iglesias en México. Al venir a Minnesota, Frank y Amy sintieron el llamado en su corazón de plantar una nueva iglesia en español, con el propósito de traer las Buenas Nuevas de Jesús a la comunidad hispana en Albertville, St. Michael, Monticello y toda la región.
Frank and Amy have two children, Phoenix and Georgia.
Frank and Amy have participated in the planting of several churches in Mexico. Coming to Minnesota, Frank and Amy felt a call in their hearts to plant a new church in Spanish, with the purpose of bringing the Good News of Jesus to the Hispanic community in Albertville, St. Michael, Monticello and throughout the region.
PAKISTAN LEAD PASTOR
As of January 1, 2022 we officially partnered with local pastors in Pakistan to mentor and train them in church planting! Now operating under the name Free Grace United, Pastor Ehtsham and his team seek to bring the gospel to their nation.
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JASON & TRACY KEECH
ZIMMERMAN 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 University of Minnesota alumni (Connor) and one serving in the U.S. Air Force (Maddy), an awesome son-in-law (Tyler), plus 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.
TOM & AMY KINGORE
MILLE LACS COUNTY JAIL LEAD PASTORS
Pastor Tom has a heart to bring the light of Jesus into dark places and help the incarcerated be transformed by Christ! He also manages all of our facilities.
In his free time, he and his wife Amy (FGU Director of Finance) enjoy spending time with their three grandchildren and two special doggos.
EAN & ECHO MCCLELLAND
MINNEAPOLIS DOWNTOWN LEAD PASTORS
Pastor Ean is very passionate about spreading the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and sharing the story of his own redemption from the bondage of addiction through the power of Christ Jesus!
His vision for the church is to grow and be of service to the community that we serve in many ways, including the continuance of daily ministries within the church, Bible studies, and providing services for those who need it. Pastor Ean is also the Director of Recovery for Free Grace United.
TIMOTHY & TERESA NYANDIKA
KENYA LEAD PASTORS
The Nyandikas planted their first church in Kisii, Kenya in 2015. Over the following four years, they planted two more church in their area and are weekly ministering to approximately 150 people.
Along with this, Pastors Timothy and Teresa also run Teresa Missions – an orphanage on their property supporting, educating, and raising forty children. They seek to see their four churches turn into thirty churches in the next ten years!
BEN & ANA SAFFRIN
ALBERTVILLE 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). Pastor Ben is also the Director of FGU Global.
BRIAN & KAYLI SPARKS
PRINCETON LEAD PASTORS
Brian Sparks and his wife Kayli have two kiddos (Abby & Carson). They love their dogs, the Minnesota Wild, and watching God transform lives with His grace. They’re excited to help their neighbors in Princeton find the love of Jesus! He is also the Pastor of High School Students at Free Grace United.
KEVIN & ANNIE WILSON
Kevin and Annie Wilson have three awesome kids – Ethan, Kaden, and Jayci (who is currently dancing in Heaven 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.
LUKE & ALYSSA WOOLHOUSE
NORTH MINNEAPOLIS LEAD PASTORS
Luke and Alyssa Woolhouse have two kiddos, Nolee and Lux. Luke is a bi-vocational pastor who works in construction. As a pastor, he’s working on building the Kingdom in North Minneapolis!