WE ARE A MULTI-CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH.

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 // PRESIDENT OF FREE GRACE BIBLE COLLEGE // DIRECTOR OF PINE LAKE CAMPS

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.

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

PASTOR EHTSHAM

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.

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

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.

Email: silas.austin@freegrace.tv & becky.austin@freegrace.tv 

TRENT & PATTY BERGERON

MILACA LOCATION PASTORS

Trent and Patty Bergeron launched a Free Grace Recovery meeting in Milaca that turned into a Free Grace United church location. He has been leading our Free Grace Recovery ministry for several years, and his heart is for helping broken and lost people find their way to Jesus. As a very talented keys player and vocalist, Pastor Trent also leads people in worship at our Zimmerman and Milaca locations. 

Email: office@freegrace.tv

MIKE & MICHELLE CURTIS

NORTH MINNEAPOLIS & 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.

Email: mike.curtis@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. You can meet them any weekend at our Elk River church!

Email: office@freegrace.tv

JASON & TRACY KEECH

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 recent college grad (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.

Email: jason.keech@freegrace.tv & tracy.keech@freegrace.tv 

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.

Email: tom.kingore@freegrace.tv & amy.kingore@freegrace.tv

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.

Email: office@freegrace.tv

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 churches 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 to thirty churches in the next ten years!

Email: office@freegrace.tv

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.

Email: ben.saffrin@freegrace.tv

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. 

Email: Brian.Sparks@freegrace.tv

KEVIN & ANNIE WILSON

ST CLOUD BECKER LEAD PASTORS

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. 

Email: kevin.wilson@freegrace.tv