Pastor Shannon & Tira Lambert – Senior Pastors

Pastor Shannon is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and has over 20 years of experience in ministry.  He and his wife, Tira, have been happily married for 20 years.  They have three amazing children, Nate (18), Rachel (16), and Sarah (13), who serve together with them in ministry.  Pastor Shannon is committed to reaching those who are far from God, as well as discipling, strengthening, and equipping the Church to engage in mission and community outreach.  He is passionate about establishing and nurturing lasting relationships among believers. You can reach Pastor Shannon at and Tira at




Christa Barnes – Pastor’s Secretary/Office Administrator

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Having attended Grace Community Church for over 20 years, Christa has a deep love for our congregation and a passion to see GCC continue to make a significant impact in our community. She has been involved in almost every area of ministry throughout the years, including our Worship Team, Media Ministry, Intercessory Prayer, Nursery, Adult Bible Fellowship Teacher, and Women’s Ministries. She serves as Pastor’s Secretary, manages the office operations, and oversees many areas of ministry. Contact Christa by email at


Beverly Flanery – Bookkeeper

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Beverly Flanery has been a vital part of the staff at Grace for more than ten years and has recently partially “retired,” cutting back to two days per week, only because we can’t do without her!! She brings valuable experience and insight to the ministry and manages the finances of Grace with excellence and care. Aside from helping to oversee office operations, Beverly has a genuine heart for the families of Grace and the community of Salem. You can reach Beverly at


Gary Bartle – Staff Pastor

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Staff Pastor Gary Bartle has served for over 45 years in ministry. Gary worked for many years as an educator which led to him being the Dean of Rolla Technical Center in Rolla, MO. He was also the architect for the Chaplaincy Program at Rolla Hospital. The greatest joy Pastor Bartle finds is when he has the opportunity to minister to others from the Word of God. He teaches in the Grace Ministry Center, an authorized study center for Global University on Sunday mornings during the Adult Bible Fellowship hour. Contact Pastor Gary at


Shirley Boxx – Churchkeeper

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Shirley Boxx is responsible for overseeing every wing of GCC’s facility. A spirit of excellence is one of the principles we strive for in the daily operations at Grace Community Church. Shirley is instrumental in carrying out this principle when it pertains to the appearance of the church facilities. She takes great pride and effort into ensuring the property maintains that “Spirit of Excellence”. Shirley has been part of the Grace family for over thirty years and over church keeping for more than ten years. You can reach Shirley at




Carlos Lopez – Youth Pastor

Carlos and Gabby have been a tremendous addition to the GCC staff! They both have a passion for student ministry and are willing to go the extra mile to build meaningful relationships with the students of GSM, encouraging them to keep Christ the center! We are looking forward to all God is going to do in and through our student ministries under the direction and leadership of this great team! Contact Pastor Carlos by email at