Welcome Pastor Ryan Ervin & Family!
Hello Grace Chapel Community Church! My name is Ryan Ervin and I am very excited to be joining the staff and leading group life at GCCC.
I would like to tell you a little bit about my family, my background, and why I am so passionate about group life ministries.
I am from Gnadenhutten, Ohio and my wife, Megan, is from Columbiana, Ohio. We met on November 20, 2008 - which happens to be both of our birthdays! We were married in 2010 and we have three awesome boys: Isaac is 6, Matthew is 4, and Caleb is 1. Megan has an identical twin sister who does a lot of local TV advertising so if she looks familiar, that might be why!
I have about 10 years of vocational ministry experience, mostly with young adult and adult ministries. I had the amazing experience of leading a team of 9 people in a 10-month mission trip to the Ukraine. We helped establish a discipleship ministry and built leaders who could continue God’s work after we left. I also led the young adult, missions, and discipleship ministries at First Baptist Church in New Philadelphia, Ohio. Most recently, I oversaw group life ministries at the North Canton Chapel in North Canton, Ohio.
My desire has always been to help believers grow in their faith and empower them to reach and teach others. I believe God has gifted me to help people grow and take their next steps in their walk with Christ. I am also passionate about the importance of fellowship and strong Christ-centered relationships within the church body. It is for all these reasons and more that I cannot wait to get started at Grace Chapel and help be a part of the incredible work that God will continue to do!