Senior Pastor - Dr. Wally Morillo
Pastor Wally’s story began when he was invited by a friend to attend a church camp in 1962. The final week of camp, Wally accepted Christ as his personal savior and decided to attend Bible College. Working nights and teaching days, Wally graduated Florida Bible College in 1966. Later that year, Wally felt called into ministry. He left his job as an airline mechanic and January 23, 1967, he arrived in the Rio Grande Valley. In September 1967, Wally started Christian Youth Ranch with two neighborhood kids, which quickly grew to over 100. Wally and Jane began taking about 20 kids to church with them, but there was a problem. These kids did not know how to behave in church, so the kids asked Wally to start a church where they could attend. In 1970, Grace Community Church was born.
In March 2004, Tony attended Grace Community Church to meet with Pastor Wally for personal reasons. After feeling Pastor Wally's deep concern for him, Tony began to attend Grace Community Church regularly and then became a member a year later. Tony was then elected as deacon about two years later, followed by his election to the elders another year later. Tony began serving as the assistant pastor and office manager in 2008. Pastor Tony was officially ordained at Spring Camp in 2010. In addition to occasionally speaking for the Sunday Morning services, Tony has been involved in Sunday morning adult Sunday School, the Music Ministry, Sunday and Wednesday evening Bible studies, as well as with the Christian Youth Ranch ministry.
Assistant Pastor - Tony Rosas
Tim Hansen attended Christian Youth Ranch (CYR) in the late 1960s. Tim’s father was the owner of a local Christian bookstore in San Juan and he would display Christian literature at many revival meetings across the Valley. Consequently, Tim heard many invitations for salvation – very few the same. He desperately wanted to have assurance of salvation but was a confused young man by the time he started attending CYR. He will be ever grateful to Pastor Wally for showing the “Ranch kids” week after week from the Bible about God’s free gift and how one can have assurance of salvation. Tim attended Florida Bible College for 3 years and worked with CYR ministries in El Paso and Harlingen. Tim began teaching Jr. Church at Grace Community Church in 1995 and continues as Children’s Pastor. He was elected as an elder in 2009.
Children's Pastor - Tim Hansen
Pastor David Sarmiento serves as Youth Pastor as well as the director for Teen Talk. Having attended Grace Christian School and Christian Youth Ranch as a child, has given Pastor David a strong foundation in Christ, a passion for sharing the gospel and teaching God’s Word, and working with youth. David is actively involved in many other ministries at Grace Community Church. He is the director for the AWANA Journey ministry, teaches Teen Sunday School, and speaks at Friday night Christian Youth Ranch as well as the occasional Sunday Morning service.
Youth Pastor - David Sarmiento
Main Service Times
Sunday School - 9:30 AM
Worship Service - 10:45 AM
Sunday Evening Bible Study - 6:30 PM
AWANA Clubs - 6:30PM
Christian Youth Ranch - 8:30PM
Phone: (956) 787-5343
Address: 132 N Sugar Rd
Pharr, TX 78577