Barry Quirk

Pastor Barry Quirk joined Greater Grace Christian Academy in July of 2014, fresh off the mission field of Budapest, Hungary where he and his wife, Veronica, and their daughter, Kendel, had been serving since 2004.

Pastor Barry is an administrator, an educator, and a pastor. He has been part of missionary teams to Jakarta, Indonesia and has been involved in leading outreaches to Vienna, Austria and Szolnok, Hungary. He has 10 years experience as a Bible college teacher and served for 9 years as the director of the Central European Theological Academy in Budapest. Pastor Barry has more than 16 years of pastoral experience and has served as an elder in the Budapest church and is a trustee in GGWO Baltimore.

Pastor Barry graduated from Stevens Christian High School in 1984, Stevens School of the Bible in 1987, and Maryland Bible College and Seminary in 1992. He also has earned an MBA from Bryan College in 2015.

While in Hungary, Pastor Barry had been serving as the managing director of our sister school, Greater Grace International School, a prestigious preschool-12th grade Christian private school in Budapest. Pastor Barry served on the advisory board of GGIS from 2004-2007 and as the Managing Director of GGIS from 2007-2014, 2 years of which he also served as the principal of the school. The Quirks have returned to Baltimore to the school where their daughter, Kendel, attended up until the third grade before leaving for Hungary. Kendel graduated from GGIS in June of 2014 and is now attending Stevenson University.

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Pastor John Love

Pastor John Love graduated from Stevens School of the Bible in 1984 with a three-year diploma in Pastoral Studies and was then ordained that same year as a Minister of the Gospel. He is the Youth Pastor of Greater Grace World Outreach in Baltimore, Maryland, where he has been working with young people for over twenty years. Pastor Love has been a teacher at Maryland Bible College & Seminary since 1987 and also holds weekly Bible studies for professionals in the downtown Baltimore area.

He is the host of Grace hour, a live international Christian radio broadcast, broadcasting for over 50 years. He is Chaplain to the National Basketball Association┬┤s New York Knicks, and has been conducting chapel services and counseling athletes before and after their games for over 20 years. Pastor Love and his wife of over 30 years, Maureen, live near Baltimore and are the parents of two daughters and have two grandchildren.

 

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Destiny McBurney

Destiny grew up in Baltimore and is a graduate of Greater Grace Christian Academy, Class of 2015.  She is currently a Teacher’s Aide in GGCA’s first grade classroom.

After two years of study at CCBC (Community College of Baltimore County), she made a decision to focus on her walk with God and is now a student at Maryland Bible College and Seminary. She has served in children’s ministry since the fall of 2016.
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Amber Wade

Ms. Wade is currently a 5th grade teacher at GGCA. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Coppin State University in 2006. She was born and raised in Queens, New York, but currently lives in Baltimore, where she is the mother of two amazing boys, Jaden and Joshua.

She accepted Christ in 1995, and regularly blesses the congregation at Greater Grace Church when she and her twin sister sing songs of worship. A vibrant woman, Ms. Wade loves to sing, dance, act, draw, make music and teach Zumba. She would like, at some point, to travel all over the world.

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