Philippe Serradji

Philippe Serradji is a teacher of the Bible at GGCA. He served as the Director of Maryland Bible College for seven years and is now the Director of the Greater Grace Young Adults Ministry. Born in France, he served as the director for Bible colleges in Nimes in Southern France and in Paris, where he also taught for more than 20 years.

He met Christ at the age of 13 and attended the Institut Théologique & Missionnaire, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Theology. He also graduated from Luther Rice University and Seminary (Lithonia, Georgia) with a Master of Arts in Ministry and from the Faculté Jean Calvin (Aix-en-Provence, France) with a Masters of Advanced Studies in Apologetics. Philippe was a visiting scholar at Westminster Theological Seminary outside Philadelphia. He is currently working on his PhD in Apologetics. He has been happily married to Françoise since 2000.

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Thomas Schaller

A pastor and missionary for more than 30 years, Pastor Schaller led the establishment of thriving churches and Bible schools in Finland in 1975 and Hungary in 1990. In April 2005, he was named Presiding Elder and Overseeing Pastor of Greater Grace Church in Baltimore, the home base church for Greater Grace World Outreach.

Pastor Schaller’s deep, thought-provoking messages have made him a much-in-demand speaker at conferences throughout the world. He is a man of the Book and maintains a tremendous schedule of preaching and teaching at Greater Grace Church and at Maryland Bible College and Seminary.

Upon his graduation from Northeast School in 1975, Pastor Schaller led a small team to Helsinki, Finland, and showed determination, creativity, and ability in the development of a ministry that now includes eight churches throughout the country. He also imparted a missionary motive that has moved Finns to labor for Christ in 19 countries around the world. The work in Finland, which grew in the face of obvious opposition, proved pivotal to GGWO’s future endeavors in Eastern Europe.

After nearly a decade serving as the Missions Director for GGWO in Massachusetts and Maryland, Pastor Schaller answered God’s call to plant a new work in Budapest, Hungary, a country that sprung open with the fall of communist governments throughout Eastern Europe. He spent 13 years as the pastor in Budapest before returning to Baltimore in 2003. He and his wife, Lisa, reside in Baltimore and are the parents of two daughters, Amy and Bethany, and two sons, Justin and Kyle. They also have six grandchildren.

 

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Pete Westera

Pastor Pete Westera was born in the Netherlands and introduced to Greater Grace through missionaries in 1977.

He is the owner of foundation repair company called Basement Systems Inc. established in Elkton, Md.,16 years ago.

He began serving as a youth leader for Greater Grace in 2005 and became Youth Director in 2011. He is a 2011 graduate of Maryland Bible College and Seminary. He resides in Fallston, Md., with his wife, Debbie, and two children.

 

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Jeff McKeon

Pastor McKeon has taught Bible at GGCA since 2012, the year in which received his ordination. Born in Salem, MA, and raised in Lynn, MA, he studied at the Boston Language Institute and received his Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate in 2003 and has done short-term missions work in Haiti. This 2014 graduate of Maryland Bible College and Seminary and his wife, Robin, have two daughters– Emma and Sarah — both of whom are students at GGCA.

 

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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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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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John Hadley

Pastor John Hadley hails from Chelmsford, Massachusetts. He is the second of 11 surviving children born to Jack and Anna Hadley. Reared in a Catholic home, he was the first to receive Jesus Christ as His Lord and Savior (1976). Since then, his parents as well as many of his siblings are born-again believers in Jesus Christ.

In 1976, John joined the Peace Corps where he served in Guayaquil, Ecuador, for two years as a machine shop instructor at the Politecnica. Though the Peace Corps is a government organization, the Lord providentially put many believers in his path. He also developed a friendship with many missionaries during his tenure in the Peace Corps.

Upon returning to the U.S., John met his wife-to-be, Nancy LaPenna. John and Nancy were married in February 1980. They have four children: Joanna (married), Daniel (married), David, and Cristina (1988-2008). The Hadley’s moved to Lenox, Massachusetts, where John attended Stevens School of the Bible. After John graduated, he was ordained a minister of the Gospel (1983).

The Hadley family served as missionaries in Ecuador from 1985-1990. In 1991, John became the Dean of Students at Maryland Bible College (from which he also graduated). In 2008,  he earned a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Counseling from Luther Rice University and Seminary. He continues to serve as Dean of Students at MBC&S. In addition, John serves as Head of Counseling at Greater Grace Church in Baltimore, Maryland.

John also volunteers as chaplain for the Baltimore Police Department, Northeast District. He does weekly ride-alongs with the officers and participates in a variety of community activities.

 

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