Our Staff

"A leader is one who knows the way,
goes the way, and shows the way."

-John Maxwell

Brad Wieneke

Lead Pastor

Welcome to Grace! My name is Brad Wieneke, Pastor at Grace. My family and I have been attending Grace since 2000 and I began serving as Pastor in 2015. God has blessed Joanne and I with four amazing girls: Anna, Rachel, Brooke and Joy. God's call on my life was something I avoided and pushed aside for many years. I was busy building my own kingdom when God called me to build His Kingdom.  Our goal is to build gospel advancing families at Grace. Families that will take the mission of Jesus Christ and make it their mission.  
Looking forward to meeting you!

Nate Gillen

Youth Pastor

Welcome to Grace! My name is Nate and I’m the Youth Pastor here at Grace. My wife Kristi and I have four kids: Zac, Austin, Hayle, and Laney…and we are all in when it comes to advancing the Gospel. We moved to Joplin from Northeast Iowa and we love seeing God at work in Joplin as we share our passion of Jesus with our community. When it comes to working with students, I love watching their hearts transform and grow to love Jesus. To watch the love of Jesus change their hearts to love the church and the lost… and to see the power of the Gospel come alive within them as they reach the lost and change the world. There is nothing greater than this!
We are excited to get to know your family as we serve the community together!

Fred Vogel

Senior Adult Pastor

Welcome to Grace Baptist Church. My name is Fred Vogel. I currently serve our church through our Senior Adult Ministry. I have been a child of God and a Pastor for over 50 years and our church is the best church I have ministered in. My wife, Mary, and I have been members of Grace Baptist Church since 1999. We have three daughters and one adopted daughter. They are all married and have blessed us with 12 wonderful Grandchildren.
I enjoy serving our Senior Adults and love teaching the 4th, 5th, and 6th Graders in Sunday School. I also enjoy helping with our Preschool each week. We love serving the families in our church and in the Joplin community, and we look forward to getting to know you and your family too.

Pam Hatcher

Church Secretary

Hi! I’m Pam Hatcher and I’ve been the secretary here at GBC since 2007. My husband Jason and I married in 2003, and we have four children and three grandchildren. I love being able to work with the people that come to GBC and help them in any way I can. I also serve on the Children’s Team. I get to help plan and execute the monthly activities for the younger children. I enjoy getting to spend time with the kids, seeing the joy they bring to others as well as the fun they have learning about God’s love and what it looks like to love others. Call, email or stop by any time… I’m here to help. I look forward to getting to know you!