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About
Our mission is to love and serve our community and world with the good news of Jesus Christ, bringing people together across the lines of race and class to worship and follow Jesus.

Rev. Jeff Rakes

Pastor of Worship and Administration

Jeff Rakes received his B.S. from Furman University and M.Div. from Covenant Seminary. He served as a church planter for six years in Edwardsville, Illinois and as an assistant pastor for six years in Plano, Texas before coming to Dover in 1993 as Grace's Pastor of Worship and Administration. Jeff enjoys songwriting and recording; he has produced several worship projects at Grace. He and his wife Celeste have three children and one grandchild. In his free time, you'll find him playing basketball or fiddling with Mac computers.