Nathan serves as our Lead Pastor and Jessica serves as our Children's Director. The Kollars have had the joy of serving the church in various capacities such as church planting, worship ministry, kids ministry, and young adult ministry in Los Angeles, various parts of Pennsylvania, and now in the Nashville area. Nathan is Ordained with the Assemblies of God and has served as an Executive Presbyter for the SoCal Network and a Partnership Developer for Church Planting Network. With years of experience in the arts, Nathan and Jessica approach what it means to pastor in a creative city with a unique perspective and grace. They live in Thompson's Station with their four children; November, Kensington, Nessa, and Clay.
Nic and Jaci Gonzales serve as our Creative Directors. They have had the joy of traveling the world and ministering as artists for over 20 years. Nic and his band, Salvador, have been innovators and industry leaders in Contemporary Christian Latin Rock and Worship. He also serves as the Vice President of the Salvador Foundation. Jaci (Velasquez) has sold over 5 million albums as an innovator in Contemporary Christian and Latin Pop music, leading a generation of people towards Jesus through her music. She is also an accomplished actress and author. With years of experience in various creative industries, they approach what it means to serve the local church with a beautiful perspective and grace. They live in Franklin with their two sons; Zealand and Søren.
Our Lead Team is made up of incredible men and women that serve the church with faithfulness and excellence in their various areas: Olivia Bey (Various Teams), Bethany Collins (Events Team), Rochelle Demint (Worship Leader), Debi Forbes (Hospitality Team), Pamela and Victor Legner (Growth Track Team), Pastor Rob Ratze (Pastoral Care Team), Clara Roy (Various Teams), Jack Trebel (Audio/Visual Team), Jesse Wilder (Service Facilitator Team).
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” // 1 Peter 4:10
We would love for you to join one of our teams! The first step is Growth Track. More info at the link below.
• We are Guided by our Pastors and Leaders: Pastor Nathan makes the day-to-day ministry decisions of our church alongside our Staff and Lead Team.
• We are Guarded by our Deacon Board: They are our watchful eye, and function as our in-house legal and financial accountability.
• We are Strengthened by Overseers: These overseers are external, pastoral accountabilities. They serve as accountability for Pastor Nathan and our Deacon Board.
• We are Gifted by Members: Through the giving of time, talents, and resources, those who call GraceLand Church home enable our church to have local and global impact.
GraceLand Church functions as a Campus of First Assembly North Little Rock and is affiliated with The Tennessee Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God. GraceLand Church is partnered with Church Multiplication Network and Urban Islands Project.