OUR STAFF



Joel Murr – Senior Pastor

Pastor Joel began serving as our Senior Pastor in October of 2014. He previously served as our Student Pastor for the previous 14 years. Joel has a heart for the church and is passionate to reach the next generation while seeing the church grow in the Lord. He resides in Sanford with his beautiful wife Libbie. They have three children, Jeremy, Anna, and Jonah.


Royce Baker – Senior Adults & Visitation Pastor

Royce Baker serves as minister to Senior Adults and is the Visitation Pastor. He also teaches part-time at Grace Christian School. He has a Bachelor of Religious Education and a Bachelor of Theology from Piedmont International University, holds a Master of Arts in Religion from Liberty University, and also holds a Doctorate in Theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary. Royce and his wife Mary were missionaries in various areas of France for 15 years.


Keith Waller – Ministries Director

Keith is our Ministries and Outreach Pastor. He has was called into ministry as a member here at Grace in 2015.    He works with Pastor Joel to oversee the ministries at Grace and works hard at making Sunday mornings a welcoming experience.  He is an Army veteran and has served all over the world!  He lives in Apex with his wife Heidi and their three children.

Mike Matson – Student Ministries Director

Mike became our Student Ministries Director in April of 2017. He is passionate about serving the Lord and encouraging others to grow in their relationship with Christ. Discipleship is the heart of his ministry and his desire is to follow the great commission of Jesus to make disciples that will in return make other disciples. He resides in Sanford with his beautiful wife, Shandalyn and their two children, Miles and Chase.

Susan Stalder – Children’s Ministry Director

Susan began serving as our Grace Kids Director in 2015. Susan has a heart for children. She graduated from Campbell University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Accounting. She desires to impact children to build God’s kingdom, one child at a time. Susan and her husband, Brian, have three beautiful children and reside in Sanford, North Carolina.

Libbie Murr – Women’s Ministry Director

Libbie is a native of Chattanooga, TN. She was saved at the early age of six and began serving the Lord playing the piano at age nine. She later graduated with a B.S. in Elementary Education from Tennessee Temple University. She is mom to Jeremy, Anna, and Jonah, and wife to Senior Pastor Joel Murr. Libbie is passionate about helping women grow spiritually, seeing lives change, and loving people like Jesus!


Robbie F. – Men’s Ministry Director

Robbie has served as the Men’s Ministry Director since 2016. Robbie is passionate about seeing men of all ages draw closer in their relationship with Jesus. He is married to Shannon and they have three beautiful children. He enjoys sports, especially the NY Giants, coffee, and hanging with his family.


Johnathan Bullard – Operations Director

Johnathan has served as our Operations Director & Business Manager since June of 2015. His professional background includes 17 years of multi-unit operations management in the financial services industry. His duties include the day to day operations of all ministries as well as the oversight of the finance department. Johnathan and his wife Maci reside in Sanford, NC with their two children and serve as active members here at Grace Chapel.


Mary Baker – Church Secretary

Mary graduated from Sanford Business College with an AA degree in Business Administration. She has been a church secretary since 2005. She joined the staff of Grace Chapel in July, 2008. She is a mom to James, who is married and lives in Lynchburg, VA and Jolynda, who resides with her husband and three children in Loganville, GA.