Bryan Hughes is the Senior Pastor of Grace Bible Church in Bozeman (gbcmt.org), where he has served since 1983. He has a Bachelor of Arts in New Testament Greek and Theology from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois; a Master of Arts in Exegetical Theology from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon; and a Doctor of Ministry from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana.
Bryan has taught classes at a Bible college in Ukraine, Tanzania, and Siberia, as well as classes in Albania, Russia, Turkey, Ethiopia, Poland, and Italy.
He is the author of 8:28 - Unlocking God’s Promise, a book that examines the meaning of Romans 8:28, and Jesus’s Teaching on the Last Days, which explains the Olivet Discourse of Matthew 24-25.
He presently serves on the board of directors for The Master’s University and Seminary and serves on the faculty of Montana Bible College in Bozeman.
Bryan enjoys hunting, reading, and playing basketball. He and his wife, Bev, have three grown children and 3 grandchildren.
I grew up in several Midwest states - living most of my life in Minnesota - until heading to seminary in Oregon. I came to Christ while I was a student at St. Cloud State University. Education: Graduate of Detroit Lakes High School, Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education (History and Speech), St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota; Master of Divinity in Pastoral Studies and Master of Theology, Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon. I currently serve as the Global Outreach Pastor here at Grace (2005-current). I also served as Pastor of Adult ministries at GBC from 1999-2005. Prior to my call to GBC, I had the privilege of Pastoring the Wilsall Community Church in Wilsall, Montana as its senior pastor from 1986-1999. In addition to my pastoral roles, I have been an adjunct instructor in Bible Exposition and Historical Theology at Montana Bible College, Bozeman, Montana since 1990 until 2020. Beginning in 1995, I’ve taught modular classes to pastors and students at a number of conferences and Bible Schools in the U.S., Ukraine, Africa (Rwanda, Zambia, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Kenya), and in Russia (Pskov and the Caucus Region). I have had the honor of being married to my wife Terry since March 28th, 1981. We are the parents of three children: Jonathan Edward -- Jon is married to Kaysie; they are the parents of Jacqueline Maries. Micah David who is married to Rachael. They have one son, Josiah David. Kathryn Grace lives in St. George, Utah and has just recently given birth to her first child Oaklee Marie. My life verse, the one I try to live out, is 1 Corinthians 4:2. “Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.” (NKJV) Next to my family, I love the outdoors . . . I am an avid hunter, hiker and enjoy gardening, a good cup of coffee and reading a good book. Oh . . . Matthew said I was supposed to say what my favorite flower is. Just about any flower will do but I am partial to Daisies and wild roses.
I was born in New Orleans and lived in California for about 30 years. My wife Chris and I came to Montana in the late 70s to raise our family. We've been blessed to be married since 1973, with 8 children, 6 living daughters and 10 grandchildren. I currently serve as Visitation Director working with hospitals, the home-bound and those in various care facilities. My memorial life verse is at the very end of Joshua 24:15 "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
Andy grew up in Maryland and moved to Montana in 2006 to attend Montana Bible College, where he graduated in pastoral studies. He is currently attending Faith Bible Seminary pursuing a Masters of Biblical Counseling. Andy married his bride Jennifer in September 2000. They now have 3 strapping boys and a beautiful daughter. Andy serves in the Children's ministry at Grace along with many other co-laborers loving kids and serving parents. A favorite verse is Phil 1:6 "I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ."
Jeremy is a native Montanan and has lived his entire life under the Big Sky. After graduating from high school, he moved to Bozeman to sing at Montana State University. In his 25+ years at Grace, Jeremy has served as an associate pastor with an emphasis in music-worship, discipleship, and pre-marital counseling. In addition to an undergraduate degree from Montana State (BA), his master and doctorate degrees were earned at Liberty University (MAR & DWS). Jeremy has enjoyed training and ministering to pastors/workers in Ethiopia, Russia, Tanzania, Turkey, and the U.S. He enjoys capturing God’s creation through photography. The Lord’s faithfulness is demonstrated through 25+ years of marriage to Lori, their two adult children (& their spouses), and a grandchild.
“I will sing of Your strength; I will sing aloud of Your steadfast love in the morning. For You have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress” (Ps. 59:16)
Jon is originally from Southern California and moved to Bozeman after high school to play football and attend school at Montana State. After graduating, he was hired by Grace Bible Church in 2004 and has served on staff ever since. While at GBC, Jon has pastored both the children’s and youth ministries and he is excited about his new role in overseeing the college ministry. He has earned degrees
from MSU (BS), Trinity Seminary (MA),The Master’s College (MA), and The Master’s Seminary (DMin). Jon enjoys skiing, boating, hiking, jogging, and watching his all-time favorite college sport – football! He is happily married to Tracy and has two daughters, Marian and Macy.
Danny is a native of Bozeman. After studying music and history at Montana State University, he lived abroad for five years, teaching English in Italy, Thailand, Japan, and Nepal. While teaching in Italy, Danny met his future wife, Kate. They became followers of the Lord, Jesus Christ, in the summer of 2011. They now have a young daughter, and three boys!! Danny sings at church. He loves studying the Scriptures, apologetics, and philosophy (in that order); and also enjoys hiking, going to the hot springs, and traveling. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Montana State University; a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Montana Bible College; and a Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics from Talbolt School of Theology at Biola University. He is extremely grateful to the Lord for the opportunity to serve at Grace Bible Church as the assistant pastor of college ministries. "and He died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for Him who for their sake died and was raised." 2 Cor 5:15
Pastor Jesse was born and raised (mostly) in San Diego, CA.
Between San Diego State and the University of Montana, he completed a degree in English Education in 2013.
He is currently working on a Masters in Biblical and Theological Studies through Western Theological Seminary.
Jesse and Megan were married in 2009 and have three children-- Kellan, Marian, and Timothy. Jesse and Megan love serving the Junior and Senior High age groups. They are passionate about discipling young people in the faith through the ministry of the word of God!
A verse that always reminds Jesse of the faithfulness and power of the Lord is Ephesians 1:11-- "In Him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will."
I grew up on a ranch in Cardwell, Montana, the third of five kids. After high school, I had a short three year stint at Montana State University before transferring to the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, where I finished my B.A. degree in Bible Theology. In 2007, I completed my Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from The Master's University in Santa Clarita, CA and am currently working on a doctorate. I am married to my wonderful wife, Dominique, and we are blessed to have three adult children, Thomas, Dallas (and his lovely wife, Sara), and Angelica. The Lord has allowed me to serve on the pastoral staff at Grace Bible Church for 30 years, the first 21 serving as the College Pastor and the past 9, giving oversight to our growing Counseling Ministry and to Grace Books, our in-house resource center. A favorite verse of mine is Galatians 2:20, "I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; And the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself up for me." In my spare time, I enjoy reading, site-seeing in my Jeep, and refereeing high school basketball and volleyball.
Derek Marks is the adult ministries pastor at Grace Bible Church where he has been serving since 2022. Before coming on staff at Grace Bible Church, Derek served at Grace Church of the Valley in Kingsburg, California as a pastoral assistant. Derek is deeply passionate about God, His word, and His church and desires to see others come to know, love, and serve God. Derek has earned an English Literature degree from Montana State University, where he played football, and is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity from The Master’s Seminary. Derek and his wife, Tanna, have one daughter named Emerson.
Mark has been a part of Grace since the 1950s. He had two careers, one in teaching and administrating at Bible Colleges and the other in developing software. Software he designed, developed, and administrated is widely in use in banks today. He loves researching and teaching about creation, science, and end times events. Mark and his wife Debie have three adult children and three and growing grandchildren. One of his favorite verses is God’s promise of a new creation in 2 Peter 3:13 (ESV) But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
Dan is a retired medical doctor, having specialized in orthopedic surgery. He received his medical training in the midwest and then practiced orthopedics in Bozeman until his retirement in 2014. Dan still does some medical case evaluations for insurance companies and attorneys. Together with his wife Pam, he became ACBC certified in 2006. Dan and Pam often co-counsel when married couples are involved. They have also taught about medical issues relating to Biblical counseling for ACBC both at Grace and other conferences. Dan seeks to use God's word to help address the trails of this earthly life.
Bill was born and Raised in Champaign, Illinois. Married to Melinda, with two children and six grandchildren. Ministry focus: discipleship, community groups, church staffing/personnel. Favorite passage: Romans 12:1-2."I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."
Fearfully and wonderfully created (but slightly defective) in Tucson Arizona. Both parents veterans of WWII European theater. Responded to Christ’s call to repentance and faith at the age of 20. Upon completion of education in Chemical Engineering, I departed for a 35 year career that included work under 3M Co., Huber Carbon Black, and Rio Tinto Mining corporations. Resided in Minnesota, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Alabama, and Montana. In the recent retirement years, I assign and advise Chemical Engineering seniors in the capstone project portion of the curriculum as an advisor.
Either a member or regular attender in nine churches of various denominations in the cities I resided. Held positions of chairman of board, chairman of pulpit committee, adult Sunday school teacher, and various ministry committees as a member. Experienced the loss of my wife to pulmonary embolism in 2001. Experienced a stroke in 2009 (literally lost a piece of my mind). Today, Robin and I have a combined family of nine children ranging from ages 16 to 48. Six of our children are adopted. Spiritual gifts of the Holy Spirit seem to be teaching, wisdom and knowledge. Looking forward:
2 Peter 3:10-14 “Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought we to be in holy conduct and godliness?
Each of us should be able to attest to the “marvelous grace of our loving Lord” through an incredible spectrum of ways by which God our Father has drawn us to Himself. For some reason, God chose to place me in a family whose previous generations made a point of praying for the salvation of future generations. I rejoice that the Lord saw fit to answer that prayer in directing my heart toward Him. This happened in varied ways, perhaps the most pertinent being the influence of God-fearing parents through whose discipline and correction I came to a knowledge of my sin and its eternal, devastating consequences. When I was broken by that sin and begged for the intervention of my Savior, our God was faithful to grant me new life and to bring into that life many people to challenge me and encourage me in my growth.
Some of those dear people were in my hometown of Traverse City, Michigan, yet many others have been from the body of GBC. In a further extension of God's kindness God provided for me a bride, Kimberly, alongside whom I have been able both to "pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace" and walk side-by-side through painful trials and blissful joys. She has been both a catalyst for and my companion in the shaping and molding God continues to do in our lives. Our three children — Audrey, Skye, and Tadd — are unforeseen delights who keep us humbled as we contemplate what it means to train our children in the fear and admonition of the Lord and to demonstrate to them the character and beauty of our loving Father. We are so grateful to have been shepherded by our pastors for nearly 20 years and have loved our opportunities during that time to serve and minister to the Body of Grace Bible Church.
Durward grew up in Billings, and moved to Bozeman after completing graduate school to take a faculty position at Montana State University. He and his wife, Sarah, have four children and a grandchild. Durward has a long history with Grace Bible Church. His grandmother was one of the earliest members of the church, and his parents were married in the church in the 1960’s. Growing up, he would attend Grace when visiting his grandmother on weekends. So when moving to Bozeman, there was little doubt that Grace would be his family’s church home! Durward currently leads our Awana children’s ministry and serves on several elder-deacon committees. One of his favorite verses of Scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”
I grew up in California and met my British born wife Janet while we were both doing a college study-abroad time in Germany. The Lord graciously led me to repentance and faith in Christ in 1986. Two verses which I keep close to my heart are Eph 2:1 which says I was dead in my trespasses and sins in which I formerly walked and Gal 2:20 "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me."
My name is Ross Grubb. I grew up on a farm and ranch in Conrad, MT. Though I grew up in a Christian home, I did not trust in Christ as Lord and Savior until my college years while I attended Montana State University. I also met my wonderful wife Jill in Bozeman during that time.
Jill and I are business owners of an agricultural business in Bozeman and have three married adult children. Two live in the valley and one in beautiful Augusta, MT. We are blessed to have 4 grandchildren.
Grace Bible Church has been a huge encouragement to us over the years. God has worked in our lives in so many ways through the people and teaching of Grace. Being a part of a community group has been a highlight as well.
And he was saying to them all, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it. For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself?"
I was born and have spent my entire life in the Gallatin Valley. I dairy farmed for 24 years and have sold farm equipment and auctioneered for the past 25 years. My bride and I were joined in 1986 and have two sons (twins) and we are looking forward to grandchildren!
My heart and passion is the ministry to the elderly. The part of scripture that I dwell on is Paul's prayer in Ephesians 3:14-21
I grew up in Clancy, MT and moved to Bozeman during my sophomore year of high school. I started attending GBC during the summer of 199 and was involved in the college ministry for a number of years. I met my wife, Ruth Ann, in 2004 and we were married in 2005. We have two kids, David and Ellie, and currently enjoy serving in an outreach partner prayer group, a community group, and homeschooling our kids. I am often encouraged by Philippians 1:6 which says "being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Christ Jesus." I look forward to continuing to serve my Lord and Savior in whatever way He may lead.
And to the man He said, “Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom. And to depart from evil is understanding." Job 28:28 (NASB)
I was born in Dearborn, Michigan. My father was a carpenter, and my mother ran the household and did a great job of it. Neither of my parents are believers and there was never any spiritual conversation in our household. The first time I heard of Jesus Christ as Yahweh was when I was 18 years old.
Being brought up in a non-Christian home, the only time Jesus Christ’s name was brought up in the household was its use in profanity. A friend of mine started witnessing to me and introduced me to Jesus Christ. He explained to me that I was a sinner (Romans 3:23) and separated from God because of my sin. He also explained that Jesus Christ took the punishment for my sins, by dying on the cross, and if I confessed and believed on him (Romans 10:9), I could receive him as my Lord and Savior, I could be born again and not have to suffer an eternity in hell. I thought it was foolishness at first (1 Cor. 1:18), and then started to wonder how this whole world around me had existed and I didn’t know about Jesus Christ. Conviction started taking place shortly afterwards. My friend continued his witnessing until I finally visited the Church he attended.
March of 1980 was when I received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. A short time afterwards I entered “The United States Army”. Needless to say my drill instructors weren’t concerned with my spiritual growth. It wasn’t until 1990 that I started attending a Bible believing and teaching Church. The Pastor being educated and familiar with scripture spent time with me and nurtured my growth as a Christian. Through Men’s bible studies, fellowship, retreats, field trips to universities, etc. I began to understand what Jesus Christ and his scriptures were, and how they are to be applied to my everyday life. A short time later I was baptized by immersion.
I moved to Bozeman Montana in 2007. Being convicted daily, I knew that God was moving me. One Sunday I attended Grace Bible Church in Bozeman, and of course Pastor Bryan’s expository preaching convicted me. I became a member shortly afterwards. I have completed studies at Montana Bible College (Pastoral Ministry) and recently The Masters University (Biblical Studies – Theology).
Heidi (my wife) and I met at a missions training course here at Grace in 2008 and later got to know one another by attending the same Bible study. We were married in February 2011. We now enjoy serving GBC’s Outreach Partners by serving together on the Global Outreach Committee and teaching the 1-3 grade Sunday School class. I give thanks each day to the LORD, for the Grace, he has given me (Ephesians 2:8,9). Without Jesus Christ I am nothing. Everything that I have I received (1 Cor. 4:7). I look forward to serving the church body here at Grace Bible Church. Please pray for me, that God would use me to glorify Himself. "
I was born into a Christian family in 1943 and was raised in a small town in Wisconsin. I jolned the U.S. Navy right out of high school and was stationed in Washington DC. In 1970 I moved to Bozeman with a wife and three little boys. I am survived by two living sons and remarried in 2002. My wife Barbara and I have been attending Grace Bible Church for 16 years. My favorite Bible verse is John 3:16. I am currently serving as a deacon of the church and have enjoyed the fellowship of other deacons and elders. As our church continues to grow and our building continues to expand, my financial background is being utilized to serve as Chairman of the Fund Raising Committee.