Pastors & Elders

Vincent Townsend

Lead Pastor

Originally from the Richmond/Rosenberg area, Vincent and his family have made their home in Brazoria County for over 20 years. He has a pastor’s heart and loves people.  He is a dynamic preacher who delivers God’s word with charisma and passion.  He loves to see and be a part of people’s lives being transformed for Christ. He serves the people at Grace with a deep love for them and the church.  He married the love of his life, Althea, in 1999. Together they faithfully serve the church with their two beautiful daughters, Kaia and Halle. Vincent loves to run marathons and play golf for entertainment.

Josh Macklin

Executive Pastor/Elder

Josh has been a part of our church network since 2013. He served as the lead pastor at GCF Hays before stepping down in 2021 and moving to Brazoria County.  He has been in ministry for 22 years and finds great joy in seeing people's lives transformed and living in the fullness of the Kingdom of God. He currently oversees our Wednesday night ministries and our First Impressions Ministry. Josh is married to his fantastic wife, Susanna, and they have three boys, Joshua, Jackson, and Lincoln. Josh is an avid golfer and sports junkie. You'll likely find him enjoying coffee at local coffee shops or trying out a new restaurant with Susanna. 

David Gilbert


David has been a church member since its founding in 2003, where he currently serves as an elder. He has a powerful preaching gift and a passion for worship. He currently oversees worship and the sound team. David serves at Grace with his wife, Marla, and son, Noah. He works for Phillips 66, and his main hobbies are fishing, shooting, and BBQing.

J.D. Rogers


J. D. has been a member of Grace Community Fellowship since 2008 and currently serves as an elder.  He is a gifted musician and currently oversees our nursery, media team, and church hospitality.  He married his wife Shirley in 2000, and they serve at Grace along with their two sons, Colton and Carson.  J. D. works for Olin, where he serves as a piping lead. His main hobbies are playing guitar, photography, videography, and shooting.

Ron Miles


Ron has been a member of Grace since 2019 and currently serves as an elder.  He is a gifted administrator, teacher, and coach. Ron currently oversees the men’s and women’s ministries and building and grounds.  He is married to Loretta, they have two married sons, six grandchildren, and one great-grandson.  Ron is retired but remains active in helping individuals with their career goals. His main hobbies are playing golf and doing home projects.