We believe the Bible.  We proclaim the Gospel.
We love one another.  We exalt Jesus Christ. 

8400 W Beloit Rd., West Allis, WI 53227

Meet the Pastors

Dr. Ross Layne
Pastor for Preaching and Teaching (senior pastor)

Born in Lake Jackson, Texas.  Grew up mostly in Clemson and Piedmont, South Carolina.  Married to Melissa and the father of two children.  Philip is a graduate from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville and married to Ellie. Ariail is a Registered Nurse at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. 


  • B. A. from Clemson University (1984).
  • M.Div. from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary (1987).
  • Th.M. and Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (1999, 2003).

 Ministry History

  • Pastor, Faith Baptist Church in Batesville, Arkansas (1988-1996).
  • Pastor, Cedar Hill Baptist Church, Owenton, Kentucky (1997-2004).
  • Senior Pastor, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Lavonia, Georgia (2004- 2009).
  • Associate Pastor, Grace Community Church, West Allis, Wisconsin (2010-2013).

Ted W.  Groves
Pastor for Biblical Counseling, Discipleship, and Missions

Privileged to be married to Linda and the father of three children: David, Police Chief of Hartford Police Department; in Hartford, WI; Jason who lives in Hartford; and Audrey who lives in Port Washington, WI. Ted and Linda are also proud grandparents many times over.   Was a school teacher (science) for 10 years prior to full-time ministry.


  • B. A. and M.A. from the University of Evansville
  • M.A. from Wheaton College


Ministry History

  • Assistant Pastor at the Berean Bible Church in Evansville, Indiana (1970-1975).
  • Senior Pastor at Grace Bible Church, West Allis, Wisconsin (1976-1988).
  • Founding Pastor of Grace Community Church, West Allis,Wisconsin (1988- Present).
  • Certified Biblical Counselor (ACBC and IABC)