Meet our Staff

Senior Pastor

Rev. Brian Horrell

I came to know the Lord Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior when I was 15.  I was born and raised in Winston-Salem, NC.  I graduated from Liberty University in 2012 with a BA in Pastoral Leadership/Biblical Exposition.  I was blessed to marry the love of my life, Laura, in 2012.  We have two daughters that enjoy keeping us busy.  I love spending time with my family, reading, playing disc golf and of course watching the Carolina Panthers every week!!  I have been serving in ministry since I was 17, but was blessed to be in student ministry for over five years before the Lord called me to Grace Baptist Church.  I am excited about what the Lord is doing at Grace and am looking forward to seeing how He continues to use this church to reach the lost with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Associate Pastor

Jonathan Chaney

I am thankful that God allowed me to grow up in a Christian home.  My parents and grandparents made church a priority, and at age 8, I understood the gospel for the first time and responded by trusting Jesus as my Savior.  I received my undergrad degree in Information Technology and have served in audio/visual ministry for many years.  I thought that would be my career but that was the door God used to get me into full-time ministry and ultimately calling me to preach and teach His Word.  I am currently attending Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary pursing my Master of Divinity.  I married my wife Nikki in 2002 and we welcomed our daughter, Sheridan, in 2004.  In the little bit of free time I currently have between studies, I love spending time with my family and visiting new places.  I am grateful and humbled to be a part of what God is doing at Grace Baptist and excited to see what He will continue to do!

Music Director

Donnie Smith

Donnie has been involved in music all of his life.  He has been a member of the Charlotte Choral Society and has served as Music Director at Berryhill Baptist Church and West Moreland Baptist Church and is presently servicing as Interim Music Director at Grace Baptist.  He is married to Hallel and they have one daughter, Lydia.  He enjoys spending time with family, eating and loves working in the yard.

Praise Team Director

Susan Woerner

Susan has served in music ministry since she was 13 years old in both contemporary and traditional settings. Susan is a graduate of Queens University with a Music-Business degree. Susan is currently serving as our Praise Team Director. She is married to Todd and together they have four "his, mine, and ours" daughters. Susan loves to travel, read, play board games, and spend time with family.


Bille Jean Millen

Billie Jean is a former paralegal who is delighted to be working here at Grace Baptist.  She handles financial records, church documents, and she keeps the church updated each week through church info and prayer emails.  She enjoys spending time with family, playing the piano, and following the Chicago Cubs.  She's been a fan for over 40 years!

300 Westland Farm Rd.

Mt. Holly, NC 28120


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