Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Elder led

Grace Church is led by a group of men called "Elders" as outlined in Scripture.
This group serves in a purely volunteer basis as the legal officers and spiritual guides of the church.
The lay elders are joined on the Elder Board by the pastors who submit to the protection of the unified decisions of the entire board.

Bishop Steven arnold

Pastor

Bishop has been in the Little Rock area all his life. He has served as the pastor of numerous churches including St Mark Baptist and Grace Temple before forming Grace United. He is a graduate of Philander Smith and Memphis Theological Seminary. He and his wife have 6 kids and a plethora of grandkids.

joshua hurlburt

Pastor

Joshua has been in Little Rock since 2007 and served as youth pastor, associate pastor, and lead pastor of Grace Church before forming Grace United. He is a graduate of Crichton College and Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his wife have 4 kids.

Neal Scoggins

Pastor

Neal has been in the Little Rock area all his life. He has served on the staff of numerous church and planted City of Refuge Community Church before coming over to found Grace United. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Liberty University.  He and his wife have 4 kids.

aaron & kristi Kurtz

Youth Pastor

Aaron & Kristi grew up at Grace Church (one of the churches that formed Grace United) and, after graduating college (ASU), came back to Little Rock and took over as the youth leaders. They have 2 boys

Jessica garrett

Worship Leader

Jessica is a Conway native and graduated from UCA. She discovered her gift of singing at the age of six. Since then, God has used this gift to encourage many. She is a Christian recording artist and devotional writer.

Cordell Piggee

Worship Leader

Cordell is a Little Rock native and went to UCA. His passion for worship and leading through song has been evident for much of his life and His love for Jesus overflows to our people. He and his wife have 4 kids. 

Dana clowers

Grace Kids & Finance

Dana has been in ministry much of her life as she has been on staff with FamilyLife and served alongside her husband in many local churches. She is a double-threat keeping our finances in check and leading our kid ministry.

Karen Wenneker

Office

Karen came to Little Rock as a missionary with Cru and FamilyLife. She is the glue that holds everything together at Grace United as the "catch all" staff member. We wouldn't know what to do without her.

Paul catron

Finance

Paul is who keeps us on our financial toes. Having retired from military service, he is a compassionate and encouraging leader who looks to serve Jesus by serving others. He and his wife have 2 kids.