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


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


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.

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.

Leah Jo wilsdon

Kids Pastor

Leah Jo has been working with kids forever. She has served multiple church staffs in the role of kid's director and served with the Arkansas Baptist state convention teaching others to do the same. 

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. 

Karen Wenneker


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


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.

Dana clowers

Office & Finance Assistant

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.