Ryan Beverly

Lead Pastor

Ryan was born in Austin and raised in Buda. He grew up attending church but in high school, Jesus invaded his heart and his life was changed forever. Ryan has served in ministry for over 20 years and he has a passion for encouraging people from all walks of life to know Jesus and reach their full potential. The city of Buda holds a special place in his heart and one of his greatest desires is to see the families of this city flourish through the abundant life that Jesus came to give. 

Ryan has been married to his best friend, Kate, for nine years and they have a daughter who is the joy and delight of their lives. Outside of church, you can find Ryan watching football, smoking meat, encouraging everyone to try his hot sauce, and going for a new PR at the gym.

Mike Cannon

Elder
Mike faithfully serves the church he feels proud to have called home since 2015. Currently, he is the oversight for the Kingdom Kids ministry and Facilities Manager for GCF. Mike also leads the Security Team–an incredible team of men who prioritize creating a safe, secure environment for members and guests each week.   
 
Mike attended the only university in Texas, A&M. (Whoop!) He is married to the lovely Stephanie, who manages The Lodge at Grace Weddings + Events. Mike and Stephanie are parents to three of the best children ever named Colby, Madison, and Abigail. 

Kasey Christie

Elder

Kasey has an unquenchable thirst for the truth. Because of this, he is passionately driven to ask the hard questions that bring about thought, growth, and a better understanding of God’s big plan for each of us. As both a computer engineer and a lawyer, Kasey’s quest for the truth applies to his professional career as well.

After an early childhood of living abroad, Kasey met Jesus on a church bus in east Texas at thirteen years old. Although he attended and graduated from Texas universities, Kasey lived for twenty years in the Pacific Northwest. He returned to Texas because God told him to move to South Austin. Upon their return, Kasey and his family found a home at GCF Hays.

Kasey has been married to his high-school sweetheart and best friend, Tanya, for almost three decades. Together they are parenting three amazing young women, Isabel, Hope, and Dorothy, and a slew of pets. If you’re trying to track Kasey down, you might find him deadlifting at the gym, performing improvised comedy at his theater, rooting for God’s team–the Dallas Cowboys, or spending time with his family & friends at the latest Star Wars or Marvel movie!