Pastors

Our pastors tend to the spiritual needs of our church body as they teach and facilitate worship.

Bob_headshotBob Crain – Senior Pastor
rcrain@gfcoakforest.org

Robert Crain has served as the Senior Pastor of Grace Fellowship Church since January 1997. He received his Bachelors Degree from Pittsburg State University and his Master of Divinity Degree from The Master’s Seminary. Bob and his wife Linda have three daughters and five amazing grandchildren.

Len_headshot-1Len Hardt – Associate Pastor
lhardt@gfcoakforest.org

After retiring from public school education after 32 years, Len Hardt was added to the Pastoral Team as Associate Pastor in June 2011. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Governor State University and a Masters Degree from Olivet Nazarene University. He also studied at Trinity Theological Seminary in Indiana. Len has served the Grace Fellowship congregation as an elder and Bible teacher for over a decade. Len and his wife Colleen have two children and two granddaughters.

Greg_headshot-1Greg Coutts – Music Pastor
gcoutts@gfcoakforest.org

Dr. Greg Coutts has served as Associate Pastor of Music Ministries since June 2001. In addition to his duties at GFC, Greg is an Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and Chair of the Music Department at Saint Xavier University of Chicago. Greg and his wife Lisa have two married children and one adorable grandson.

Sam Bray – Associate Pastor
sbray@gfcoakforest.org

Sam Bray joined the staff in 2019 as Associate Pastor of Christian Education and Outreach. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute with a degree in Biblical languages. Sam and his wife Emilie have been so busy with schoolwork that they don’t have any hobbies yet, but stay tuned.

Stephen Anderson – Youth Pastor
sanderson@gfcoakforest.org

Stephen Anderson came on board as our Youth Pastor in 2019 while finishing his studies at Moody Bible Institute in Biblical languages. He and his wife Nikki love to fill their home with the laughter of hungry teenagers.