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Meet Our Staff

Josh Lough

Senior Pastor

Josh Lough has been married to his wife, Laura, for twenty years. They have three children: Savannah, Trinity, and Luke. His Passion is to faithfully teach God's Word so people can know and enjoy the person of Jesus Christ. Josh graduated from Moody Bible Institute and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. 

Joe bennett

Equipping Pastor

Joe and his wife Chloe live to help others see and respond to the all-surpassing worth of knowing Jesus. They have two children, Judah and Nora. Joe is a graduate of Cedarville University and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The Bennetts love the community at Grace Bible Church and have a passion for equipping the saints for the work of ministry, building up the local church through the foundation of the Word.

Emily Avery

Grace Kids Director

Emily grew up involved in the community of Grace Bible Church. She loves to spend her time volunteering in various ministries such as Upward Basketball, Grace Kids, Grace Student Ministries, Vacation Bible School and Life Group. Her desire is to partner with parents in sharing biblical truths with the next generation so they may come to know Christ. You can often find her joking with the kids, giving high fives, teaching in classes, and playing with play-doh.

Tamara Avery

Office Administrator 

Tamara and her husband Darren have been active members of Grace Bible Church
for over 20 years and have served in many ministries. They also enjoy the blessings of 4
children. Tamara especially enjoys serving the church with her family in
Youth Group, Children's Ministry, Worship Team, Upward Basketball, and Life
Group. They love the people of this church and desire to serve God in a way
that will glorify him.

Kaitlyn Ring

Youth & Worship Administrator

Kaitlyn has been an active member in the rich community of Grace Bible Church since moving to the Canal Winchester area in mid-2019. A Cedarville University graduate, her love for ministry grew during her time serving & studying there. Kaitlyn especially enjoys pointing others to Jesus & growing more like Jesus herself through mentoring & discipleship. Her desire & heart is for the youth kids to know & love Jesus, and that she would glorify God in whatever time she spends with them. You can often find her meeting with students over coffee, attending sporting events, and making up goofy dances or handshakes with the kids. 

Kate Hocking


Kate has been attending Grace Bible Church since 2019 when she was wed to her husband, Josh, who had been attending for several years. Kate loves serving the church as  bookkeeper, a nursery helper, and the PDHC liaison. Her desire is to use God's unique gifting in her life, alongside the gifting of all church members, to strengthen the church body and bring glory to our Lord Jesus.