Our Staff

Chad McCartney: Senior Pastor

Chad grew up in Minnesota and he and his wife, Keri, have lived in Texas since 1999. Chad and Keri were married in 1991 and are the parents of five children. Their family enjoys participating in many outdoor activities. Chad joined the pastoral staff of Grace in 2003 and became the senior pastor in 2005. Both Chad and Keri committed their lives to Jesus Christ in college and that decision has been the center of their life, marriage and family. They love the fresh spirit that characterizes Grace and the frequent life change that is all around this Church.

Adrian Castillo: Associate Pastor

Adrian was born and raised in beautiful east Texas. He graduated from Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, TX after high school. During that time, he met and fell in love with his future wife, Daisy- from Laredo. While in Dallas, he was a drummer for a well-known Latin worship ministry, which afforded him the opportunity to travel to many Latin nations and experience their various cultures. He moved to Laredo and was married in 2006. Adrian worked as a youth pastor as well as technical director for eight years. He recently joined the Grace staff as Associate Pastor and looks forward to serving the growing church and local community. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, grilling out and the Dallas Cowboys. His favorite roles are being a husband to his wife Daisy and father to their three young children.

Timothy Rowley: Student and Career Pastor

Pastor Tim was born in Dallas and moved to Laredo as a young child. He attended Laredo schools as a youth and graduated from Alexander High School. After high school, he attended John Brown University and completed degrees in Business Administration and Youth Ministry. Following college, he worked as a stock broker in Denver for a couple years before eventually moving home to work for UISD as a teacher and a coach. He is now serving as the Student & Career Pastor at Grace Bible Church, and oversees the middle school, high school, college, and career ministries. He has been a part of Grace Bible from the church’s beginning and is excited to see how God continues to work in the city of Laredo and Grace Bible Church.
“It has been an amazing journey with God, from when I first accepted Him as my Savior as a child until now, as an adult, learning to love Him more each day. There is nothing more amazing than to watch God work, changing lives, softening hardened hearts, healing deep hurts, and restoring people to an amazing personal relationship with Him. God is moving in this city, and I’m eager to see what He is going to do next!”

Keri McCartney: Children's Ministry Director

Keri was raised in Minnesota, attended Augsburg College in Minneapolis where she majored in Elementary Education.  In 1991 she married Chad and moved to Oregon where they pursued careers in education. In 1999 Keri and Chad moved to Texas where she stayed at home and raised their 5 children. Keri and Chad came to Grace Bible Church in 2003. She feels blessed to be part of the friendly church community whose love for Christ is fresh and passionate. Keri has served in Children’s Ministry in various positions throughout the years. Most recently she served 2 years as the Elementary Teacher Developer. Keri has a passion to teach the children the Word of God and to teach and encourage families to do the same.

Isai Gutierrez: Worship Leader

Isai Gutierrez was born and raised in Laredo, TX. He grew up in a Christian household and attended a family-church-plant named “Agape Comunidad Cristiana.” He learned of his calling to Worship Ministry his senior year. During that year a couple of his friends and him decided to begin a movement called “Uth4Christ”. Isai then met Tim Rowley through this movement and was allowed the opportunity to work with Grace’s Youth Worship the Fall of 2013 – Summer of 2014. Now he has been given the chance to lead Grace’s Worship Ministry.

Eddie Aranda: Membership and Volunteer Coordinator

Eddie Aranda, born and raise in Laredo, TX. Graduated with a degree in marketing from UTSA. He is involved in basketball training, spinning instructor, plyometrics instructor at to local gyms. Married to his wife CJ Aranda and has two boys Aaron and Ethan. They all enjoy sports as a family. He became a believer in April 2008 and has been attending Grace since then. Eddie joined the Grace staff team as a Membership and Volunteer Coordinator in February 2010 and in 2013 he took over Small Groups Coordinator. Currently he is in seminary at Knox Seminary. Eddie is also a die hard Steeler Fan!

Beatriz Solis: Administrative Assistant

Beatriz is married to Luis Solis and mother of 3, Stephanie, Zamia, and Luis. She loves cooking and gardening and enjoys watching the Food Network and Home and Garden Television. Bea began attending Grace Bible Church in 1994, when her family moved to Laredo, Texas. Since 2000, Bea has been working at Grace Bible Church as the Administrative Assistant. She also volunteers in the nursery at the church. What she really likes about Grace is the welcoming environment and the people who attend. She loves her work and the people she works with. Bea came to know the Lord 27 years ago when she began dating her husband.

Clarissa Santos: Worship Coordinator

Clarissa was born and raised in Laredo. She became a believer at the age of 15 and has been attending Grace since 2010. Aside from working in the office during the week, Clarissa assists with the Audio/Visual Ministry on Sundays.

Sunday Services at 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM
Grace Bible Church
5303 Alabama Street Laredo, Texas
(956) 726-3899