Our Staff

Scott Ford, Lead Pastor

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IMG_7255Scott grew up In New Richmond, Ohio and attended Kentucky Christian University from 1987-1992.  In his Senior year at KCU he was the youth minister at Pikeville Church of Christ (Now Cornerstone Christian).  Upon graduation in 1992 he did his resident internship at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville Kentucky.  After his internship he was the youth minister at Bedford Acres Christian Church in Paris, Kentucky for almost two years and then spent the next eleven years as the middle school pastor at Southland Christian Church in Lexington, Kentucky.  In 2005 Scott became the Director of Student Ministries at Adventure Christian Church in Roseville, California. Then in June of 2010 Scott came back to the great state of Kentucky to serve at First Church of Grayson.  Scott is married to Mandy Ford and they have two children…  Josh and Baylee Ford.   His favorite scripture is Micah 6:8 “He has shown you, O man, what is good.  And what does the Lord require of you?  To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”



Ben James, Family Life Pastor

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IMG_20141119_153025_393 Ben grew up right here in Carter County, Kentucky. Ben graduated from East Carter High School in 1996. Ben is married to Kim James and they have one daughter, Rachel. Ben began his ministry in 1998 as a youth minister in the Grayson area. During that time he did his residency before stepping out into his first pastorate in 2004 at Heartland Christian Fellowship in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.  He then returned home to Grayson in 2006 where he served as Associate Pastor at New Hope Church of God.  In the autumn of 2008 Ben became the Senior Pastor at GRACEland Church in Ashland, KY.  Then in November of 2014 Ben accepted the invitation to serve at First Church of Grayson.    His favorite scripture is 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation. Old things have passed away, and behold all things are made new”



Vicki Gilbert, Secretary

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IMG_20141119_152933_620Vicki grew up right here in Carter County and graduated from West Carter High School.  She attended ashland Community College.  She is married to W.C. Gilbert and they have two children Chad and Kayla.     Her favorite scripture is Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.






Leslie Menix, Children’s Ministry

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Leslie1 Leslie came to Grayson in 1994 to attend Kentucky Christian University.  Four years later her plans were to go back home to Indianapolis, but God had other plans! After graduation, she began working at Kentucky Christian University and continued working there until she became a stay-at-home mom.

Quote from Leslie: “When I left Indianapolis in 1994, I had no idea what was in my future. It is exciting to look back and see the Lord’s hand at work in my life!!!   Starting this journey and working with the children at First Church of Christ has been an adventure!!!  I can’t wait to see what the Lord has in store!!!  My husband, Eric and my 3 children (Grant, Haley, and Drew) live in Carter City.”