Rick Zaman serves as the pastor-teacher of Grace Bible Church and he has been on the pastoral staff at GBC for over ten years. As a junior in high school, Rick repented of his sin and trusted Christ. And from early on in his Christian life, he has been ministering God’s Word in one-to-one settings, small groups, and eventually public teaching.
Rick serves the body at Grace by pointing people to Christ in His word through preaching, teaching, discipling, training, and counseling. In 2009 Grace Bible Church ordained and called him to be an elder and, in March 2016, the elders and congregation installed Rick as the pastor-teacher. Rick earned degrees from The Master’s College (B.A.) and Seminary (M.Div.) and then completed his doctorate from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min.).
Born in the Kansas City area, Rick loves all things Kansas and Kansas City sports. He enjoys playing sports from disc golf to basketball, when he is not spending time with his family. Rick and Erin have been married for over thirteen years and are blessed with four young children.
“By His grace, I want God’s people at GBC to see the greatness and glory of Jesus Christ, so that they would love Him and live for Him. And Christ is most clearly beheld as we open and explain the Bible. So, Christ and His word must form the center to our church’s ministry and mission.” - Rick
Through God's grace, Brian called upon Christ as Lord and Savior shortly after graduating from high school. While in college at James Madison University, God began to grow his love for Christ and His Word through involvement with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and his attendance at Covenant Presbyterian Church. Brian has been married to his wife, Jenn, since 1997, and attending Grace since the fall of 2008. They are blessed with six children: Coleman, Emmie, Calvin, Ellerie, Carter, and Evie. Brian works for Shaw Systems Associates, Inc. as a senior software developer. Brian has been able to serve the body at Grace through his involvement with the music ministry, as well as discipling and fellowship groups. The church appointed him as Elder in April of 2011.
ELDER; ASSOCIATE PASTOR
The grace of the Lord Jesus rescued Bill from the punishment of sin and changed his heart to trust in Jesus Christ while attending high school. Bill was baptized a few weeks later. During high school and while attending VCU as a graphic design student, the Lord was faithful, through many struggles and temptations, to continue the good work He began in Bill's life. The Lord brought Amy into Bill's life while at VCU. They were married in 1995 and became members of Grace Bible Church. After working in graphic design for a number of years, in 2001, GBC commissioned them to serve as full-time missionaries in El Paso, Texas. Their role was to help establish Grace Bible Fellowship and work with Southwestern Gospel Ministries to Children. In 2012, Bill and Amy moved back to Virginia to serve along side the body of GBC. God has blessed them with three children, Taylor, Ethan and Emily. Bill was confirmed as an Elder at Grace in April of 2013, and currently serves as Chair of the Elder Board.
Jack has served as an Elder and Trustee since 1990 and is an original member at GBC. Married to Marilyn since 1981, they have three adult children; Cody, Evan, and Tyler, who are all members at Grace, and attend with their families. Jack and Marilyn are the proud grandparents of four granddaughters. He coordinates a weekly evangelistic outreach to the students at Virginia Commonwealth University, where a number of Grace members engage students in one on one conversations about who Jesus is, what He has done, and what that means to them. One of Jack’s favorite quotes is “What we do today matters for eternity because there IS an eternity.” Jack’s day job is a financial advisor with Colonial River Wealth Management.
Raised in a Christian family in Ohio and later in North Carolina, Charles put his faith in Jesus Christ shortly before the age of 10. After studying architecture at Clemson and the University of Maryland, College Park, Charles settled in Richmond in 1990 with his new bride, Julia. They began attending Grace Bible Church in the fall of 1991, and Charles began serving as an elder in 1998. Charles is also a principal in the Richmond architectural firm of BCWH. Charles and Julia have three daughters, Sarah, Elise and Sofie. The Piper's prayer for the believers at Grace Bible Church is that each one would ''walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.'' Colossians 1:10
While growing up in Baltimore in a Christian family, Rob dedicated his life to the Lord at an early age, and through God’s grace has faithfully served Christ ever since. Several years after college, Rob attended law school in Virginia Beach where he met his wife. Together with their children, they began attending Grace Bible Church early in 2005 and became members later that year. Rob is a practicing attorney in Richmond. He has been involved at Grace by providing counsel, ushering and greeting, assistant teaching in Children’s Bible Classes, and leading a Fellowship Group. Rob was confirmed as an Elder in April of 2013.
On Sunday evening, April 5, 1959 at the Berean Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Bill committed his life to his Lord Jesus Christ. Bill grew up in Oklahoma and was schooled in the sciences at Northeastern State College in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Later, Oklahoma State University granted him a Master of Chemical Engineering Degree. Bill married Mary Ann Nelson of Potter, Nebraska in 1979, and God has given them three children, Burke, Sophie and Warren. Bill works for Integrity Consulting, a Health, Safety and Environmental Compliance consulting firm. Shortly after moving to Richmond, Bill and Mary Ann joined the newly founded Grace Bible Church in the Spring of 1990. In September 1990, Bill began serving as an elder of Grace Bible Church.
Stephen repented of his sin and trusted in Christ as a young person. This faith grew deeper, especially through High School, as God’s kindness continued to lead Stephen to repentance (Rom 2:4) in the midst of sinful pursuits. In college the Lord blessed him with many friendships, leaders, and leadership experiences with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IV). He also met his wife, Amy, on an IV mission’s trip to South Africa. Stephen graduated from the University of Delaware in 2010 with a degree in Finance and began a career at DuPont. Stephen and Amy married in 2011 and in 2012 they relocated with DuPont to Richmond, VA, to pursue further roles in Finance and Sales. Shortly after moving they found Grace Bible Church and became members, serving in the Adult Bible Class, Fellowship Group, and Youth Ministries. In June 2016, Stephen transitioned from DuPont to serve full-time at Grace Bible Church focusing primarily on Youth ministry. Stephen and Amy have two children, Bethany and Timothy, whom they thank God for!
Kyle’s faith began as a young child at a VBS in Macon, Georgia. God called him to confess his sin and acknowledge his need for a perfect, all powerful Savior. Since that moment of conversion, God has been guiding and building into Kyle’s life through His word and His church. In high school, God began to draw Kyle to ministry and instill a desire to serve and teach. Kyle is engaged to be married to his best friend, Noelle Hisle. Kyle and Noelle have both been at GBC with their families for the past 10 years. Kyle currently assists with the High School and Middle School ministry where he can help others pursue Christ by teaching God’s word. After completing a part-time internship over the Spring semester, Kyle began a full-time in-depth internship at GBC this summer. By working closely with the Staff Elders, Kyle is able to see God’s work in His church first hand. Kyle desires to be used by God to help other members of GBC in their pursuit of Christ.
Luke has been at Grace Bible Church for the duration of his life, and he was saved while sitting under the teaching in the High School Bible Class. God was gracious in opening Luke’s eyes to his sinful nature and lifestyle (Ephesians 2:8), and he now desires to live a God honoring life seeking the things above (Colossians 3:1). Since graduating High School, Luke became a member of the church in 2015. He has grown to have a heart and desire for Youth Ministry and to teach the word of God. Luke was involved in a full-time ministry internship last summer at Grace (2016), and he is currently in a part-time internship this summer working with the Youth. Luke is also attending Longwood University in pursuit of a degree in Education so that he can continue working in Youth Ministries as a teacher in the Public School setting.
By God's mercy, June has trusted in Christ for many years, and has been at GBC since early 1992. Serving as the church Administrative Assistant since June of 2006, she is married to Rod, and they have a married son and two grandsons (Tyler, Maria, Timothy and Jacob - in New York state) and a married daughter in Richmond (Whitney and Logan Boggs).
Deacons and Deaconesses
Randy and Nancy Boyd • Administration Board
Bob and Marcie Dobrowolski • Benevolence
Cindy Locke, Supplies • Purchasing
Barry Marshall • Greeting and Parking
Elaine Mazzo • BookNook
Kevin and Wendy Routhier • Administration Board
Marcos Silva • Facility Cleaning (for Sunday)
David Word • Facilities
Please call the Church Office if you would like to contact an individual Deacon.
Pastoral Office Location
Windsor Executive Center
605 North Courthouse Road, Suite 103
Midlothian, Virginia 23236