Dr. Justin Meier is lead pastor of Grace Church. Pastor Justin has most recently served on the denominational staff of the Churches of God, General Conference (Findlay, OH) as the Church Expansion Strategist working in the areas of church planting and church renewal, before coming to Grace church. He has also served as the Regional Director of Western Region of the CGGC.
Dr. Meier is a consultant to both local churches and denominations, a conference speaker, bible college and seminary teacher, and he also writes. His book Reclaim Your Mission will be released in fall 2018. Justin is married to Laura Beth, and they have three children; Lilly, Eli Hezekiah, and Josiah. The Meiers came to Richmond, MO to help restart and revitalize Grace Church (formerly Richmond Church of God) by sharing God's message of abundant grace through Jesus. As a family they love to work with people and see them grow into everything God has created them to be.
Serving our city is a core value of Grace Church. Justin has been elected to our City Council, he serves as President-Elect of our Chamber of Commerce, he is president of the Ray County Coalition, and President of Bridge of Hope women’s resource center.
Every once in awhile you will see our pastor wear a priest’s collar or clerical robes. He is a recognized Bishop in the Anglican Church (another denomination or type of church). While he usually preaches in jeans and a button up, you may see him dressed differently in different places.
Justin likes to coach sports, is a fan of Dave Matthews Band, enjoys hunting and fishing, loves to vacation at the beach and is always looking forward to what God is going to do next.
Laura Beth Meier is the women's pastor and church administrator at Grace Church. She is married to Pastor Justin and they have three amazing kids. Laura Beth has served on the Churches of God national Women's Ministry Team and has spoken at local, regional, and national conferences.