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Our Pastors

We are delighted to introduce you to our pastoral team. Pastors Ed and Deborah Chesser have a real love for people. We look up to them as our pastors, but we also love them as our friends.

 The Chessers

Ed Chesser and Deborah Ayers met in St. Louis, Missouri while attending Gateway College of Evangelism. Ed was from the Chicago suburbs, and Deborah was from Grapevine. They were married in Irving, Texas the summer before their final year at Gateway. After graduation they began ministry together in Lewisville, Texas as an assistant pastor and music director. After two and one half years there, they evangelized around the nation for six months. At that time they became assistant pastor, youth leader, and music director in Chicago Heights, Illinois. God would then lead them to take the pastorate of a church in Pontiac, Illinois. God blessed in many ways in their seven years of labor there. While in Illinois Ed served on the Illinois District UPC Youth Committee for ten years as well as serving as the District Bible Quiz Coordinator. God then opened the door for them to come to Grapevine, where they have pastored since June of 1988. While pastoring in Grapevine Ed also served as the principal of Landmark Christian Academy in Lewisville, Texas for twelve and one half years. Deborah has become a desired Bible teacher with her series on "Majestic Women" and is in the process of writing her first book.