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Lead Pastor
John Byrne 
John is originally from Minnesota where he grew up enjoying the outdoors, especially hunting.  He met his wife in college (also a Minnesota native) and convinced here to marry him at the young ages of 19 & 20.  In 1998 a daughter arrived on the scene followed 7 years later by a son.  In 2008 John and the family moved to Colorado to be the Pastor of Student Ministries at a church in Littleton.  While John loved his time working with youth, he felt God calling him to a new chapter in ministry.  He went back to school at Denver Seminary to get his MDiv.  After finishing his classwork in May of 2015, John accepted the position of Lead Pastor at Grace and began his tenure June 1, 2015.  

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Associate Pastor
Jim Watters 
Jim is a Denver native who graduated from South High School.  He began ministry as a youth pastor in 1975 and has served in local churches for 40 years.  He has also served as a board member for several non-profit organizations including positions with Love, INC.; The Denver Street School, The Rocky Mountain CB association, Caring Hands Pregnancy Center and a volunteer with the Severe Weather Shelter Network. He served on staff at Crossroads of the Rockies from 2006- 2011.  He has been married to Wendy for 33 years and they have three sons: Ben (28), Kenton (27) and Logan (19).  Jim loves all kinds of sports and spending time with his family.

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Youth Director
Kevin Santiago
My name is Kevin Santiago, and I’m the Youth Director at Grace Fellowship of Lakewood. My wife, MaCayla, and I are both Florida natives; we moved to Colorado in 2013 so I could attend Denver Seminary. Currently, I am finishing up an MA in Apologetics & Ethics, and I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University. Helping people grow in their understanding of Christianity and to be able to properly defend the Christian faith are among my passions. If you have questions about the Youth Ministry such as how to get involved, what Youth Ministry is like, or any other questions, feel free to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Office Manager
Cheryl Hernandez
I married my husband Mike an amazing, loving, caring and compassionate man in May of 1996. We have 3 beautiful children Alexandria, Michelle, and Andrew; whom God has richly blessed our lives with. We love going camping and spending time together in the mountains; and we enjoy spending time together around a fire pit roasting marshmallos and making s'mores to name a few.  I have been the Office Manager and Bookkeeper since May of 2006. I serve an amazing God and love serving His children in these roles along with leading women's ministry.     

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Children's Ministry Director
Narci Erskine
I am Narci Erskine and I am the Children’s Ministry Director for Grace Fellowship of Lakewood. I am the wife of a wonderful husband, Chris, and the mother of 5 beautiful children. I have a background in Early Childhood Development and Elementary Education through Eastern Wyoming College and CU Denver. I have a passion to teach children about the love of Jesus and to see them grow into a relationship with him. My own children range in age from baby to teenager, so we are quite busy running from school to sports. I enjoy cheering my children on at soccer and basketball games and watching my daughter’s perform in dance and tumbling. As the Children's Ministry Director, it is helpful to have children involved so I know up close and personal what changes may need to take place and what is working great. I have been the Children's Ministry Director since October 2014 and look forward to serving the Lord by serving the children of our community for as long as God continues to call me.


James Nix


Worship Leader
James Nix

We moved to Colorado in 2013 so that I could attend Denver Seminary, where I study Mental Health Counseling. Sierra stays busy as an EMT in the Denver Metro area. We have loved how much fun we get to have in the mountains here; some of our favorite things to do are backpacking trips, trail running, rock climbing, traveling, and skiing. 

I am passionate about authentic faith and worship. Denver has been a great place for us to continue to grow in our faith and we are excited about where God is leading us and what plans he has for us as we proceed along the journey!


Service Times & Location

Sunday Service Time:

10:00 am

Your invited to attend

Grace Family Time at 9:40 am


9210 W. 2nd Avenue

Lakewood, CO 80226