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Senior/Founding Pastors
Ricky and Cheryl Poteat

Pastor Ricky and Cheryl are the founding pastors of Grace Chapel. They have served since the church was started in August 1982 and still continue as  the Lead Pastors of Grace Chapel Foursquare Church today. Pastor Ricky has spent more that 45 years in ministry. Prior to starting Grace Chapel,  Pastor Ricky and Cheryl served as pastors of Golden Missionary Methodist Church and as Associate pastors of Sisk Memorial Missionary Methodist Church. They have been blessed with two children, Leslie born in 1977 and Eric who was born in 1979. Leslie still lives in Forest City and has blessed Pastor Ricky and Cheryl with their grandson, Chase Dotson, whom they love dearly and enjoy nothing more than spending time with him. Their son, Eric, went home to be with the Lord on April 6 1993. Pastor Ricky remains committed to finishing well the ministry which lays before him!


Executive Pastor & Kids Director
Paul & Katie McGinnis

Paul and Katie hold the positions of Executive Pastors within our church, responsible for providing guidance and leadership to our middle, high, and college age student communities. Paul’s expertise extends to overseeing all aspects of media, sound, and creative arts at Grace Chapel. Additionally, he works closely alongside Pastor Ricky to ensure the smooth and efficient functioning of the church’s operations. Katie, on the other hand, currently serves as our Kids Director, where she diligently supports the ministry by coordinating and support a team of teachers and helpers. They have a four year old son, Knox who is full of energy and all boy. They enjoy community and hosting gatherings with friends and family. -

Angel McGinnis
Worship Leader

Angel, a gifted vocalist, has been honing her singing talents since she first learned to speak. Alongside her parents, she has played an integral role in our worship from the very inception of Grace Chapel. As her parents gracefully passed the baton, Angel seamlessly transitioned into the role of our worship leader, guiding and leading our services into a profound worship experience. Alongside her loving husband, Clint, Angel is a proud parent to three sons and grandparents to two precious grandchildren. With her leadership, Angel spearheads a team of exceptionally talented musicians and singers, collectively creating an awe-inspiring atmosphere of worship. Angel and Clint find immense joy in spending quality time with their cherished family, often indulging in cookouts.


Julie Henson
Administrative Assistant 

Julie, an invaluable asset to our church, fulfills the crucial role of church administrative assistant, ensuring the seamless operation of various administrative tasks and diligently managing the church’s finances. Her expertise and dedication are instrumental in maintaining the smooth functioning of Grace Chapel. Additionally, Julie extends her support to the church during special events, further enhancing the overall experience for our congregation. Complementing her commitment to the church, Julie’s husband, Brannan, has been an member of our worship team for several years, skillfully playing the drums, bass, and guitar. Together, they are blessed with a beautiful daughter named Harper and find joy in pursuing physical fitness and embarking on new and exciting adventures. It is worth noting that Brannan also serves as the proud owner of Big Dave’s Family Seafood, further exemplifying his entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to his community.

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