Gary Moore is the National Director of Canada. As such he serves as ministry leader, and coordinates the administration and missions of the fellowship in Canada. Congregations began to develop in Canada in the early 1960's, and have grown to a national family of over 60 churches since then.
Gary married Wendy (Holladay) in June 2006. Wendy, a native South African, served as the National Director in South Africa. Gary served the church in southern Africa from June 2006 until June 2007. Gary and Wendy now live in Canada.
Due to the connection with southern Africa, Gary has been partnered to serve with Kalengule Kaoma as Missions Directors for Africa. Gary's responsibilities include the activities of the church in South Africa, and the areas directly administered from there - Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique and Mauritius. Also, the Canadian congregations and members have taken a special responsibility to help fund mission efforts in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Further, due to the fact that about 1/3 of our African congregations are French speaking, a supportive relationship is forming between those churches and the French-speaking congregations in Canada.
Joseph Tkach is the president and pastor general of Grace Communion International. He has served in the denomination as an ordained minister since 1976. He has co-pastored congregations in Detroit, Michigan; Phoenix, Arizona, as well as Pasadena and Santa Barbara-San Luis Obispo, California.
Joseph Tkach succeeded his father, Joseph W. Tkach Sr. as pastor general when the elder Tkach died in 1995.
Dr. Tkach's education includes attendance at Ambassador College from 1969 to 1973, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in theology. He received a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Western International University in Phoenix, Arizona in 1984. He received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California, in May 2000.
His job-related experience in social work began in 1976 where he worked for Arizona's Boys Ranch, a private agency, until 1977. His responsibilities involved the development and implementation of rehabilitation programs for juvenile delinquents. From 1977 to 1984 he worked for the State of Arizona as a social service worker with an institutional and community caseload serving the developmentally disabled population. While working for Intel Corporation from 1984 to 1986 in Phoenix, Arizona, he supervised the corporate services training department. He was hired to work in the GCI Church Administration department in 1986.
Christian growth, proclamation and unity are of utmost importance to Dr. Tkach. He is on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Evangelicals, for Grace Communion Seminary, and for the Office of Reconciliation & Spiritual Mediation. He serves on the Doctor of Ministry Committee at Azusa Pacific University. He attends yearly regional and international conferences with leaders of the Grace Communion International to encourage Christian growth, share ideas, motivate and discuss the church's goals for the upcoming year.
Born December 23, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Tkach spent most of his childhood in Chicago until his parents moved to Pasadena in 1966. Married in 1980, Dr. Tkach and his wife Tammy have one son, Joseph Tkach III, and one daughter, Stephanie.
J. Michael Feazell served for many years as Vice-President of Grace Communion International, Executive Editor of Christian Odyssey magazine, and host of the You're Included video series. He earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University and has written Liberation of the Worldwide Church of God.
James Henderson, in addition to being National Director in the United Kingdom, is also one of the Missions Directors for Europe. He writes the following:
Modern Europe is changing. Alongside stereotypical national images is emerging a new world order with staggering potential. The sad thing is that this brave new world is often godless. God is not on the agenda. Europe has been called neo-pagan, post-Christian.
Of course, communities of Christians do survive and at times thrive, and in some places an archaic form of Christianity remains amidst the debris of failed state religion, adhered to nominally for the most part. Faith in Christ, however, is in short supply whereas secularism, humanism and faith as multiculturalism seem the order of the day. To be a Christian is regarded as possibly fanatical, a social indiscretion or an embarrassing inconvenience.
Europe is stony ground indeed for the gospel. But the work of faith must go on. Christians tell their stories of courageous faith amidst an increasingly disinterested and sometimes hostile society.
What can our denomination do in the spiritual wilderness that is Europe? We think that God can perform a miracle. Just as he transformed the five loaves and two fishes and fed thousands, so Christ can take what little we offer and through his miracle feed spiritually tens of thousands. Scattered throughout Europe we have grace-filled congregations and contacts who seek to be used by God in his mighty work. We need to hold their hands in faith. Below is an introduction to their stories. Please pray with us that God will use us to proclaim the good news of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Gary Deddo is the newest addition to the GCI denominational team. He is serving as Doctrinal Advisor and Senior Editor. Dr. Gary Deddo works for Grace Communion International and teaches at Grace Communion Seminary. He earned his PhD at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland under Professor James Torrance. He is Founding President of the T. F. Torrance Theological Fellowship, and author of numerous articles and books, including Karl Barth’s Theology of Relations and George McDonald: The Devotional Guide to His Writing.