Who We Are
Grace Church of The Valley is a multi-generational and gospel-oriented Christian assembly, organized within confessional Baptist belief and practice with a simple leadership model consisting of church elders and deacons. We welcome you and your family to become acquainted with our leaders on this page.
Grace Church Elders
Deane Plew - Teaching Elder
Deane was raised in a very solid Baptist pastor’s home. He heard the Gospel day in and day out. However, he never came to true repentance in our Lord Jesus. His life was one of deception. His family suffered the consequences. At the age of 39 God’s Spirit broke Deane and brought him to His Savior & Lord in deep repentance. He is a graduate of Talbot Theological Seminary. God redeemed his family situation and today he Is the proud father of three living children and 14 grand-children. Jean, his wife of 49 years, is living proof of 1 Peter 3. She is an integral part of his ministry at Grace Church.
John Ellett - Elder
John was raised in an Evangelical Free Church and graduated from Westmont College where he met his wonderful and godly wife. Although he became a Christian at a young age, he is greatly encouraged by God’s sanctifying work in his life. He is the proud father of six children and takes his duty as a father as given in Deuteronomy 6 very seriously, leading Bible time at the dinner table regularly and involving his family in ministry and church activities. He feels very blessed to be a part of a church that values children and family and where the family can participate in the church service together.