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Shaun Minnix: Lead Pastor

Pastor Shaun brings a unique perspective to helping people learn the Biblical truth of salvation. Shaun was born and raised in a Jehovah’s Witness home and didn’t hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ until he was a young man. At eighteen, Shaun accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior, leading him on a path to dedicate his life to God’s work. His passion for sharing the Gospel and God's Word led him to start New Horizon Baptist Church in Roanoke, VA in October 2011. In the summer of 2017, God led pastor Minnix to consolidate New Horizon with Grace Baptist Church to form New Grace Baptist Church.

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John Kraciuk: Associate Pastor

John has a deep passion for music and a special talent to inspire others to worship the Lord in song. He enthusiastically leads our congregational singing, choir performances, and praise music--as well taking care of our special music needs. John joined New Horizon in July of 2016 and became the associate pastor of New Grace in August 2017.

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Daryl Songer: Mission Director

Daryl and his family joined New Grace in February 2019 as Missions Director. He has been married to his wife, Dianna, for over twenty years and they have three boys, the oldest is newly married. 
Daryl has been involved in global ministry leadership since 1998. His undergraduate work was the World Christian Foundations program developed by the U.S. Center for World Missions (now Frontier Ventures) and his graduate work was completed at Liberty University. Daryl’s passion is to guide churches to people groups in the world with the least access to the gospel (Matthew 24:14)!
Daryl consults with local churches of all sizes and like faith (baptistic, but not exclusively Baptist) as a Ministry Associate with Propempo International. Areas of emphasis are:

  • People group adoption

  • Local church leadership

  • Engaging Islam

  • Thinking strategically about missions

  • Evaluating current global outreach

  • Missionary Care

  • Strengthening national church leadership

  • Setting goals, policy and guidelines

  • Engaging every corner of the world with the unchanging Gospel, effectively and efficiently

Stacy Kraciuk: Administrator

With her heart to serve, Stacy shines in her role as church administrator. She diligently takes care of the church’s day to day needs and is willing to help wherever is needed. Stacy joined the New Horizon team in July of 2016 with her husband, John and continues to serve as the church administrator for New Grace.