Our Team

Rooted in love & founded in faith!

Nathan & Laurie Hurst

Founding & Lead Pastors

As the, “must be crazy” leader of this upstart outfit, Nathan is passionate about Reaching People and Changing Lives. With experience in some of the nations largest and fastest growing churches and ministries, his pursuit of excellence is only overshadowed by his love for people.

Laurie is the organizational taskmaster of the bunch. She loves mentoring and leading women in their God-given purpose. Laurie is not only a confident, caring woman; she is consistently intentional about creating life-giving ministry in whatever task she undertakes.

Jef Spradley

Creative Arts Director 

As a creatively motivated individual, Jef is determined to create a worship experience that is not only meaningful but engaging. Jef is a passionate leader with a big vision. Jef’s blending of old and new comes as a skilled craftsman finds the heartbeat of culture. Interested in joining the worship team? CLICK HERE

Rebekah Wilson

Grace Kids Director

Rebekah is passionate about helping parents grow up kids who love Jesus. She and her team of talented leaders create curriculum that centers around a simple idea: Jesus is the hero. Each Sunday, your child will learn from the Bible in an age-appropriate way. 

She and her husband, Andrew, were summer-vacation sweethearts and now have a full family of three beautiful kids.

Jon Stratton

Youth Director

Jon in his own words; “I smile sometimes. I read a lot. I want to write.” Jon is dedicated to providing a place for students (6th -12th grade) to connect with God, with other students, and with older committed leaders that are committed to seeing students grow closer to Christ.

Susan Hart

1st Impressions Director

In Susan’s words, “Nothing brings me more joy than to sit down with others who have had a less than perfect life and let them know that God loves them as much as He loves me! As cheesy as it sounds, I want my life to make a difference in whatever area God sees fit to give me. If I don’t show them a better way, who will?”

Our Extended Team

Teamwork makes the dream work.  Here at Grace Family Church we rely on amazing people to achieve our God given vision.

Randy & Dena Porter

Elders and Ministry Directors

Randy and Dena have served in ministry for over 30 years. They are a great measure of support to any organization they link arms with. Randy heads our Healing Rooms and Healing Teams. The past year they prayed with hundreds of people and have seen a 60% success rate. Translation, we are praying for the sick and they are recieving healing. For mor information about our HEALING ROOMS CLICK HERE

DR. Art & Suzanne Pitz 

Elders and Whitefield Partners Directors

A lifetime of teaching and ministry make Art and Suzanne an invaluable asset to Grace Family Church. With extended experience in the field of education, they draw from years of experience in discipleship as education and experience.

Their heart to make a difference led them to start White Field Partners  a non-profit transformational development and humanitarian and social justice initiatives in nations where we have viable indigenous partners.

Power of People

Our Team

Power of Purpose

Our Heart

Power of Pursuit

Our Way


Grace Family Church of the Quad Cities is a non-denominational church in Davenport, Iowa. Our church exists to bring people into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ that empowers and equips them to become who they were created to be through an authentic life of faith.We are easily accessible from Bettendorf, Rock Island, and Moline via I-280.

10:00 AM

Restoration Ministry:
12:30 PM
1st & 3rd Sundays


6713 W River Dr
Davenport, IA 52802


P.O. Box 1105
Bettendorf, IA  52722