Joey Candillo: Lead Pastor
Megan Candillo: Children’s Director
Joey grew up in Independence and graduated from William Chrisman in 1992. He got into a lot of trouble as a teenager and young adult. In 1997, he went to prison for a short time for selling drugs. While in there he became a Christian. After getting out he surrendered to full time ministry and enrolled at Baptist Bible College in 1998. He graduated in May of 2002. In September of the same year, he planted The Milestone Church in inner-city Kansas City. In 2004, the Milestone Church merged with Bales Baptist Church and Joey became the pastor of Bales. He resigned from Bales in the fall of 2013 and began to make plans to launch Grace Church. He married Megan in May of 2005. Joey is blessed with five children (Caitlyn, Josiah, Grace, Madison, and Jaxon). In his spare time he loves to hunt and fish. He is passionate about connecting people with God.
Chad Toney: Worship Pastor
Chad was saved as a child at a neighborhood Backyard Bible Club. He married Carol in 1998 and is blessed with two children (Ian and Payton). Chad has been a Worship Pastor for the past 8 years. He is a very talented and accomplished musician and is the lead singer of a Christian band. He has a passion for God and a compassion for people. He loves to lead others to worship Jesus.
Ron Davis: Maintenance
Shirley Davis: Secretary
Jenna Remack: Administrative Assistant
Jenna is married to Bobby and they have a newborn son named Sawyer. They moved to the area from Central Illinois in January of 2015 and she joined the staff in July of 2015. Jenna enjoys reading, crafting and organizing. She loves to help everything run smoothly at the office and on Sunday.