John Love
Youth Director

Pastor John Love graduated from Stevens School of the Bible in 1984 with a three-year diploma in Pastoral Studies and was then ordained that same year as a Minister of the Gospel. He is the Youth Pastor of Greater Grace World Outreach in Baltimore, Maryland, where he has been working with young people for over twenty years. Pastor Love has been a teacher at Maryland Bible College & Seminary since 1987 and also holds weekly Bible studies for professionals in the downtown Baltimore area.

He is the host of Grace hour, a live international Christian radio broadcast, broadcasting for over 50 years. He is Chaplain to the National Basketball Association´s New York Knicks, and has been conducting chapel services and counseling athletes before and after their games for over 20 years. Pastor Love and his wife of over 30 years, Maureen, live near Baltimore and are the parents of two daughters and have two grandchildren.


 

Pete Westera
Youth Ministry Director

Pastor Pete Westera was born in the Netherlands and introduced to Greater Grace through missionaries in 1977. He is the owner of foundation repair company called Basement Systems Inc. established in Elkton, Md.,16 years ago. He began serving as a youth leader for Greater Grace in 2005 and became Youth Director in 2011. He is a 2011 graduate of Maryland Bible College and Seminary. Pastor Pete travels extensively in Central Asia where he is a conference speaker. He resides in Fallston, Md., with his wife, Debbie, and two children.

 


 

David Ryan
Jr. Teen Ministry Director

Dave Ryan is originally from one of our affiliated Greater Grace churches in New England. He graduated from Greater Grace Christian Academy in 2003 and since then has been extremely involved in the youth ministry. He has since attended Maryland Bible College and Seminary and participated in over 20 missions trips in a dozen countries. Dave is also an actor, playing many parts in the famous Greater Grace Easter play production. He resides in Baltimore with his wife Jami-Lyn and two young children.


 

Elizabeth Dobbs
Youth Ministry Coordinator

Elizabeth Dobbs is a native of upstate New York where Elizabeth served as an assistant to the youth pastor in the Greater Grace Church in Malta, N.Y. She graduated from Hudson Valley Community College with an Associates degree in Business Administration in 2012 and from Maryland Bible College and Seminary in 2015 with an Associates in Biblical Studies. Though relatively new to the Youth Ministry Staff - coming on board in 2014 - Elizabeth is the anchor of the youth office together.  Her love for youth and heart to serve God are remarkable.