our team

Pastors & Staff

Justin Blankenship

Lead Pastor

Justin, his wife Bekah, and their boys have been a part of Gracewood Community Church since September 2016. They met at ministry school in Texas, Bekah’s home state, in 1998, and got married in 2001. Justin has traveled on short-term missions to Costa Rica, Haiti, Honduras, Cyprus, Turkey, Egypt and to several other Middle Eastern countries. Bekah has spent time in Mexico and Africa on short-term missions. They lived in Texas for 15 years, serving in the local church there as worship leaders and youth volunteers. After relocating to Virginia in 2016, they quickly became involved in the local church serving in worship, international missions, and youth ministry. As Lead Pastor, Justin has a passion for seeing people use their gifts and talents for the Kingdom of God and for helping the church thrive in its mission.

Samantha Hess

Children's Director

A graduate of Lebanon High School, Samantha married her high school sweetheart Jon and now has three handsome sons; Brennan, Kannan and Roman. She graduated from King University with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and is passionate about teaching children, showing them God’s love and helping them build a strong foundation in Christ. Samantha is excited about the work God is doing in Gracewood and the community.

Bekah Blankenship

Communications Director

Bekah's bio & photo coming soon...

Stephanie Curtis

Executive Assistant

Stephanie's bio & photo coming soon...

Ron Adams

Financial Manager

A graduate of Lebanon High School, Ronnie met his wife Tammy while in the youth program at Lebanon Baptist Church. They have one son, Caleb.  Ronnie graduated from Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!) with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Finance. He and his family are charter members of Gracewood Community Church as they followed Tim And Maegan from Community Heights Church.