Grace Church is led by a plurality of elders who will lead, teach, shepherd, and oversee the administration and finances of the church. The members of the church evaluate and confirm the elders.

When elders are in the process of being evaluated, they are named as part of a Steering Team which serves alongside the elders to provide additional wisdom in leading, teaching, shepherding, and oversight. 



Steve Fuller

Lead Pastor 


My name is Steve Fuller and I have the joy of being lead pastor of Grace Church Abu Dhabi.

My wife and I are from San Jose, California, USA, where I was lead pastor at Mercy Hill Church, a church God graciously allowed us to plant.

Our passion is to help people understand and experience all that Jesus promises to be to them as Savior, Lord, and heart-satisfying Treasure.

We live in the Mohammed Bin Zayed area of Abu Dhabi, and enjoy reading, stand-up-paddling, mountain-biking, and Starbucks.

Ben Smith

Pastor of Worship and Discipleship 


My name is Ben Smith and I have the joy of being the Pastor of Worship and Discipleship of Grace Church Abu Dhabi.

My wife and I, along with our daughters, are from Fresno, California, USA. I have served over the years as a pastor of worship in various church plants in California, Massachussets, and Georgia.

Our passion is to lead people to be enthralled by the glory of God, in Jesus Christ, and respond with delight in His great name.

We enjoy music, reading, coffee, photography and spending time with people.    

Steering Team Members


 Earl Palacios



I’m Earl Palacios and it is my joy and privilege to be serving in the steering team of Grace Church. My wife, Len, and I are from the Philippines and we have been in Abu Dhabi since 2007. We live in Shakbout City and host one of the homegoups.

Our hearts desire is to see Jesus glorified in Grace Church and His love displayed in the fellowship with our brothers and sisters. Being in Abu Dhabi has impressed upon us how temporary our stay here is and that only God is eternal.

Luke Ebrahim 


luke-ibrahim-mvwu5t5ldjcj66mnvjmu6hyzv9sdqnngj47lro0e9w My name is Luke and I have the privilege and responsibility of being on the steering team and a home group leader at Grace Church Abu Dhabi. My wife and I moved from Ireland to Abu Dhabi in January 2015 to work as nurses in a hospital here. I am originally from Sussex in the UK and qualified as a nurse from Cardiff University in Wales. The Lord clearly brought us here to Grace church to serve Him and make Jesus known. We are passionate about home groups and encourage people to meet the Lord in the Word and in prayer. I have personally found sharing promises from scripture particularly encouraging and helpful in every situation in life. I enjoy cooking, kayaking, playing guitar (badly) and travelling to new places.

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