Information about our Current Gatherings


Grace Church is led by a plurality of elders who will lead, teach, shepherd, and oversee the administration and finances of the church. Some elders are employed by the church and others work regular jobs.  All elders meet the qualifications of 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9 and are evaluated and confirmed by the members of the church.



 Earl Palacios



I’m Earl Palacios and it is my joy and privilege to be serving on the elder 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 Al Reef and lead the Al Rayyanna Home Group.

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.

 Aaron Lacey


Aaron Lacey

My name is Aaron & I have the privilege of leading the Al Raha Gardens home group at Grace Church.

I moved to Abu Dhabi, from Poole in the UK, in the summer of 2017, with my wife Natasha, and our 3 children Jasmin, Oscar and Talia.

We became Christians in our early twenties and we are passionate about the church and love spending time sharing the good news about Jesus with those around us.

Steve Fuller



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

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 Al Raha area of Abu Dhabi, and enjoy reading, stand-up-paddling, mountain-biking, and Starbucks.

Ben Smith



My name is Ben Smith and I have the joy of serving on the elder team and 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.    


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