Grace Bible Church

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Pastor Larry Rupp has a passion for teaching the word of God to all generations, desiring to foster a passion for Jesus Christ in the lives of his congregation.  Before beginning full-time ministry in 2000, Larry spent twenty-seven years in the business world. He has a Bachelors of Science degree in Business/Finance from Liberty University and a Masters Degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Before coming to the Gilbert/Ames area in 2006, he spent six years as a pastor in Nebraska.

Larry has been married to his wife Cheryl since 1976.  They have two grown daughters and four grandchildren.  In his spare time Larry enjoys reading and studying history, following sports teams from his native Wisconsin, dreaming of cars (especially Corvettes), and spending time with Cheryl.

Worship Director Amanda Jennings is a native of Gilbert, graduating from Gilbert High School in 2002. She received a BA in music from Iowa State University in 2006. In addition to her responsibilities at Grace Bible Church, she also teaches piano lessons and accompanies for local school choirs.

Amanda married her high school sweetheart, Jeremy Jennings, in 2004. They reside in Gilbert with their children, Jack, Brooklyn and Charlie. Amanda’s interests include music, outdoor activities, cooking, bargain hunting, and spending time with family and friends.