Our Staff

Dr. Chris Grimbilas, Pastor

Dr. Chris and Michelle Grimbilas

Dr. Chris and Michelle Grimbilas

Dr. Chris Grimbilas accepted Christ in 1984. Just five years later, with his wife and two children, the Grimbilas family moved to Springfield, Missouri to attend Bible College. Since then, Pastor Grimbilas has worked on staff at large churches, taught at a Bible College, been instrumental in several church plants and served as Senior Pastor. As he worked with starting churches, Pastor Grimbilas went on the get his Master’s degree in theology with an emphasis in family counseling and his Doctorate in theology. Pastor Grimbilas brings a desire to see families grow in Christ and a burden for the Jay area. Pastor Grimbilas accepted the position as pastor on October 9, 2012.

Michelle Grimbilas was saved at the age of nine and holds her degree in religious education. She has taught in Christian schools, served as ministry secretary, been the church nursery coordinator, led children’s ministries and spoken at ladies conferences and Christian education conferences in several states. Chris and Michelle have five children, all of whom are saved and active in church ministries.

Bro. Matt Beaudette

Bro. Matt Beaudette is a Jay native, born and raised here.  Growing up in a Christian home, Matt accepted Christ at an early age.  Over the years, God has given him a tender heart, with a heavy love and

Bro. Matt Beaudette

Bro. Matt Beaudette

burden for the folks in our area.  Add to that an independent Maine heart and you end up with a young man of solid character and sound mind.  Bro. Matt is a blessing.  After spending time in Bible College, Bro. Matt has come home to help Pastor Grimbilas at New Life Baptist Church.

His responsibilities at the church focus on the Legacy Youth Ministries.  He runs the Legacy Youth Group which meets on Sunday afternoons, and is the director of the New Life Junior Church program.  His heart for young people is apparent in all that he does.  His work ethic sets an example for the young people to follow.