Pastor William Brooks was born and raised here, in Decatur. After graduating from Decatur High School in 1998, he attended Oklahoma Baptist College, in Oklahoma City, OK. It was there that he met Jessica, his soon-to-be-bride. They were married in 2001. William graduated in 2002 with a Bachelors in Music/Secondary Education. After serving in different ministry positions for more than 17 years, the Lord led him and his family back here, to his hometown of Decatur, TX. Pastor Brooks has a great burden for the community, the schools, and families of Decatur. Together, with his wife and their 8 children, they are serving to reach this community, and the extended Wise County area for the Lord, and make a difference in the lives of those around them.
"It is my desire to help and disciple believers to grow
to truly know God, love others, and reach their community
for the cause of Christ."
- Pastor Brooks
Thomas O’Neal grew up in Canton, OH. After graduating High School in 2008, he joined the United States Air Force. It was during his first enlistment two amazing things happened. First, he was saved while stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, TX on November 2nd, 2008. Second, he met his lovely wife, Amanda. They were married December 11th, 2010. Thomas was selected to become a C-130 pilot for the Air Force Reserves when God changed his plans. He answered the call to vocational ministry in December 2020. Now he is finishing his MDiv in Professional Chaplaincy and serves as Chaplain Candidate in the United States Air Force Reserves. Thomas and Amanda have a passion and burden to reach those who are of the college and career age. Thomas and Amanda have 5 children. He likes to think of 6 things that summarize his life: Faith, Family, Flying, Finance, College Football, and Auctioneering.
"I am thankful for the opportunity God has given my family and I
to partner with Grace Baptist Church of Decatur to faithfully share
the gospel and equip believers to live life biblically."
- Thomas O’Neal
Isaac Colgrove was born in Carrollton, Texas. After living in various parts of North Texas, Bro. Isaac graduated from Liberty Baptist School in Lewisville, Texas in May of 2017. He attended Heartland Baptist Bible College for four years, graduating in 2021 with a pastoral major. While there, Isaac met the love of his life, Kyra. They were married in July of 2021. With the endorsement of Heartland, Pastor Brooks felt the Lord leading him to invite the Colgrove’s to join their team at Grace Baptist Church in March of 2021 as the Youth Pastor. God gave Isaac a burden for teens at a young age.
"Although I am new to Decatur, it has become my home where
I want to strives to reach the youth and their families
with the gospel of Christ."
- Isaac Colgrove