ABOUT GRACE POINT

Our Staff

  1. Amanda Riggle

    Children's Ministries Director

    Amanda came on staff part-time in July of 2016 As Children's Ministry Director.  Amanda is married to Josh, and together they are blessed to be raising their 5 children, Grady, Lainey, Jacob, Evie and Maggie. She is a graduate of Spring Arbor University.  She taught for 5 years before becoming a stay at home mom.  She provides oversight for children's ministries.   Amanda enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and the beach.
  2. Kim Lovely

    Worship Leader

    Kim began attending Galion Grace Point in 2007, and started singing with the worship team in 2010. In October of 2016, Kim joined the Ministry Staff as  Worship Leader. She is a graduate of Ashland University and Mount Vernon Nazarene University, earning an Undergraduate Degree in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Since 2001, Kim has been teachinbg for Highland Local Schools in Morrow County, where she is currently teaching 4th grade.  Kim and her husband Nate have two amazing daughters, Aubrey and Maggie.  She enjoys singing and cheering for the Michigan Wolverines.
  3. Chris Radio

    Pastoral Care

    Although her legal last name is "Radojcsics" (ru doi' chich).  Chris has adopted her husband's 5 generation nickname, Radio.  Chris is wife of 42 years to Kris (the kindest man ever). They have 3 adult sons and 5 grandchildren.  At age 36, Chris responded to an "unfolding call" to ministry and graduated from Ashland Seminary with a Masters degree in Bliblical studies with a concentration in Pastoral counseling. She is ordained in the Wesleyan church.  Her passion for ministry comes from the wounds of her own difficult life experience. She loves to share the healing message of Jesus Chruist and teach/guide others in their walk with him.

  4. Dale White

    Facilities

    Dale joined the ministry staff in 2011 with primary responsibilities in facilities management. He is employed full time at Gledhill Road Machinery. Together with his wife Tami, they are parents of four adult children and grandparents to four. Dale enjoys the outdoors and camping. He remains active as an Assistant Scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts of America.
  5. Pastor Jeanie Rinehart

    Family Ministries

    Jeanie, along with her husband, Neal, began serving in Teen Ministry in 2005. In 2011, she joined the staff full-time as director of family ministries. A graduate of both The Ohio State University and Ashland University, Jeanie is the proud mother of Ben, Jack, Will and Kathryn.
    She provides oversight of all family ministries with a concentratin on ministry to teenagers.  She also coordinates women's ministries.  Jeanie enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and staying active. 

  6. Ginny Barr

    Impact Ministries and Secretary

    Ginny became a member of the Grace Point ministry staff in 2008. She and her husband, Don, continue to love, support and guide their four adult children, eight grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Ginny retired from surgical nursing in 2014 to serve as our church secretary. She coordinates community outreach ministries.  Ginny enjoys spending time with her family, crafts, reading and biking. 
  7. Pastor Paul Walter

    Lead pastor

    Paul, along with his wife Cheryl, came to Grace Point in 1983. A life-long native of Ohio, he is a graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College and Asbury Theological Seminary. He is an ordained Elder in the Free Methodist Church. Paul and Cheryl have four adult children and 11 grandchildren.  They have recently added a fifth child to their family and returned to full-time parenting of a teenager.  He enjoys sports, reading, staying active, and baking apple pies. Paul is a gifted teacher and communicator. 
Founded in 1895 as a part of the Free Methodist Church, Grace Point has a rich history with an exciting future.  

Worshiping first on 2nd Avenue and then on East Street, we arrived at our current location in 1969. Since then there have had 3 building phases as we have grown and looked for new ways to impact our community.  Our Senior Pastor (Paul Walter) has been here since 1983.  He is joined by a dedicated staff.  (See a brief bio of each of our ministry staff members above.)

  
In 2015, we adopted the name Grace Point.  We are committed to being a point of grace in our community and our world.  Check out how to get involved and how we serve our community.

​GracePoint is a "Come as you are" church so you can come in a 3 piece suit or shorts and a t-shirt. We aren't interested in what you look like on the outside, but we are interested on who you are becoming on the inside. Incidentally that was what was important to Jesus, too.  No matter where you are in your spiritual journey,  you can discover God's grace.​
Infants/Children:
Nursery care is available for infants and toddlers.
Kidventure (an interactive adventure for the whole family) at 10:00
Kids K-nect groups (2 years old - 5th Grade) meet at 11:00am
Teens:
Youth group takes place through the school year in our Christian Life Center every Wednesday evening at 6:30pm.
Adults:
Bible Study happens Wednesday evening, through the school year at 6:45pm
Connection groups meet at various times throughout the week.

At Grace Point, we believe God's message to you can and will change your life...We want you to rethink all your preconceived ideas of church. The church is not just a building. Grace Point is a place where people get the grace of God, and learn how to give it. Our church is a group of people working towards becoming like Christ. It's a lofty goal. We are far from perfect, but together we strive to be better neighbors and co-workers, husbands and wives, mothers and fathers. It is our desire that the experience at Grace Point be transformative in every area of life.

The gospel message is an ancient one, but it is thoroughly relevant to us today. Jesus said that he came so that we could have something more than just an average life. He came so we can have abundant life. If you are looking for a place that is going to tell you the bare minimum you need to do to avoid hell, then Grace Point is probably not the place for you because we believe the Bible is not only a love letter to humanity, but also a confrontational message that calls us to change. 

On the other hand, if you want to be challenged to think, act and live differently every week, then this just might be the place for you!

How We Serve
Kidventure