Speaking With Grace
An Ongoing Conversation with the Members of GCC
Headwinds and Turbulence
Speaking with Denny Burton • March 10, 2021 • John Harris
Denny Burton was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin in 1946, 2nd of 5 children. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1969 and completed Navy Pilot Training in 1971. He served as an Advanced Jet Flight Instructor for his 5 years of active duty, & completed 15 more years in the reserves in VFC-13, an adversary squadron, at NAS Miramar in San Diego. He retired as a Navy Commander. In 1976, he was hired by Western Airlines, later Delta Airlines, and flew with the airlines for 28 years retiring as a Captain. During this time he met & married his wonderful wife Pam and they have been married for 40 years and blessed with 3 children, Brittany, Jeff & Lexie, & one grandchild.
Dependence on the Lord
Speaking with David Fites • March 10, 2021 • John Harris
David Fites grew up in a small town in Northeast Ohio where things were a little less congested as they are here in metro Atlanta. There on the family farm with a large family presence all around is where he learned the value of hard work. David credits his parents and grandparents with allowing him to see faith in Jesus Christ in action. Their deep trust and dependency upon the Lord helped guide David to his own personal relationship with the Lord at the age of 9. His local church and family helped develop the strong desire to serve the Lord and to be involved in other people’s lives. To hear more of David's story, watch this episode of Speaking with Grace.
Helping Move the Needle of Effective Leadership
Speaking with Justin Smith • February 25, 2021 • John Harris
In this episode, Pastor John H speaks with Justin Smith about his passion for healthy and high-functioning teams. Justin explains the importance of being truly present with people, developing "soft skills", and the value of being aware of your weaknesses and the way you relate to others. Through sharing experiences from his own journey, Justin encourages teams in organizations, companies, and churches to continue to grow and develop the necessary skills and habits to excel in their vocational calling. Whether you lead a team or not, you will benefit from listening to this conversation with Justin.
When the Unexpected Happens
Speaking with Doug and Linda Calhoun • February 19, 2021 • John Harris
The year 2020 was difficult for all of us. But for Doug and Linda Calhoun, there were some additional unexpected circumstances that changed their lives. Join me in watching this episode of Speaking With Grace to hear about what the Lord has been doing in Doug and Linda's lives and how they have reached deeper levels of surrender to the Lord.
Sharing About Grief
A Conversation with Nan O'Day and John Chiles • February 5, 2021 • John Harris
Griefshare is a Grief Support Group ministry starting at Grace Community Church. Through this 13-week program, help and encouragement are given for those who have lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend.