The church staff, elders, and deacons serve the church body by working alongside the congregation in the various ministries of the church: Our pastors and elders provide spiritual leadership and teaching to equip the church, and deacons serve those leading and working in our ministries. (Pastors, elders, and deacons are called by the church based on qualifications found in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1.)


Greg Smith

Lead Pastor

Greg and his wife Daniell are natives of the Lowcountry of SC. He is a graduate of Summerville High School and Charleston Southern University (Bachelor of Science in Business Management). He earned his Master of Divinity degree from Columbia International University, and has been serving in full-time pastoral ministy since 1995. Greg is currently working on completing his Doctorate of Ministry in Expositional Preaching at The Master’s Seminary.

Pastor Greg enjoys sports, graphic design, reading, and spending time with his wife and son. He especially loves teaching people how to read, interpret, understand, and apply the Bible to their everyday lives.

Frank Cone

Executive Pastor

Frank Cone was born in Charleston, SC. He came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ somewhere between 1964 & 1973! Frank. Frank received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and holds two Masters: a Masters of Divinity from Southeastern, and a Master of Church Music from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.

Frank and his wife Judy were married in 1975. They have two children, Stephen, a filmmaker in Chicago and Christina, a musician in New York City.

Frank is passionate about expository preaching and committed to reaching the next generation for Christ. On the lighter side, he is an accomplished cook and musician. A Scripture passage that has impacted Frank is 2 Corinthians 2:14-17.

Steve Parks


Steve Parks was born in Georgetown S.C. and has lived in the Charleston area since the first grade. Steve has had the privilege of serving the church the past fifteen years in the area of singles director, Sunday morning teacher, chairman of deacons, and is currently serving as chairman of elders for Grace on the Ashley. Steve enjoys all aspects of low country living, especially the beach, boating, biking, golf, and the never ending pursuit of the “perfect” bowl of she-crab soup.

Roger Parker


Roger and his wife Neicy have 3 children, April, Shan and Keith and 2 grandchildren who reside in Charleston. He is Vice President of REI Engineers, has served in various capacities of church life for the past 40 years and currently serving as Secretary of the Elder team. Roger also hosts a small group in their home on Sunday evenings. And oh yea, he's one of those preacher kids.

John Butz


John and his wife Melody have lived in the Lowcountry since their marriage in 1983. They have three children and four grandchildren. John installs kitchens for Coastal Cabinet Company, enjoys his family, and teaches God's Word as a Connect Group leader and Home Group/Lifeline facilitator to make disciples that serve the Body of Christ.

Joshua Dickard


Joshua Dickard and his wife, Meredith, have two small children, Hannah (age 7) and Micah (age 3). Joshua is the Deputy Director of Elections and Voter Registration for Charleston County, leads a small group, and has served in a variety of capacities at Grace on the Ashley.


Support Staff

Jo Beth Stennett

Financial Assistant

Stacey Rasmussen

Ministry Assistant

Stacey serves as our Office Administrator and also teaches the two and three year-olds every Sunday morning here at Grace on the Ashley. When she isn’t at church, she might be found jogging around the neighborhood or curled up with her cat, Popoki, and a good book. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, Bruce and her three children, Phillip, Cassidy and Bruce Jr.