Grace Point Church Elders

Biographies of our Prospective Elders

GPC Elders

Andrew Brown

Andrew and his wife, Stephanie, have been members of Grace Point Church since they moved here in 2016. Andrew serves as our Connection and Digital Engagement Pastor, where he oversees all parts of helping people take their initial steps at GPC. Stephanie manages operations at Milestone Leadership and serves within GPKids Preschool. They have one daughter, Ellis (5), who is quite possibly the most joy-filled kiddo you’ll ever meet. Their family loves hanging out with family, playing hard, and enjoying Razorback basketball.

Brett Ferguson

Brett and Rachel Ferguson have been a member of Grace Point Church since 2011. They have been married for 19 years and have three daughters, Aubrielle, Lily, and Maisie. Brett and Rachel have served as small group leaders and are currently serving in our Student Ministry. Aubrielle and Lily serve in GPKids.

Justin Ferguson

Justin and Lindsey Ferguson have been members of Grace Point Church for 12 years. They have served as small group leaders, in GP Kids, and Justin has been a deacon for the last year. They have two boys, Jace (7) and Canyon (5), and as a family, they deeply value their church family and all the relationships they have within this body. Justin is an avid fisherman and loves the outdoors and they spend a lot of time on their family farm raising cattle and enjoying all the adventures that brings.

Mike McDaniel

Mike is the Lead Pastor of Grace Point Church. He and his wife, Lori, planted Grace Point in 2001. They served in two churches before crossing cultures to train leaders and plant churches in Zambia, Africa. Mike and Lori have committed their lives to teaching God’s word, making disciples, and leading and equipping the church to advance the Gospel locally and globally. Continually seeking to learn, Mike has a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and Lori has a Master of Arts Degree from Southeastern Seminary. They have three adult children and four grandchildren. Together they love exploring new places, chilling in the outdoors, and eating nachos.

Kevin Olson

Kevin and Lisa have been married almost 29 years, and have two children, Caleb (24), and Anna (17). After moving from Illinois eight years ago, they began faithfully attending Grace Point and have been members ever since. Kevin and Lisa have participated and led small groups, while Caleb and Anna have been active in junior and senior high programs.    

Kevin works in the supplier community calling on Walmart as a Senior Manager. Lisa has held various roles at GPC and is currently serving as an assistant on the Kids Team. In addition, they both enjoy serving as greeters on Sunday mornings.

Michael Paladino

Michael became a believer at age 23 after being influenced by his future wife and some amazing mentors. Getting to that point was a journey that included a lot of research, prayer, and God’s faithfulness. He and Leslie have two children, Gabby (15) and Peter (13). They joined Grace Point in 2012. Michael and Leslie are Group leaders, and Michael serves on the Video Production Team while Leslie serves in GPKids and the Cafe. He has served as a deacon and a trustee. 

Michael is co-founder and CEO of RevUnit, a Bentonville-based digital technology company.

Trent Sullivan

Trent and Elizabeth Sullivan will celebrate their 19th wedding anniversary in August, 2022. They have four children – Logan (16), John (14), Memphis (12), and Nora (4). They have been attending Grace Point Church for almost 10 years and have been part of the foster care and adoptive community for almost 12 years.

Trent is a Director of Technology for the Walmart Home Office. He volunteers at GPC through the Media Arts and Worship ministries, and is a mentor at Micah’s House. Elizabeth currently stays at home with their children while managing a small vegetable farm. She has been teaching a Women’s Bible Study at Grace Point for the past few years and serves on the Women’s Leadership Team. Together, they lead a small group for foster and/or adoptive families.