OUR team

Grace has a wonderful team of leaders who love God, and serve His church with all their hearts.

  • bobby hackett, lead pastor

    I grew up in Indiana and attended Central Bible College to pursue God's call on my life for pastoral ministry. My wife and I moved to Bel Air in 2012 and immediately fell in love with Grace and the community of Bel Air. We love our church, and we are whole-heartedly behind its mission. I am passionate about seeing people discover God and their purpose. Email:  bobby@graceofbelair.com

  • paul drost, DMIN., FOUNDING PASTOR

    As the Founding Pastor of Grace of Bel Air, the vision for Grace came out of a God-given call that touched the very core of my life.  The core of who I am embraces the Spirit-filled way of following Jesus and passionately pursues helping families build their lives on the words and teaching of Jesus.  Leading people to experience the life changing power of Jesus' love and grace brings great fulfillment to me. Email: pastorpaul@graceofbelair.com

  • Josh smith, spanish language pastor

    I was originally born in Guayaquil, Ecuador and grew up in Santiago, Chile. Around the age of 10 I moved to the USA. I have had the amazing blessing to have experienced life in multiple contexts. I have grown up with a missionary family and have seen the amazing power of the Gospel touch the lives of people around the world. I was called to ministry my senior year of high school and went to Liberty University and graduated with a degree in Pastoral Leadership and Biblical Studies. I am passionate about seeing all types of people from all around the world encounter the amazing, life transforming, love of God and to see all peoples worship Jesus for the salvation and forgiveness and new life he gives! God is worthy of it all! Email: josh@graceofbelair.com

  • Juli luckett, children's coordinator

    I have been married to my husband Rob for over 30 years and we have two awesome sons, two dogs, and a cat. I have been serving and leading in kids ministry for over 25 years. I am very passionate about partnering with parents in the spiritual formation of their children, and it is our desire that kids understand God's great love for them and the plan He has for their lives. Email: juli@graceofbelair.com

  • Valerie fuqua, youth pastor

    I grew up here in Aberdeen, MD where I was involved at Grace as a youth student and eventually felt called to ministry right before my Senior Year of high school. I graduated from Lee University with my BA in Vocational Youth Ministry where I had many opportunities to intern and serve under various church leaders and contexts. I am so blessed that I get to pursue my passions for personal discipleship through seeing the Next Generation develop relationships with God and their community!

    Email: valerie@graceofbelair.com

  • Joseph Mora, college & Worship pastor

    Born and Raised in Massachusetts, I felt the overwhelming call to ministry in my Junior Year of High School. After Graduating  high school I attended Northpoint Bible College and pursued my BA in Biblical Theology with a double major in Worship Arts Ministry. In that time I also had the privilege to lead my school’s traveling Music Ministry and watched as God moved in the hearts of tens of thousands of people across the country. My heart's desire has always been from the youngest youth, to the oldest adults, to show the love of God to all who would come my way. Whether it’s a jam session, a Bible Study, or a game night, I believe there is no place that the Love of God can’t be shown through! 

    Email: joe@graceofbelair.com

  • Amber hackett, project coordinator

    I grew up in the midwest and I felt called into ministry during my high school years. After graduating from Central Bible College in 2011, my husband and I made the move to Bel Air to join the Grace leadership team. I serve as the small groups coordinator, and in the areas of church communications, and special projects.  I am passionate about seeing people discover the love and grace that Jesus abundantly pours out on them, and then connecting them to the local church. Email: amber@graceofbelair.com