Pastor Stan Proctor, MEd.
Bro. Stan is the founding pastor of Grace Chapel that was established in February 2004. He started the church in response to God's call without flock or facility and no foundation to build on except the word God had given him - to go. He knew God was capable of bringing together whatever it would take to establish this new work.
He has served as Pastor here on the Mississippi coast, in north Mississippi, and in Florida since entering full time ministry in 1992. Since then, people have experienced spiritual growth and a revived walk with the Lord. God has gifted him to preach, teach, and to challenge the Lord's people to experience a closer and deeper relationship with Christ, which is his passion.
Although he had pursued an education in his secular profession, Bro. Stan began his formal ministry studies at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and finished his studies at William Carey College in Hattiesburg in 1999. He holds a Bachelor degree in Biblical Studies and a Masters degree in Education. He is a U.S. Army combat veteran who received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star medals, while serving in the Republic of South Vietnam.
He and his lovely wife, Diane, have lived in Diamondhead since January of 2005.