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GCS Board

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Chair of Board

Eric Larison has a Master’s Degree in English from CSULA and a Certificate of Advanced Study in educational administration and supervision from SUNY Oswego. In 2019, Eric retired from public education as a teacher and administrator after 36 years. He has been a volunteer pastor with GCI since 1998. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the NYS Association for the Supervision of Curriculum Development, a professional learning organization for educators.

Vice-Chair of Board

Randy Bloom, with a Master of Divinity degree from Liberty University, teaches two courses: Church Planting and Development and Field Education. He developed programs for equipping and supporting planters and church pastors. He served for over 40 years as an elder, church pastor and regional director for GCI and currently serves as the Chair of the GCI and the Vice-Chair of the GCS Board of Directors.


Michael Morrison has a PhD in New Testament Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. He has worked as a writer and editor for Grace Communion International since 1983. He is President and an instructor for several courses. He is also associate pastor at Grace Life in Glendora, California.

Professor of Theology

Gary Deddo has a PhD from the University of Aberdeen. He worked for 20 years in campus ministry with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and later as senior editor with InterVarsity Press. He teaches courses in theology for GCS.


Gabriel Ojih has a Master of Divinity degree from Texas Christian University Brite Divinity School and was certified as a Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) by the Association of Professional Chaplains in 2013, endorsed by the National Association of Evangelicals Chaplaincy Commission. He served as a supervising chaplain of clinical floors and clinical pastoral education residents and students in a major North Texas hospital for over a decade. He has served for over 30 years as elder, pastor and regional director in GCI and currently pastors full time at Grace Communion […]


Linda Rex is a graduate of Ambassador College, holds a Master of Pastoral Studies, and is working towards her Master of Divinity at Grace Communion Seminary. Linda served  as Grace Communion Nashville’s Senior Pastor for many years, and is currently an elder emeritus with Grace Communion International . She also shares the gospel with her community through her Our Life in the Trinity blog, the church web and social media sites. She has a special interest in writing, music and the arts.


Robert Meade has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Montreat College and is a graduate of Ambassador College. He is both the Comptroller of GCI and the Treasurer of GCS, having served both organizations in various administrative roles for several decades. Robert lives in Charlotte, NC, where he actively serves in his local congregation.