Pastor Stan Mitchell
- Wife, Nancy
- Children, Stan Jr. (14)
- Nina Kay (7)
Hobbies and Interests
Working Out, Coaching Baseball, Reading
Gregory Boyd, Frederick Buechner, Tony Campolo, Peter Gomes, Madeleine L’Engle, Brian McLaren, Kathleen Norris, Henri Nouwen, Parker Palmer, Richard Rohr (View Stan’s recommended books)
Background and Vision
In 2003, Nancy and I, along with a handful of friends, founded GracePointe Church. Before GracePointe, I spent 20 years, variously, as a youth pastor in Arkansas, traveling evangelist EVERYWHERE and preaching/teaching pastor at Christ Church in Nashville, TN. Born into a five-generation, classical Pentecostal family, my perspective on God and spirituality has widened considerably into a more inclusive vision; one which embraces the liturgical, evangelical and charismatic streams of the Christian Church. While I am “tribally” a 21st century, evangelical minister, I have a heart to see the historical, contemporary and future manifestations of the Church converge, truly informed and benefited one by the other.
Passion in Ministry
I am a people person who loves spending time helping others navigate their life-journey. I love teaching, always have; whether it’s tutoring algebra or an in depth study on the Minor Prophets, I love teaching (did I already say that?). And, I love leading; especially in the local church which, I believe when done right, is still the hope for creation.