Dr. George A. Mulford, III, Lead Pastor

Pastor George A. Mulford, III, was licensed and ordained by Faith Baptist Church in Sarasota, Florida. He received a degree in Bible from Heritage Baptist University. He was called as pastor in March 1991 to Grace Bible Baptist Church. On November 9, 2014, after 39 years of faithful ministry and pastoral care and having met all of the academic requirements, Pastor Mulford was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity by Trinity Baptist Seminary chartered under the laws of the State of Georgia. He and his wife, Kathy, have four children and nine grandchildren.

Seth T. Mulford, Associate Pastor

Seth Mulford originally joined our staff as youth director after graduating Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, in May 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in youth ministry and missions.   Since then, Seth and Jenn have been involved in nearly every aspect of Grace Bible’s various ministries.  He was ordained in 2010 at Grace Bible Baptist Church. In May of 2022, Seth graduated with a Masters of Arts in Church Ministry from Baptist Bible Theological Seminary.  Seth and his wife, Jenn, have three daughters Ayva, Alyvia and Avery and one son, Sutton.

Marty Clayton, Student Pastor

Marty Clayton graduated Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, in May 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministry. He completed a two year internship in Louisville, Ohio, before moving back to serve in his home church in Oregon. Marty and his wife, Lydia, are excited to step into the youth ministry here at Grace Bible Baptist Church. They have four children; three sons and a  daughter.

Jim Chastain, Worship Pastor

Jim’s roots are here in Grace Bible Baptist Church.  He attended Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO for Music Ministry.  After which, he spent decades singing in Southern Gospel Quartets and serving in local churches.  Jim is an accomplished singer and leads all aspects of the church’s music ministry.  Jim and his wife, Heather, have three daughters.

Leslie Lewis, Secretary and Bookkeeper

Leslie Lewis joined our staff as bookkeeper in 2009 and assumed the position as church secretary in 2017. Her husband, Ray, is the teacher of the Maranatha Bible Fellowship Class, and together, they enjoy participating in the church choir and other music programs, as well as working with youth ministries. They have a son, two daughters, and nine grandchildren.

A Bible-believing, Independent Baptist Church with a heart for people! Located in Fruitland Park in close proximity to the Villages, Lady Lake, Wildwood and the Tri-County Area!