Christian schwartz

Lead Pastor

Pastor Christian is husband to Meagan and father to Caleb, Avery, and Elizabeth. In 2021, God called Pastor Christian and his family to move to Livingston to organize a group of believers meeting regularly to eventually plant Grace Community Church. Christian enjoys leading the saints at Grace Community Church into a deeper union with Christ through expositing the Word of God in season and out of season.

When not shepherding the Lord's sheep, Christian can be found on his farm with his family, raising cattle, or working in Houston at a CPA firm.

Matthew Ellis

Assistant Pastor

Pastor Matthew Ellis and his family moved to Livingston in 2013, although his family roots in this town date back to its founding. He is a bondservant of Christ, husband of Amanda, father of River, Lily and Laurel, passionate proclaimer of the Gospel and a lover of God’s Word. He was called by God in 2018 into serving the local church as an Associate Pastor and Worship Leader. This journey, by God’s providence, would eventually lead him to Grace Community Church in August 2023.

When not leading the congregation in song or assisting Pastor Christian in shepherding the saints, Matthew enjoys spending time in God’s creation, gardening, hiking, and creating music, to the glory of God!