Pastors & Staff

Rev. Luke E. Shover


Pastor Luke Shover was born in Danville, PA. He spent his childhood in Durban, South Africa where his family served as missionaries with ABWE.

Luke followed his call into ministry by attending and graduating from Piedmont Baptist College. Luke married Stephanie in the summer of 2009. Shortly after, he ministered as an assistant pastor at Trinity Gospel Church in Williamsport, PA. Luke was ordained into the pastorate in 2013 and a year later God led him and his wife to Haneyville Bible Church in Lock Haven, PA where he served as pastor for almost seven years. Pastor Luke completed a graduate degree from Baptist Bible Seminary and is currently pursuing a doctor of ministry degree.

Luke and Stephanie have two young children and he enjoys every minute with his family. During his free time, Pastor Luke enjoys a good historical book or film. He is not a coffee-drinker but will gladly welcome a good cup of tea and engaging conversation. Pastor Luke and his family are blessed to be part of Grace Bible Church and the North Haledon community!

Eric de Leeuwerk

Director of Visitation, outreach and youth

I was born and raised in New Jersey. Pit-stops were made in Pennsylvania and Texas, where I pursued my undergraduate (Messiah College) and graduate degrees (Dallas Theological Seminary). Upon graduating from seminary, I returned to New Jersey where I became a full-time staff member of Grace Bible Church in 2014.

Since then, I have enjoyed my time serving in the Junior High, Senior High, and Young Adults ministries. Additionally, it is a great delight to be able to walk alongside those within our congregation as well as to seek to foster relationships with neighbors in our community.

One of my greatest joys is shared adventures with my wife, Leslie, primary being following the Lord's leading in our lives as well as raising our twin girls. (I am ecstatic to bear the responsibility and title of "girl dad!")

During my free time, I enjoy playing board games, rooting for the Dallas Cowboys and North Carolina Tar Heels, summer getaways to Ocean City, NJ, and a cup of coffee paired with a shortbread cookie!

madeline brower

Music Director

elba ruit

Business Administrator

Nancy Zaengle

Church Secretary