GCC Leaders

Meet our Leaders


Pastor Dave Sanchez 

Senior Pastor at Grangeville Christian Church 

Kansas boy born in Wichita. I am blessed with my Scottish wife Dee and three boys, Reuben, Simeon and Titus. I became a Christian at the age of 18 and have had the pleasure of ministering in the mid-west and north-west all these years. My inter-passion is to know Him and to make Him known. 

Favorite Verses:  Romans 5:8 & Jude 24-25 

Hobbies:  Many outdoor hobbies.  I enjoy fishing, archery, backpacking, hunting, ATV riding, canoeing and just being in the Lord’s outdoors. 

Favorite Foods:  Homemade cinnamon rolls and homemade fajitas. 

Music:  I enjoy a wide variety of music. Old School R&B, Country, Christian and Pop. 

Favorite Movies:  Brave Heart, Dances Wolves and the Lonesome Dove series. 


Freddy & Denise Chacko

Associate Pastor

I was born in Queens, NY. My family and I moved down to Chattanooga, TN when I was four years old.  I was reared in the church which played a massive role in becoming the man I am today.  I had no intentions to be in the ministry but the Lord called me out in February of 2013.  After finishing up my undergrad, I attended Fuller Theological Seminary which added to the transformative work that the Lord wad doing in my life.  After graduation, as I was heading back East, the Lord led me up to Calgary, Alberta where I met my now wonderful wife.  I’ve been immensely blessed in this life and it is only because of His Grace and faithfulness. I am beyond grateful to be here in Grangeville, ID at GCC.  The Lord is certainly up to something and I give Him all glory for allowing me to serve this amazing church and town.  I strive to live out what Paul writes when he says, “To live is Christ and to die is gain.” 

Freddy and Denise

Freddy & Denise

Favorite Verses: Too many to list but top few-John 3:16, Philippians 1:21; 4:13

Hobbies: Majority of All Sports, Being Outdoors–Hiking,Backpacking, Bouldering, Climbing, Canoeing, Rafting, Fishing, etc., Fellowshipping with Good People

Favorite Foods: Anything Made with Love

Music: Primarily Worship Music

Favorite Movies: Too many to list but typically ones that inspire and encourage one to be better. Action movies, Docufilms, Thrillers, Clean Comedy, etc.

John Kudebeh 

Head Elder at Grangeville Christian Church 

My family and I moved to Grangeville in 1990.  Pictured is my wife Paula and daughters Alanna (left) and Jenny (right). I have two other daughter’s not pictured.   I started my relationship with Christ in my youth and have seen God’s fingerprints on the chapters of my life ever since.

Favorite Bible Verse: Eph. 3:14-17 (God’s Family)  Rev. 21: 4 (our future in Gods promise)  

Hobbies:  While enjoy wandering the beautiful wild areas we have all around us in Grangeville would point you to the Lord God the creator of it all as your source of strength.  

Favorite Food:  A grilled steak 

Favorite Music:  Eagles and Casting Crowns 

Favorite Movies:  Lord of The Rings series

Kerry McCulley 

Elder at Grangeville Christian Church 

I’m a life-long Grangeville resident, happily married to my best friend for 41 years. I’ve had many jobs in my life: carpenter, school bus driver, janitor, teacher. We have two practically perfect grown children and two “perfect” grandchildren. I am retired and enjoy fishing, making bread/muffins, riding my motorcycle and creating projects in my “wood shop.”

Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 121 

Hobbies: Fishing, wood working, rooting for the Cubs, baking bread 

Food: Anything Meleah cooks   

Music: Depends on the day or the mood (classical, classic rock, blues, old country, folk, Toby Mac, etc.) 

Movies: Star Wars, classics, Humphrey Bogart 


Eric “Gunner” Jordan 

Elder at Grangeville Christian Church 

I’m a Colorado boy transplanted to Idaho. I’ve been married to my wonderful wife, Stephanie, for seventeen years. We’ve raised four children and working on eleven grandchildren.

Favorite verse: 1 Corinthians 13:13

Hobbies: fishing, gun collector and car nut.

Favorite Foods: pizza (I’m a meatasourus) and Mt. Dew enthusiast

Favorite Music: 80’s rock

Favorite Movies: anything w/Tom Selleck and everything Star Wars

Stephanie Jordan

Part-time administrator for GCC; Women’s Bible Study Leader; Teacher/Director of Noah’s Ark Preschool (a GCC community ministry) 

I have been blessed to be married to my husband Eric of seventeen years. Anyone who would take on four children, a dog, two cats and a mortgage is a brave soul; did I mention three of those kids were teenage BOYS at the time? They are grown, married and we have eleven of the most precious grandchildren ever. A few of my favorite words are: Wife, Mom and Nana. I love my family at G.C.C. as well.

Favorite Foods: most everything but I really enjoy a good latte

Favorite Verse: Proverbs 3:5&6

Favorite Music: I like it all, well, except opera.

Favorite Movies: The Winter People, Hobbit and Lord of the Rings and anything that has John Wayne in it. I’m a huge John Wayne fan.

Jody Keeler

Ministry Assistant and Children’s Minister GCC 

I was born and raised here in Grangeville, ID.  My husband, Rick, and I have been married 20 years and together are blessed by God with one daughter, Sadie.  We currently live on my family ranch and have 5 dogs, 1 cat, 2 rabbits and we raise black Angus cattle. I gave my life to Jesus and was baptized on November 1, 2007 and have been working and living my life for Him ever since. 

Favorite Bible Verses:  Ephesian 4:32 & Philippians 4:6-7 

Hobbies:  Spending time on the South Fork River (swimming, floating, fishing), camping, family trail rides in the mountain in our UTV and panning for gold at our gold mine. 

Favorite Foods:  A steak dinner, anything Mexican and pizza…who doesn’t like pizza. 

Music:  Mostly Contemporary Christian but I love most good clean music with a great beat. 

Favorite Movies:  The Song, Longmire, Grace Unplugged and the Sound of Music. 

Alan Fox

Technical Advisor at Grangeville Christian Church 

Favorite Bible Verse:  John 3:16-17 

Hobbies:  All things Technology related, flying airplanes (only I can no longer act as “Pilot in Command”.)   Enjoying spending time with my grandson, nieces and nephews 

Favorite Foods:  Boneless fried chicken, Tater Tot casserole Rice Krispie Treats, peach homemade ice-cream, Blackberry cobbler, and most anything milk chocolate 

Favorite Music: All Christian non-rap music, most favorite is the children’s song “Jesus Loves Me” 

Favorite Movies:  No real favorites, just enjoy spending time with my wife. 

John Kennedy

Worship Team Leader at GCC

I grew up in North Central Idaho as the oldest in a family of seven children.  I served in the U. S. Coast Guard for 24 years before retiring from the military to Grangeville and assuming a new career as a financial adviser.  I met my wife Bobbie while stationed in Michigan.  We have two grown daughters, and our son will graduate high school in 2020.  Bobbie is the lead vocalist for the church’s worship team.  I have historically been a brass musician, but over time have migrated to guitar and bass guitar.  I also enjoy serving in Men’s Ministries.  

Favorite Verses: 1 Jn 2:17, 2 Cor 5:17. 

Hobbies:  Music, hunting/fishing, aviation. 

Favorite Foods:  All of it… except curry. 

Music:  Contemporary Christian, Petra, Huey Lewis & the News. 

Favorite Movies:  The Empire Strikes Back, Faith Like Potatoes, Ragamuffin.