Our Leadership Team

Have questions about or for our staff? This is the team that God has put together to partner with the people of Lampasas to reach Lampasas and beyond.  Please contact them with any questions about how we can partner with you.


Jeff Cockburn Teaching Pastor (retired)

Jeff retired as our teaching pastor on March 5th, 2023.  He served the community of Lampasas for 15 years before his retirement and we are thankful for his service.

Tony Marquez

Family Pastor

Tony was born and raised here in Lampasas.  He came to grace in 2008 and was called into ministry here in 2011.  He is passionate about people having the opportunit to belong to an authentic community that knows the love and freedom found in Christ and is dedicated to helping families of all types find their purpose in the Lord

Jason Akers

Life Class Pastor


Jason Akers began his career as a firefighter paramedic with Killeen Fire Department and he currently works as a Captain with Austin-Travis County EMS. He is now the small groups Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in 2021 after coming to Grace in 2015. Jason began his journey volunteering with youth ministry and later moved into leading small groups and became apart of the men’s group.
He has been married to his wife Lorie Akers for 24 years and together they have one son Jonathon Taylor Akers.
Kenny Mandell
Small Groups Pastor
Kenny grew up in South Texas before finishing school in Plano.   He started attending Grace 9 years ago and was called onto our staff in the spring of 2022. He is currently attending seminary at Liberty University completing a masters degree in Jewish studies.
David Stone
Senior Pastor
David , his wife Gena and 3 children came to Lampasas in 2011  as a youth pastor. He has served as the senior pastor since 2020. Prior to coming to Lampasas he taught public school for 11 years and worked in different ministry activities for 7 of those years. 
David earned a MATS through Liberty University on 2013 and his hope for people is that they will discover the God revealed through the bible to come to a relationship with Christ. 
Jeremy Crook
Worship Leader
Jeremy joined our staff in June of 2002 and has is part of a collaborative worship team here at Grace.  His humble leadership and servants heart lead our church into a worship time that glorifies and honors God.

Jeni Clark

Childrens’s Director

Jeni is a graduate of Salado High School, and Texas Tech University,  with a Bachelor of Science in Education. After college she taught 2nd Grade  for 5 years and FBC Preschool Kindergarten Teacher for 4 years. God has blessed her with the gift and ability to work with children. She enjoys the opportunity to share with children God’s love.
I enjoy working with children, planning weekly lessons and planning events for families to show the love of Christ and grow HIS Kingdom. Her heart is especially burdened for women, children and families.
God wants me to focus on Him and my growth and reliance on Christ daily, and learning with others and teaching that Christ is the most important thing in our life and we can love and trust Him no matter what.