Gary brings a 30 plus year career in Television and Corporate Events to Abundant Grace Church. Helping the church with it’s live-streaming, video production, website and social media, he enjoys the opportunity to bring Jesus to people through media.
Gary and his wife Suzette married in 2005. Cozette their daughter was born 5 years later. They all serve at church helping in various ministries.
The Meeker family loves to entertain in their home, and on stage in theatrical plays, singing and dancing. They enjoy activities of the surrounding lake and desert of Lake Havasu. Gary loves to garden and breed fish reminding him of the Parable of the Sower and Matthew 14:13-21 Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand.
Tara is an East Coast born and bred gal that moved to the desert from the
Boston area in 1985 and is blessed to call Lake Havasu City home for the last 36
Tara is honored to serve as the administrative assistant at AGC. She comes to
us after retiring from the Banking field with over 30 years of experience in
administrative/financial positions at Chase Bank.
Tara has been married to Kevin, the love of her life, for 5 years. Their blended
family now consists of 3 amazing grown children, their wonderful spouses and
7 fabulous grandchildren.
God guided Tara and Kevin to Abundant Grace Church 3 years ago. They have
been blessed to become members of the church and get to serve on the worship
team too. They love being part of this AGC family. They praise God that He
knows exactly where people need to be planted to grow!
Tony and Davia DeJong serve as the AGC Kids Ministry Pastor. Tony and Davia DeJong were happily married in January 2018. God blessed them with an addition to their family in April 2020 with their son, Tucker. Tony has served in many different churches in Arizona. His ministry training began in Master’s Commission. He is currently taking classes through Global University.
Davia was raised in church as a pastor’s daughter and has served in various ministries; kids, nursery, and worship team. Davia is a licensed hairstylist and enjoys boosting people’s confidence and making them feel great by bringing out the best in them.
Tony and Davia have a heart to help kids grow in their relationship with Jesus. The verse they stand by is 1 Peter 2:9 “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” Our prayer is to equip children to be world changers and history makers by loving God and loving people
Dean and Lori became the pastors of Abundant Grace Church on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. Prior to becoming the pastors of Abundant Grace, they served as the Youth/Associate pastors since July of 2007.
Dean and Lori have been married since 1992 and they have two married adult children, Devin (Tiffany), Davia (Tony) and one teen son still in the nest, Dewey! Since graduating from North Central University in Minneapolis, MN, They have served in full time ministry in Nebraska and Arizona.
Dean and Lori’s passion for life is simply to serve and help people, regardless of their background, to experience the love of God and discover their true identity as sons and daughters of the King! Their desire for Abundant Grace is to be a safe place for people to be real, a graceful place that displays a culture of honor, and a dynamic place that dispatches the raw power of God and a believing place where God’s word-The Bible- is obeyed and practiced.
Dean and Lori enjoy going to concerts, living healthy and spending time with family. The ultimate vacation spot for Dean would be nestled among the pine trees in a log cabin surrounded by wildlife. For Lori it would be a white sandy beach along the ocean. A few things on Dean’s bucket list are to attend an awards ceremony in Hollywood or Nashville, watch the Detroit Lions play in the Superbowl, B-B-Q with Chip and Joanna Gaines, pray with Bono (U2) and see a dead person come back to life.