Grace Church Pastor John Baker and wife Barbara are moving to Phoenix, Arizona to open a ministry to Christian professionals

After 12 years as Senior Pastor of Grace Church Molalla, Pastor John and his wife Barbara are moving to Phoenix, Arizona to open Casa La Paz, a place for Christian professionals from all over the world to come to get refreshed and revitalized for a week at a time.

Pastor John and Barbara will be working under the direction of Life Impact Ministries and their home will become one of 15 oases around the world used to minister to those in Christian service. For more information on the ministry, visit

"We are sad to leave our Molalla family but excited about the direction God has for us and for Grace Church," Baker said. "I am especially encouraged with the selection of Lee Throne as interim pastor and our Elder leadership as we leave."

The farewell service for Pastor John and Barbara will take place on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. with both Grace Church and New Horizons Fellowship, along with other special guests. A barbecue will follow in the Grace Church gym at 11:30 a.m.

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