Kyle Kaurin has been the lead pastor of Grace Point since 2006. After serving eight years in the Air Force and finishing college and seminary, he entered full-time ministry in the summer of 2001 as a pastor of young adults and college students at Immanuel Bible Church in Springfield Virginia. Kyle has a Bachelor of Science in Bible from Cairn University (formerly Philadelphia Biblical University) (1998), a Masters in Divinity and a Masters of Theology in New Testament Exegesis from Capital Seminary (2001). He also served as an associate Professor at Lancaster Bible College (formerly Washington Bible College).
Kyle and his wife Shea both grew up in the mountains (Kyle in Dillon Colorado, and Shea in Vermont) which of course means they grew up skiing. They met at Philadelphia Biblical University in 1996 where Shea worked as the director of recruitment, and they were married one year later. Shea spends much of her time homeschooling their four children, Ethan, Abigail, Faith, and Silas.
Kyle enjoys spending time with his family, especially on summer vacations at the beach or lake. He has a weakness for high quality ice cream, enjoys watching Sci-Fi/adventure movies (think “Star Wars” & “Lord of the Rings”), listening to NEEDTOBREATHE, and is a big fan of the Denver Broncos.
Pastor Tim Dodd has been at Grace Point Church since 1978. For twelve years he served as part time youth pastor and he has served as Associate/Assistant Pastor since 1994. He received a Bachelor of Religious Education from Clarks Summit University of PA (formerly Baptist Bible College of PA) in 1975 and a Bachelor of Theology in 1976. In 1995 he received a Master of Divinity from Baptist Bible Seminary.
Presently he is the pastor of Missions, Congregational Care and Outreach. He also has oversight of the Children’s Ministry and Guest Services and is available for Biblical counseling.
In 1981 he married Sharon and they have five adult children one of whom is married with a beautiful little girl (which means he is a grandpa! YAY!!). Tim enjoys reading, playing tennis and swimming as well as watching various sports, especially the New York Mets.
Josh Jenks is the pastor of youth and adult discipleship at Grace Point. He is originally from the greater Binghamton area. He has a Bachelor of Science in Bible from Clarks Summit University (formerly Baptist Bible College) (2004) and a Master of Theology in Old Testament studies from Capital Seminary (formerly Capital Bible Seminary) (2008).
Josh and his wife, Faith, began attending Grace Point in early 2010. They quickly fell in love with the people who make up Grace Point, enjoyed the biblical and relevant teaching, and became involved in several ministry areas. In early 2011, they both began working with the youth group and a passion to minister to this group quickly grew within them. In June of 2011, Josh accepted the call to be youth pastor at Grace Point. After serving nearly 4 years as the part-time youth pastor, Josh was brought on staff full-time in June of 2015, with the added role of coordinating adult discipleship.
Josh enjoys reading YA and Sci-Fi/Fantasy Lit, quoting “The Office,” playing with his daughter, Elli, and dog, Weasley, doing life and ministry together with his wife, and working out at the gym.
Paul Blasko served as the Senior Pastor from 1967-2004 leading the church through half its history and the building of our present facility. Born and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey, he is a graduate of Cairn University (formerly Philadelphia Biblical University) and attended Biblical Seminary when it was at Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. In 2002 PBU awarded him the honorary degree of Doctor of Religious Education.
Ministries Paul has been involved in include teaching at Davis College and the Far East Russia Bible College, speaking at sportsmen’s dinners, and serving as chaplain to Binghamton’s AHL hockey teams (including the present Binghamton Senators). He is a freelance nature and wildlife photographer (www.godswondersinnature.com), and spends his leisure time in his garden and fruit orchard, playing golf, fishing, and reading.
He is married to Joann, also a graduate of PBU, who has ably assisted his ministry as Coordinator of Children’s Ministries. They have two children and five grandchildren in Alaska and New Hampshire. Serving Twin Orchards Baptist Church was his life work and one of his greatest joys.
Bonnie Emmons has been our church secretary since August 2000. She began attending Grace Point (formerly Twin Orchards) in 1971 with her parents. She graduated from Ross Corners Christian Academy and attended Baptist Bible College and Broome Community College prior to getting married and moving to Kaneohe, Hawaii, with her husband Greg, who was in the US Marine Corps. Bonnie and Greg have three grown children–Sabrina, Nicole and Eric, and nine grandchildren. Bonnie is in our church office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Bonnie also serves on our Ladies Tea committee and the Decorating Committee. When she isn’t working at the church, she enjoys her hobbies of buying and selling antiques and collectibles, and making transformed treasures from used and unwanted furniture.
Jill MacFadden started working at Grace Point in 2011 as the music director. Since then her job has evolved to include coordinating the service order, helping organize the music program, and working alongside our childrens ministries. Jill has been involved with music since her childhood so it has been an enjoyable part of her ministry here at Grace Point.
Jill attended Columbia Bible College in the mid-80s first as a music major and then graduated with an AA in Bible. She received a BA in Church Ministries and an International TESL certification at Davis College. She originally became involved with Grace Point when she married David MacFadden in 1988.
David and Jill served with ABWE in Kenya and then in Germany from 1990 through 1999. While on the mission field, she worked with children, trained children’s workers, organized VBS, and worked with the choir.
Other than her work here at Grace Point she is also a substitute teacher in our local school district. Her favorite things to do WHEN she has spare time are gardening, walking, and baking. David and Jill have four adult children–Abigail, Katarina, Rebekah, and Lucas.