On January 29th, 2023, Grace Baptist Church voted to hire Will Stanley as the lead pastor. Pastor Will served as a pastoral intern throughout the year 2022 and was ordained by the church in October of the same year. Before that, he was a carpenter for more than 15 years in the Hazleton area. During many of those years, he served as the youth leader of Grace Baptist Church and as a deacon, serving as chairman for a number of years. He and his wife, Maria, live in Freeland, PA with their 3 daughters and dog, Duke.