Blackshear Church of God

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Lead Pastor

       Pastor Kevin Grissom is the lead pastor at the Blackshear Church of God. Through out his 30+ years of pastoral leadership with the Church of God, he has served as State Youth Director in Alaska and Illinois, has spoken at several state camp meetings and has ministered internationally in Korea, the Philippines and Haiti. He has lead building projects, ministry projects and brought churches out of debt through faith, stewardship and financial management.

       God has brought Pastor Grissom through many trails and tribulations in his life, giving him a deep compassion for the sick, broken hearted and bound.

       “Being healed from cancer not once, but twice, has given me ‘Victorious, Ridiculous Faith’ to believe that God can do anything,” says Pastor Grissom. “God is no respecter of persons and what He has done for me He can do for you too.”

Mission Director and Jail Ministry Team Leader

Rev. Dodd has been involved with the Church of God for 30+ years. Ordained since 2006, he joined the Blackshear Church of God ministry team in 2009.

Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. 

Team Leader and Director of Worship


Title:  Sanctuary Worship Team Leader:  Exhorter since Nov. 2011

Member for 30 + years.

In music ministry as pianist for youth choir at 19. Then as church musician. As BCOG worship Leader about 17 years.

Positions held:Worship Leader, Missions team,  Breakthrough Ministry at the PCJ

Any degrees/certifications? Lisenced Exhorter in BCOG


Ps 27:4 One thing I ask of the the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on his beauty, to seek him in his temple.      

 Phil 1:6 Being confident of this that he who began a good work in you  will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.      

 Prov 16:3 Roll your works upon the Lord (commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and) so shall your plans be established and succeed.      

 1 Cor 9:8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

Team Director of Christian Education and A.W.A.N.A Captain

Anja has a Masters Degree in Education and is a Certified Teacher who is teaching for the Pierce County School System. As early as she can remember she has always loved the Lord . In her 24 years of ministry , she has taught in Sunday School , Children's Church , and has taught and supervised the Wednesday night Ministry Board of Blackshear Church of God . Currently she serves as Christian Education Director , but serves as the A.W.A.N.A.'S Captain and E.D.G.E. Ministries . She serves on the praise team, Jail Outreach Team, and actively supports other ministries in the Blackshear Church of God. Anja strives for excellence in serving Christ and others , believing in Christ all things are possible and wants you to know that no matter what struggle you may be facing ,as she has found out, God has a way of working it out , if you totally turn it over to HIM !

Women's Discipleship Team Leader

Mary Fran is the wife of our Pastor , She and Kevin share the Lord's leading and vision in ministry for the Blackshear Church of God .Originally from Pittsburgh  PA , Mary Fran has 2 children Cara and Anthony. Mary Fran accepted Jesus into her heart in 1992. Since becoming a child of God she has been an active worker , starting as a Sunday School Teacher , Nursery Worker , Alter Worker , and was the founder and leader of a single parents home support and bible study group that grew to over 150 single and married parents . The Lord has moved mightily in her life and she has seen His power and Hand directing her footsteps and path to Pastor Kevin and the Blackshear Church of God . The Lord has placed a desire and burden in her heart for Women's Discipleship which she now serves as our leader in that ministry. She believes in Proverbs 31: 10.....and Strives for us to be the women of EXCELLENCE for His Kingdom !