Our Staff


  • Donald Shirk Senior Pastor

    Donald Shirk has served as Senior Pastor of Grace since 1987. He has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Baptist Bible Seminary. Pastor Shirk also serves as a Trustee to Clarks Summit University of Clarks Summit, PA. He has served as an Advisory Board Member to The Association of Baptists for World Evangelization (ABWE) and on the National Council of 18 for the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches (GARBC). He is the City of Batavia Police Chaplain. He is married to Claudia and they have 5 adult children and 8 grandchildren. Pastor Shirk loves gardening and yard work.

    Phone: (585) 343-0729

    Email: dshirk@gracebatavia.org

  • Jeffrey Bartz Associate Pastor

    Pastor Jeff is married to Jami and they have 4 boys. He has been on staff since 2007. He is the director of our counseling ministry and training center and is responsible for the educational ministries of the church. He holds a doctorate in biblical counseling and loves the outdoors, especially adventuring with his boys and hunting. 

    Phone: (585) 343-0729

    Email: jbartz@gracebatavia.org

  • Corey Hancock Associate Pastor

    Pastor Corey and his wife Jaycee have been serving at Grace since May of 2016. He is the Pastor of Student Ministries and has an incredible passion for young people. When he and Jaycee are not serving at church, they enjoy coaching various high school sports and adventuring with their son, Trevin. Corey has a Master of Divinity degree from Baptist Bible Seminary as well as a Master of Arts from Clarks Summit University.

    Phone: (585) 343-0729

    Email: chancock@gracebatavia.org

  • cindy heale ministry assistant

    Cindy has served as Ministry Assistant at Grace since 2007. She has an Associates in Secretarial Science from Genesee Community College. Cindy is married to Rick and they have 3 adult children and a lovely daughter-in-law. Cindy enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with family.  

    Church Office phone: 343-0729

    email: cheale@gracebatavia.org

  • Charissa Tosh Graphic Design/Media

    Charissa has served as our Graphic Design & Media since 2012. She is a graduate Clarks Summit University and Rochester Institute of Technology. Charissa and her husband DJ are parents to 2 active boys and 2 beautiful little girls. Charissa enjoys natural living, essential oils, photography, cooking and spending time with her family. 

    Phone: 343-0729

    email: ctosh@gracebatavia.org