The Senior Pastor of Grace Chapel is Charles Barton. Charles graduated from OU in 1982 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business. He later obtained a Master’s in Management from Southern Nazarene.

He and his wife Jo Barton have been married for 38 years. They have 2 children, Dana Ferguson and Travis Barton.

Together, Charles and Jo have been involved in multiple ministries. They currently run Destiny of Hope; a non-profit that helps build churches and orphanages. They’ve volunteered in youth ministry for 10 years and taught bible study for 25 years. Charles and Jo has been members of Grace Chapel for 12 years. He has been actively preaching for the past 7 years.

Youth Leaders

Derek and Dana Ferguson are the Grace Chapel Youth Leaders.

Dana has an Associates Degree from Hillsdale Baptist College and finished her Bachelors from ECU. She currently works at Clarks Floors. She enjoys bon-fires, coffee, reading, and watching cartoons.

Derek is a media-geek. He loves all things Audio/Video, golfing, hunting, and exploring. He worked for a media production company for 3 years before joining the Army where he was stationed at Ft. Hood, TX for another 3 years. After the Army he worked briefly¬†for a Dance Production company as a Production Manager, he worked for the University of Oklahoma as an IT for 2 years, and currently works for the FAA as a Digital Media Producer and serves part time as Grace Chapel’s Media/Tech Director and helps Dana with the Youth.

Derek and Dana are excited about what God has in store for the youth of Lexington and are looking forward to the continued growth of Connect Youth Ministries.


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