Pastor of Worship and Administration

Rev. Jeff Rakes

Jeff Rakes received his B.S. from Furman University and M.Div. from Covenant Seminary. He served as a church planter for six years in Edwardsville, Illinois and as an assistant pastor for six years in Plano, Texas before coming to Dover in 1993 as Grace’s Pastor of Worship and Administration. Jeff enjoys songwriting and recording; he has produced several worship projects at Grace. He and his wife Celeste have three children and one grandchild. In his free time, you’ll find him playing basketball or fiddling with Mac computers.