Roy Layman

Lead Pastor

I first came to Grace Bible Fellowship in 2008 to serve as the youth pastor. Since 2010 I’ve had the great privilege of serving here as pastor.

My wife Casey and I have been married for 23 years and have 5 kids ranging in age from 22 to 2 years old. Casey is my best friend and the most servant-hearted person I know. She works as a nurse and is a great mom to our kids. She and I serve as foster parents. We share a heart for kids, missions and joy in Christ.

I made a public profession of faith in Jesus Christ as a child, but it wasn’t until the spring of 2000 when I was 23 years old that the Lord got my attention in a big way. He opened my eyes to the depth of my sin, his amazing grace found in Christ alone, the value of the Bible, and the Glory of God. God has redeemed me and continues to redeem me, I’d love to share that story with you sometime!

My education includes Fire Academy and EMT school (way back in the day). Plus, I took just about every class Grayson County College has to offer. Since beginning in ministry, I’ve attended Luther Rice Bible College and Criswell Bible College, but the bulk of my ministry training came through programs offered by Denton Bible Church. I have a diploma from The Bible Training Centre For Pastors and have completed Tommy Nelson’s (Pastor at DBC) ‘Young Guns’ program as well.

In my spare time I enjoy watching sports, especially high school football #TPW and the Dallas Mavs. I love all kinds of music, Blue Bell ice cream, fishing, hiking, and pretty much anything outdoors.

I love sharing life and faith with the people of Grace Bible! Having lived here in Grayson County my entire life, I have a huge heart for the people of this area, MY PEOPLE. My goal is to TEACH the Word, LOVE people and PRAY for the Spirit to move here at Grace Bible as long as the Lord sees fit. My philosophy of ministry is to be BIBLICAL, RELATIONAL, and FUN.