Meet the Leaders


Pastor Dave DeRonde

Dave accepted the call to be the pastor at Grace in July of 2012.  Dave was born and raised in New Jersey.  He gave his life to Christ in the summer of 1981, while in the military.  Eventually, Dave recognized God’s call to enter “full time” ministry, and moved to Pennsylvania to attend Pinebrook Bible College.  Since college graduation, he has been a Youth Leader, a Worship Leader, and a Bible Study Teacher.  He interned at Calvary Chapel in Old Bridge; and just prior to his time here at Grace Bible Fellowship, served as Assistant Pastor of Calvary Chapel in New Brunswick.  He and his wife, Trish, reside in Matawan, and have 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren.  They also have an extensive ministry counseling married couples.


Elder Brian Walter

Brian received Christ as his Savior at the age of 7 and was baptized at the age of 13.  Son of a baptist preacher, his upbringing was steeped in the Bible. He attended several colleges towards his BSEE degree including Northeastern Bible College before it shut down in the early 1980’s.  He has served God as a Sunday School teacher for various classes ranging from 6th Grade through adult, Boy’s Brigade Leader, deacon, and Green Brook Baptist church bus outreach ministry.

He completed Veritas International Seminary’s Master of Arts Theological Studies degree program.  He and his wife, Debbie, both serve Grace Bible Fellowship as Co-Sunday School Superintendents.  They have 2 grown children and 4 grandchildren.


Elder Mark Mocarski

Mark surrendered his life to Christ in February of 2012. His zeal for The Word of God as well as his desire to serve the body of GBF were evident very early in his walk. He served as a deacon and has lead the welcome ministry for several years and was taken into Eldership in August of 2018. He and his wife, Jane, reside in Hazlet and have one daughter and two granddaughters.  He is currently enrolled in The Institute for Nouthetic Studies, where he is studying Biblical Counseling.