the elders

Pastor Derek Melton

Sr. Pastor

Pastor Derek Melton is the Sr. Pastor of Grace Life Church. In January of 1999 Pastor Derek planted what is now Grace Life Church of Pryor with the conviction that Pryor needed a biblical church. Pastor Derek’s deep conviction is that God’s Word is powerful and is central to local church life.

Pastor Derek is a verse-by-verse expositor of God’s Word. Contextual and applicable preaching is consistent from the pulpit at Grace Life Pryor. Pastor Derek is also a retired 30-year Law Enforcement veteran – retiring in 2015 from his position as Assistant Chief of Police at Pryor Police Department.

Pastor Derek is married to Stacey and has two grown children, Cody and Lindey.

Pastor Jason Cummings

Associate Pastor

Pastor Jason has been ministering with Pryor on Fire Teen Ministries/Grace Life Church of Pryor since 2002. During this time he has had the privilege to minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ to thousands of Thunderbird Youth Academy cadets. God has given Pastor Jason a deep love and commitment to His Word, the local church, and world missions. Pastor Jason has been married to his wife, April since 2001 and they have three sons; Kaden, Mason and Ian. Pastor Jason has a deep desire to see the next generations of the church return to a biblical, Christ-centered worldview and is deeply committed to teaching this truth to the church. Pastor Jason oversees evangelism and missions for Grace Life Church.

Pastor Tommy Parker

Associate Pastor

Pastor Tommy Parker was called to Grace Life Church of Pryor in August 2012. Tommy had been serving in the Ministry for ten years in youth and young adult ministries. Tommy has a deep passion for making disciples and spreading the Gospel to all peoples for the glory of God. Tommy oversees the small group and children's church ministries of Grace Life Pryor. He and his wife, Samantha, have four children, Ally Reese, Tommy Jr., Paige, and Tate.