Pastor Shawn Gray is the Lead Pastor of Echo Church. He and his wife, Brook founded Echo in 2011 with a group of friends. Pastor Shawn is passionate about God’s Word and desires to bring that Word to life in the heart of each person in an inspiring way. His genuine delivery has opened opportunities for him to travel as a guest speaker in multiple arenas. Pastors Shawn and Brook live in Pleasant Hill, MO with their two sons, Ashton and Landon.
Brook leads with the ultimate goal of bringing glory to God. Witnessing people connect to God and to each other brings her immense joy. Through her leadership, the Experience Team does their best to ensure everyone who enters Echo Church feels the love of Jesus through a friendly, welcoming environment. Whether its biking, hiking or planting flowers, Brook just wants to be outside. She and her husband Shawn enjoy their regular date nights and are fond of trying new restaurants in the KC area. They also have two adorable and active sons, Ashton and Landon. As a family, they delight in a nice camping trip or a competitive game night with friends.
J.R. has devoted his life to serving with a “whatever it takes” attitude. His love for God and His church drives his excitement for ministry, whether he’s leading from the stage… or plunging a toilet. He serves as Echo Church’s Worship Pastor, leading a team whose passion is to create authentic worship experiences that bless both God and the church. He also serves as the Student Ministries Pastor and leads a team who have committed to building up the next generation of Godly men and women. J.R. and his wife Lacey find joy in hosting game nights, parties, and awesome worship nights in their home! Their greatest joy comes from hearing their kids Kaylee and Jackson sing praises to God!
Jonathan leads Echo-Groups, the church’s dynamic small group ministry. He leads the School of Leadership where leaders are trained for small groups and different areas of the Church. He also leads our Media and Production Teams and creates great, creative worship services every weekend.
Tiffany leads the Children’s Ministry at Echo Church. Her team creates an amazing experience for kids to learn about God and have a real encounter with Jesus, learn the Bible, and grow in Him. She also oversees the Women’s Ministry events and small groups.
Ebony is best described as passionate, and lovingly cares for all who walk into the Echo Church office. In her role as office manager, she is dedicated to seeing the daily operations of Echo Church run smoothly and seamlessly so that every pastor can focus on the important things: Pursuing God, reaching the lost, and empowering the saints entrusted to our care. As a highly adaptable leader she commits long hours each week serving in Echo’s worship, youth, and women’s ministry. Her husband Curtis serves as well as a member of Echo’s Media and Production Team. With their two daughters Ella and Evelyn, their family enjoys playing games, going on family bike rides and snuggling together with a good book.