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Join us for worship Sunday mornings at 9:30 am with Sunday School classes for all ages at 11:00 am here We are situated on the corner of Birdsville Road (424) and Route 2 South at 4012 Birdsville Rd, Davidsonville, MD.

Our service is available Sundays online hereIf you are new at Grace, we would like to welcome you here.

Contact the office Monday through Thursday.  Feel free to contact a pastor directly if you prefer to plan a meeting. The pastor's complete contact info is at the end of the Sunday bulletin, or email us here. We look forward to hearing from You! 

Church Office

In case of inclement weather, check your email or scroll down here below for the latest updates from Grace or check Facebook. Weather-related cancellation of Church activities will be made at the recommendation of the pastor and head of the deacons.

  • Pastor Jerry Straight

    Senior Pastor

    Teaching Elder Pastor Jerry Straight arrived at Grace Presbyterian Church in January 2020.  He has served as church planter, interim pastor and missions pastor at churches across the country, and he is ordained with our denomination, the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).  Jerry, with his wife Stacey, has shepherded churches in North Carolina, Indiana, and now Maryland.  They are parents to eight children, with three now in college.  Their family called Indiana home for seven years, and they are excited to join us at Grace.

  • Dr. David Frierson

    Assistant Pastor

    Rev. Dr. David and Suzette Frierson call South Carolina their home state. He was born there, and Suzette spent most of her life there. Her father was in the Air Force, so she has traveled all over the world. Pastor David has five siblings and Suzette has three. Their parents died in the last few years. 

    They met in church when they were both in their last year of college. Pastor David graduated from the University of South Carolina and Gordon-Conwell Seminary. Suzette graduated from Columbia Bible College and Stanly Community College school of nursing. Pastor David has served as a PCA pastor since the fall of 1981. Suzette has been a Labor and Delivery Nurse and Nurse Manager for a Crisis Pregnancy Center.

    They have three married grown children. Two sons and one daughter. They have nine grandchildren. Their oldest son and his family live near College Station, Texas. Their daughter and her husband live in Sunset Harbor, NC. Their youngest child and his wife live in Burgaw, NC. Pastor David has younger brother in Laurel, MD.

  • Christy Chalfant

    Office and Communications Manager

    Christy came to the office at Grace in 2017 after managing office relations for 15 years in the Baltimore area. She enjoys participating in Sunday worship, including our music team at Grace. Christy studied Biological Sciences at the University of Maryland in Catonsville. Having grown up here in the area, she returned in 2004 and lives in Riva with her husband, Don, a native of western North Carolina. She enjoys classic movies, biking, working out with her sister, and Sunday dinner with local and extended family. 

officers of the congregation

Jesus tells us that He is the Good Shepherd who cares for His sheep; His sheep know His voice and they follow Him. He also appoints under-shepherds to guide His Church and serve as overseers of the flock. We have pastors, elders and deacons who have committed to love Jesus' sheep and tend each one. 


Teaching Elders
Jerry A. Straight, Senior Pastor, Moderator of the Session

Dr. David Frierson, Assistant Pastor

Ruling Elders

Neal Allen '22

Ted Chwastyk '25

Larry Claussen '25

Mark Friese '26

Bruce Holtzman '25

Michael Moriarty '22

Steve Weber '24, Clerk of Session

James Wooddell '25


Matt Chwastyk '24 , Diaconate Chair, Property
Dale Enzor '25, Property

Byron Johnson '26

John Perry '26

Kevin Newton '25, Mercy

Sean Tavalozzi '23, Church Treasurer

Jon White '26