Pastors & Staff

Kent Gravley

Lead Pastor

It has been Pastor Kent’s privilege to serve the Lord at Immanuel since 1990.  A graduate of Dallas Seminary, one of Kent’s emphasis is biblical exposition – seeking to teach the truth of Scripture as it relates to life. You’ll probably hear an illustration from football thrown in here or there.  The church generously freed up Kent to coach a number of years within the Aberdeen school district from elementary to high school, illustrating both the church’s and Kent’s commitment to our community.
His wife, Jan, a gifted teacher, has taught within the school district for many years. They have three adult children who have lived on both coasts and in the middle of our great country.  Some things Kent wants you to know:
  • His heart beats for families and children.
  • He has a great respect for the business community of Grays Harbor.
  • He has a rockin’ Christmas nutcracker collection.  (Probably a diagnosable addiction.)
  • Having studied the Bible and theology for almost 40 years, Pastor Kent is more overwhelmed with God’s love for each of us than ever before.

Bill Brown

Associate Pastor

Pastor Bill grew up at Immanuel. Since graduating from Aberdeen High School, the Lord’s path for Bill has brought him through Southern California, Hong Kong, the Portland metro area, and now back to Grays Harbor. Bill is passionate about Christ and the Gospel, and loves helping the Church worship God.
Bill and his wife Jacey met while students at Western Seminary in Portland, and where they were married in 2007. The Lord has blessed them with two wonderful, energetic boys.

Patti Ray 

Administrative Assistant

Patti was raised on the Harbor graduating from Aberdeen High School.  She attended Immanuel Baptist as a youth with her aunt.  In 2010 she married her husband, Gordy. They were married at Immanuel with Pastor Kent performing the ceremony. She and Gordy are raising their 2 boys here at Immanuel. Patti is an active wife and mom running her boys from sports to Awana and volunteering at their school in the mornings.

After 23 years of working as a Pharmacy Tech on the Harbor, Patti followed the Lord’s calling into ministry.  She considers it a blessing and honor to serve the Lord at Immanuel and help members of the community.  Serving in the church has allowed Patti to continue volunteering in our community.

Her activities include coaching basketball at the YMCA, running Mr. T’s batting cages, and helping other moms with picking up and dropping off their children as needed. 

Rachel Monroe

Children's Ministries

Rachel has a passionate love for children and a deep desire to see them grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. She was extensively involved in Children’s Ministries at Immanuel from 2007-2013 and is thrilled to be back serving the children of this community. Rachel and her 3 children live in Montesano. 

John Qualey

Media Ministries

John has been blessed to be involved with IBC media ministries and the technical department.