Dr. Keith Grubbs
Children: Hannah Grace, Caleb
Start Date: August 1, 2008
Keith grew up in Pearl, MS and was raised by Christian parents. Through God’s influence with family and church, Keith was saved at a young age and has always enjoyed church involvement. While working as an auditor and serving as a youth S.S. director and deacon, Keith sensed God’s call to vocational Christian ministry. He quit his job and began seminary work in 1992. In addition to an accounting degree from MSU, Keith earned a Master of Divinity degree and a Doctor of Ministry degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to Park Place, Keith served as pastor of Walker Hill B.C. in Brandon and Midway B.C. in Meridian. He is passionate about preaching God’s Word and serving others. Keith and his family enjoy traveling, sports, theme parks, and mission trips. Keith’s hobbies include hunting, fishing and playing golf.
Minister of Music
Associate Pastor – Children and Family Discipleship
Children: Jenny, Cleve
Start Date: January 1, 2012
Jeff was at Mississippi State studying to become a Civil Engineer when the Lord called him to full time ministry. Jeff graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering and also has a Master of Theological Studies degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He enjoys playing and listening to music (especially kids songs), reading, watching sports (especially Mississippi State football), and discovering new and creative ways to share God’s truths with kids. Jeff loves being a children’s minister because it gives him a great excuse to be the kid at heart that he is. He is married to his wife Megan, whom he is thankful to have as his partner in life and ministry. They have two children, Jenny and Cleve.
Director of Preschool Ministry and Office Manager
Children: Jordan and Jason
Start Date: February 2, 2009
Korbi grew up in a loving, Christian home in McComb, MS. She worked in the vision care field for nearly 10 years before God called her to Park Place as a ministry assistant. After working over 9 years as the pastors’ secretary, Korbi began serving as the Director of Preschool Ministry and Office Manager. Working and serving at Park Place has helped Korbi to realize her passions for the Lord’s work in singing, missions, preschool ministry, and fellowship. While participating in her first international mission trip to Ukraine, Korbi developed a deep love for the nations. Pursuing that love has led her on multiple local, national, and international mission trips. In her free time, Korbi enjoys spending time with family, sharing meals with friends, reading, and going to the beach.
Minister of Senior Adults
Start Date: January 1, 2016
Paul and Deborah joined the Park Place family in July 2014, after their retirement and move from Corinth, MS. Paul trusted Jesus as Savior as a ten year old and at age 12 accepted God’s call to vocational ministry. He preached occasionally during high school and college and was ordained in 1967 as pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Pontotoc, MS. Paul served Mississippi churches for more than 40 years with responsibilities in youth and recreation, education and administration, including more than 20 years in senior adult ministry. He is a graduate of Tupelo High School, Clarke Jr. College, Mississippi College, and Southwestern Seminary.
Paul enjoys hunting and gardening. He and Deborah have two adult children and two granddaughters.
Director of Adult Ministry and Facilities
Start Date: March 10, 2014
Glenn and his family joined Park Place over 25 years ago. While at Park Place, he was ordained as deacon and has served on various committees and in other areas of leadership within the church. In his role as Director of Adult Ministry and Facilities, Glenn helps lead the Adult Sunday School and Ministry Teams while also managing the church facilities. While serving on staff, he has developed a passion for meeting guests and helping them get connected with the church through Sunday School and other areas of service.
Glenn and his wife Glenda have been married over 40 years. They have seen their children and now grandchildren come to know Christ while attending Park Place. Glenn enjoys hunting and spending time with his family.
Head of School
Children:Katie, Olivia, Sam, and Will
Start Date: July 29, 2019
Jason grew up in Houston, MS and moved to Jackson in 2000. After attending and serving in local churches, Jason realized that he had never completely given his life to the Lord. In the spring of 2015, Jason fully surrendered to Jesus Christ and was baptized.
In 1994, Jason graduated from Houston High School. He attended Delta State University and received a Bachelor of Science and Social Science. Jason continued his education at Arkansas State University where he received a master’s degree in Educational Leadership. He is also a graduate of the National Institute of School Leadership.
Jason has been in education for 20 years. He has been a classroom teacher, assistant football and baseball coach, head football and baseball coach, athletic director, and a principal. Jason has also been serving as pulpit supply for several churches across the state for the past 2-3 years. He has also taught Sunday School classes from college to senior adults, and is currently teaching an adult Sunday School class at Park Place. Jason enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. Jason and Carrie are so grateful to the Lord for giving them this opportunity to serve the students and families through PPCA.
Mission Kenya Missionary
Start Date: January 6, 2020
Dan grew up in Pascagoula, Mississippi and attended Clarke Memorial Baptist College, Mississippi College, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Dan and Libby were appointed missionaries by the International Mission Board on April 14, 1976. Before their retirement on December 10, 2010, they served in France, West Africa, the Soviet Union, Belarus, Germany, and Southeast Asia. Following retirement, the Panters served in Kenya with the IMB as volunteer missionaries. Dan has also served as pastor, interim pastor, and naval chaplain. He is thankful to be part of a Great Commission church and looks forward to the future with great expectation.
Minister of Missions and Discipleship
Start Date: August 1, 2022
Michael grew up in a Christian home in Simpson County and went to church regularly during his childhood. At around age 12, he began to realize from God’s Word that he was a sinner and that he needed forgiveness for his sins. A few weeks later, Michael surrendered his life to Christ and was baptized.
While attending Jones County Junior College, Michael met his wife, Patsy. After serving in the United States Air Force and working in the sales industry, God called Michael into the gospel ministry. Michael had a great desire to preach the Gospel and began preaching right away. During his time at seminary, Michael and Patsy heard God’s call to overseas mission work. In May of 1999, Michael and Patsy, with their four children, were appointed as career missionaries with the International Mission Board. Michael and Patsy served as cross-cultural missionaries in Russia for 23 years. During these years, they were heavily involved in every aspect of missionary work, evangelism, discipleship, and healthy church formation.
After retiring from the IMB in June of 2022, Michael was called to serve on staff at Park Place. Michael enjoys spending time with his wife of 37 years, his children and grandchildren, playing disc golf, riding horses, traveling, and going for long walks.