Pastors & Staff

Jess & Jackie Cole

Senior Pastor & Worship Leader

 Jess Cole has been a pastor for over 38 years. He was born and raised in Corpus Christi and graduated from Calallen High School. He accepted Jesus as Savior and Lord and was saved when 12 years old.  He felt God's call into the ministry when he was 14.  He received his BA in Biblical Studies from Howard Payne University, and Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
Jess was Senior Pastor of Padre Island Baptist Church for 16 years (1985-2001). He then started Christ Community Church in Corpus Christi, which merged into Christ Point Church, and was Senior Pastor there for 9 years. When Christ Point Church decided to plant a church in the Flour Bluff area of Corpus Christi, Jess felt God's calling to go and start Grace Community Church and he became its founding pastor in January 2011.

He is married to Jackie Cole, who is a chiropractor and owns Cole Chiropractic Clinic in Flour Bluff. Jackie also leads the worship team at Grace. They have a son, Seth, who graduated from Flour Bluff High School in 2022 and now attends Del Mar College. Jess loves to play golf, the Dallas Cowboys, travel (especially to Israel) and spending time with his family. (Not necessarily in that order, only sometimes.)  It has been one of the greatest joys of his life to be able to pastor here at Grace.

Tommy Christie


Tommy Christie joined the pastoral team in November 2020, He was born and raised in Corpus Christi and graduated from Flour Bluff in 2003. Tommy married Allie Christie in 2008 after graduating from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. They then moved to New Orleans where Tommy earned his M.Div from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Allie her BSN from L.S.U. They then moved to California where Tommy served at churches in San Diego and the California Bay Area. During this time the family grew with Tucker (2014) Coral (2016) and Gwen (2019). After a 12 year exodus they are incredibly excited to be back home! Tommy's focus will be reaching and discipling young families. In his free time, Tommy loves staying active, surfing, and has vowed to find the best bbq in South Texas.

Tori Wilson

Youth Pastor

Tori Wilson joined the pastoral staff at Grace Community Church in June 2017. Tori was born in Fort Worth Texas, but spent most of her youth in Corpus Christi Texas. In May of 2017 she graduated from Abilene Christian University with a degree in Youth and Family Ministry. In August 2020, Tori graduated from Logsdon Seminary with a Master of Divinity.
Tori is a gifted leader and has a heart for youth. In her spare time she loves to go to the beach, travel, and spend time outdoors. She also enjoys music and spending time with friends and family.

Becca Rempel

Children's Director

Becca is a lifelong follower of Jesus Christ with a passion for helping young children fall in love with Jesus as she did at a very young age. She and her husband Brent have been married since early 2012 and have lived in Fort Worth, Florida, Canada, and New Zealand. They moved to Corpus Christi in 2021 when Brent accepted a job as the Director of Graduate Programs and Lecturer in Theology at Stark College and Seminary. They are thrilled to finally have a place to call home, right around the corner from Grace in Flour Bluff. They have three children: Grace (2013), Dale (2014), and Matthew (2016).

Becca has served in children's ministry since she was a teenager, including working as an intern running after-school programs in public schools and mentoring young girls at Youth For Christ Palm Beach County in South Florida for four years. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2012 while also working in the office of the School of Ministry.

For nine years, she stayed home caring for her babies as a stay-at-home mom. She has served her local church in administration, hospitality, nursery, children, youth, women's, and church leadership. Most recently, she has worked as a paraprofessional in Special Education at Annapolis Christian Academy. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Ministry at Stark College & Seminary.