Women's Ministry Leader
Claire is the wife of Josh Akin and mom to their four children. She has lived in the area since 2001. Claire gave her life to Jesus in 1998 and has loved studying God's Word, applying it personally to her own life, and leading Bible gatherings for women. There is nothing Claire loves more than hearing personal testimonies about Jesus from other women. She also enjoys teaching children, toddlers and babies about Jesus at church, at work, and in her community. Claire is a homemaker and works outside of the home part-time, so can relate to both working women and stay-at-home mamas. Her hobbies include inventing new recipes which garner mixed reviews, devouring boring scientific studies with vigor, and watching LOTR (aka napping on the couch) on Sundays after church.
Founder and Lead Pastor
Discover how good life can be when lived out God's way with our founding Pastor Josh Akin.
Josh is passionate about helping the world Learn and Love the Bible. You will love Josh's way of making the Bible simple, yet profoundly life-changing.
Josh planted GraceBuilt Church in 2006 with his wife Claire. They have four children and love exploring the small towns and trails around the beautiful Shenandoah valley.
Stacie is the administrative assistant to Pastor Josh. She also volunteers in children’s ministry and make learning about Jesus fun and impactful for GraceBuilt Kids. Stacie’s favorite things to do in the Shenandoah Valley are getting together outdoors with friends to pick apples, doing vendor events (she is an avid painter), and going to visit local lakes and parks. Most of all, she loves to spend time with friends and family.
Safety Team Leader
Board of Directors
Pastor Tom is founding pastor of Calvary Chapel Williamsburg. He serves on the Board of Directors providing counsel and accountability to Pastor Josh. Learn more about Pastor Tom and what God is doing in Williamsburg.
Board of Directors
GraceBuilt Kids Check-In Leader