Senior Leade​rship

Inspire, Impact and Invest through leading. 

2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. -2 Timothy 4:2 NIV

Pastor Patrick Lamar Grace, Senior Pastor 

Patrick L. Grace is a native of Raeford, North Carolina but resides in Raleigh, North Carolina with his lovely wife Mrs. Latasha Grace. They are the parents of Richard L. Grace. Patrick has a heart for loving the people of God and wanting to see them grow stronger and deeper in God and fulfilling their God given purpose. Patrick has always operated in ministry since his childhood. He served as minister of music, choir director and in many other capacities. 

His expository teaching, charismatic preaching and powerful anointing has caused him to travel extensively sharing and depositing wisdom in the lives and hearts of God’s people. He has been afforded great ministry opportunities and has  preached on many platforms, and conducted several workshops, and he has served on several boards. Pastor Grace has been on several discussion panels, dealing with different subjects as it relates to the Body of Christ and Young Adults. He was one of the co-hosts of an internationally syndicated radio talk show entitled "What's the fresh Word".

In the year of 2016 under the leadership of 

Bishop Ronald L. Godbee at The River Church in Durham, NC Patrick and Latasha were ordained as Pastors.

 At this point in ministry, Bishop Godbee through the spirit of God, released them both from The River Church to establish what would be known as “The Advance Church” back in his hometown. 

In January 2017, the Advance Church was brought forth in the earth, a place of people that were real, relevant, and relational.

After being faithful to the assignment and ministry God commissioned them to go to the next level. Solely out of obedience and submission to the will of God, Pastor Patrick took the members of The Advance Church and connected them to the vision that was established by Dr. Robert L. & Lady Gladys Bronson at St. Paul Full Gospel Baptist Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Today, Pastor Patrick & Lady Tasha also known as “Pastor P & Lady T”, faithfully serve the people of God and lead them as their Pastor to a higher level in God. The heart of the ministry is to serve each other and build up the community through the power of God. St. Paul is experiencing steady healthy growth under his leadership and is moving towards being a model ministry. 


Reverend Dr. Robert L. Bronson, Pastor Emeritus 

On November 27, 1977, Dr. Bronson was ordained as Pastor of Love Grove Free Will Baptist Church. God allowed Dr. Bronson to preach and run revivals across the countries with many souls being saved and delivered from sin, “To God be the Glory.” God chose a young man from a small place like Timberland which is in Raeford, North Carolina.  One of the greatest blessings was organizing St. Paul Full Gospel Baptist Church in the year of 1993.

The following acquisitions have been made: The purchase of church property, extension and renovation of class rooms, bathrooms, and fellowship hall.Dr. Bronson was able to establish the Missionary Circle, Nurses’ Aide Ministry, The United Voices of Praise Choir, Family and Friends Day, Youth Ministry, Praise Dance Ministry, and a Youth Bible Study Class.

God has allowed Dr. Bronson the privilege to overcome many challenges and come through many obstacles. With the knowledge and understanding of who God is, always causes us to triumph. Dr. Bronson pastored for 37 years. 

Pastor Bronson holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree of theology from Bible Institute of America Theological Seminary and an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the University of Virginia at Lynchburg,. 

Dr. Robert Bronson has been married to Mrs. Gladys Bronson for over 50 years, They have four children Darin (Roshanda), Kimberly (Charles) Travis (Sheika) and Keisha.