Pastoral Staff

Paul  Buckley

Paul Buckley

Lead Pastor

Hi, my name is Paul Buckley and I’ve had the privilege of serving as the Lead Pastor for King of Grace Church since its founding in 2002. I’ve also enjoyed the privilege of serving on the Executive Committee for Sovereign Grace Churches, and as the Director for The Gospel Coalition – New England.

I am very blessed to be married to Peggy (née Fantini). We are living our dream to be part of what God is doing through churches in our native New England. We have four adult children, Daniel, Caleb (married to Hannah), John and Mary and one grand daughter. Please come visit us so we can hear your story. We look forward to meeting you!

Jeff Haavisto

Jeff Haavisto

Team Pastor

Hi, my name is Jeff Haavisto and I have the privilege of serving as a Team Pastor for King of Grace Church. I am the pastor for biblical counseling and crisis care as well as part of the King of Grace preaching team.

I am married to my best friend, Micki and we have two wonderful adult children, Annie ( & husband, Nick) and Ben.

We hope we get a chance to meet you when you visit!

Toby Gayner

Toby Gayner

Team Pastor

Hi, I’m Toby Gayner and I serve as a Team Pastor at King of Grace Church.  God has led my wife Kelly and I to Haverhill by way of Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey and the UK (thus the accent) and we have been blessed with seven precious children along the way.  I have the joy of leading the Children’s and Youth Ministry at church and love serving families of both church members and visitors in this way.

Mike Lilley

Mike Lilley

Church Planting Pastor, King of Peace, Salem

Hi, My name is Mike Lilley. I am a pastor ordained by King of Grace Church but sent to plant King of Peace Church in Salem, MA. After a career in the US Army, my wife Enza and I moved here from Maryland in 2011 to serve with King of Grace.  We have three adult sons, Zak,  Nick (married to Annie) and Ethan.  It is my great joy to see people come into life saving relationships with Jesus, have their lives transformed by the power of the gospel, and live as mature disciples connected to the life and mission of the local church.

Enza and I hope you can visit us in Salem, we look forward to meeting you and hearing your story.

Deacons

Paul & Heidi Parisi

Paul & Heidi Parisi

Deacon for Finance

Mitch & Barbara Jacoby

Mitch & Barbara Jacoby

Deacon for Worship

Office Staff

Peggy Buckley

Administrator for Planning & Communication

Melissa Fairbanks

Administrator for Planning & Communication