Don Read

Don Read

Pastor of congregational care & counseling

Don has been a member here since moving to Austin in 1997. He joined the church staff in 2003 and has served as Children’s Pastor, Family Pastor, Pastor of Adult Education (ABFs), and Pastor to our Senior Citizens. Currently, Don serves as the Pastor of Care & Counseling. He holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor and a Master of Arts in Religion & Pastoral Counseling from Liberty Theological Seminary. Don and his wife, Michelle, married in the summer of 1981 and together have raised two sons, Daniel and Tyler. Now empty-nesters, Don and Michelle enjoy a variety of outdoor activities and hobbies.

Contact Don via email or call (512) 891-1660

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Becky Grangaard

Director of prayer ministry & human resources

Becky oversees the Small Group Ministry and Prayer Ministry of our church. She was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas and received her BBA from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX. Becky and her husband, Dan, began attending here in 1990 when Rob Harrell became Senior Pastor, and she joined the staff in 1994. Becky has two adult children, Dawn and Scott, who grew up attending FEFC. Dawn and her husband, Jonathan, have given Becky her most cherished role to date--that of being a grandmother!

Contact Becky via email or call (512) 891-1632