Meet Our Staff

Joe Warrington

Senior Pastor
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My name is Joe R. Warrington, I was born on the island nation of Dominica, a small island surrounded by the Atlantic and Caribbean seas. At the age of 19 I received the Lord as my personal savior at a crusade conducted by a number of churches in our nation’s capital. I was called to preach the gospel one year later and enrolled at Caribbean Bible School. I later transferred to Circleville Bible College in 1976 and graduated in 1978 with a B.A. in Christian ministries. I moved to Jackson, Mississippi and completed a Masters degree in theology at Wesley Biblical Seminary.

The summer of my graduation I got married to Jackie, and we moved to Altadena, California to our first pastorate. We would spend twelve good years in California in pastoral ministries as well as graduate studies at Pepperdine University. In 1993, my family relocated to Colorado Springs where I joined the faculty at Nazarene Bible College. Jackie and I have three daughters: Jewel, Joy, and Jasmine. I also enjoy golfing, fishing, dominoes, and on some occasions play a little cricket.

My greatest joy is my relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. I am delighted to pastor the Grace Church family. We are a multicultural church with about eight different cultures. It would be a delight to hear from you and to share your greetings with the people of Grace Church. Please feel free to make us aware of your prayer needs. We are a church of prayer and we will lift you up before the Lord. Please be sure you have read and understand our Lord’s requirements for salvation. Do not hesitate to contact me if I can assist you in the ever important decision to accept the gift of salvation in the name of Jesus.

Pat Finnegan

Music Minister
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I’m an avid music lover with a Jazz and Band background, but I appreciate and enjoy the music of just about every genre. I see music as an art, a science and as a sacred gift to humankind. More than anything I enjoy using music to bring glory to our God and Savior Jesus Christ.

Born again in the Methodist Church, I began leading worship in youth group as a teen and have served in this capacity almost continuously since then. When independent study and private lessons seemed inadequate to my calling as a worship leader, I enrolled at Nazarene Bible College and graduated with a BMin in Music Ministry. I started at Grace Church of the Nazarene as Music Minister in my final year of college.

One of my favorite musical tasks is arranging and so I enjoy combining traditional and contemporary songs into medleys that support each other musically and thematically. To me, this is what “blended worship” really means, admittedly a little different than the common term conveys. During a worship service, my goal is for our team to achieve an “unassuming excellence” that seeks to support and facilitate whole-hearted worship and eliminate distractions rather than to draw attention to itself.

As a music teacher I also enjoy developing others as musicians and worship leaders. To that end I provide voice and instrument lessons, and training in music theory and music history. I have also served as a teaching assistant and taught courses in Music Theory and Finale Notation Software at Nazarene Bible College.

I have the distinct pleasure of ministering along with my whole family. My wife, Mandy, also serves here at Grace Church as the Superintendent of Discipleship Ministries. My daughter Samantha and son Jeremy serve with me on the worship team. Samantha is a vocalist and Jeremy plays guitar for the team. My nephew Andy also serves with me, playing drums for the worship team.

Mandy Finnegan

Discipleship Ministries Superintendant
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My name is Mandy Finnegan and I have been an educator for as long as I can remember. In 2013 I received my Bachelor of Christian Education degree at Nazarene Bible College, and I am currently a Quality Assurance Specialist for Compassion International. Both of these positions enable me to live out my passion for quality and learning.

I have had experience in classrooms ranging from preschool through 6th grade. I have lived and worked in many cities throughout the country and even taught English in Belarus, but I have been in Colorado Springs for the last 16 years.

As an educator, my vision includes providing an environment in which every child is cared for spiritually, intellectually, and physically. It is my desire to be steadfast in my faith, fight against mediocrity, and inspire people, beginning with children, to holiness by living an interdependent life among the body of Christ while “pursuing what promotes peace and what builds up one another” (Rom 14:19).