Lead Pastor, Grace Church
Wes Olds is the Lead Pastor of Grace Church, a multi-site congregation with three locations in South West Florida. He is a graduate of The University of Kentucky and Asbury Theological Seminary. Wes serves as a coach with Spiritual Leadership, Incorporated (SLI) and as a board member of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. He is a recipient of the Lily Foundation Award for Clergy Renewal and co-author of the study series and book A Grace-Full-Life. He is an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church and has served on a variety of leadership boards and teams in Kentucky and Florida.
Prior to coming to Grace Church, Wes began a multi-cultural, urban church called The Rock-La Roca United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky. While there, he co-founded Lexington’s chapter of “Room in the Inn”, a city-wide ministry of hospitality and shelter for homeless men. Before that, Wes was a youth pastor at three United Methodist churches, an instructor at Asbury University, and writer for Group Publishing and United Methodist Communications.
Wes is married to Becky and they have one adult son named Caleb. Wes loves music, enjoys fishing, driving his Mustang, sports, and travel to historical sites where he actually reads the plaques!