Pastor Jerry Birch is Co-Pastor of Abundant Grace Fellowship. Pastor Birch is a gifted preacher, marriage speaker and serves as Chaplain for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Pastor Birch is a former business owner and has over 20 years of ministry experience. He has a passion for marriages, and leads our Marriage Ministry “Mastering the Ministry of Marriage” with his wife Gail. Pastor Birch is a graduate of Dartmouth College with an MBA from the University of Chicago. He has 4 adult children, Joel, Gerri, Jamin and Gina, and currently resides in Oakwood Village. In his spare time he loves to play basketball, work out, visiting children in Lakeland, FL, and is an avid chess player. Born in Cleveland, OH.


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Favorite Book – “My Utmost for His Highest” by Oswald Chambers

Favorite Preacher – Chuck Swindoll


Pastor Darryl Harris is Co-Pastor of Abundant Grace Fellowship. Pastor Harris is a gifted preacher, and bible teacher with a heart to reach all generations with the Word of God. Pastor Harris has been in full-time ministry for 14 years and has over 20 years of ministry experience. He is a former sales executive with Levi Strauss & Co, Youth Pastor, and co-chaplain of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Pastor Harris is a graduate of University of Cincinnati School of Business. He is married (Tanya), has 3 adult children, Lauren(Bell), Jasmine and Jonathan, and currently resides in Twinsburg. In his spare time he enjoys all sports (former college baseball player), writing, watching son play college basketball, and traveling to Orlando where his family now resides. Born in East Orange, NJ.

Favorite Books – “Finishing Strong” by Steve Ferrar, and “No More Excuses” by Tony Evans

Favorite Preacher – Chuck Swindoll


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“When God Says Wait”
Experiencing the Goodness of God Even While You Wait

When God Says Wait… was written by Pastor Darryl Harris from personal experience to encourage those who may be going through challenging physical, mental, emotional, relational, or personal experiences.

It acknowledges that there are times in all of our lives when God may appear to be silent, but in those times, He is still speaking. Sometimes His answers to our prayers are Yes. Sometimes it is No. But many times when God is silent, He is quietly telling us to wait on Him, so that He may develop you into the person He has always wanted you to be.

This book will inspire you to wait on God with confidence, and live your life with courage. God’s grace and His love will never leave you or fail you.


Pastor Mike Bethel is a Staff Pastor at AGF with nearly 20 years of ministry experience. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Miami, FL, a Masters of Divinity in Pre-PhD Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and serves as a Chaplain with Corporate Chaplains of America. He also serves as an Associate Chaplain with the Cleveland Cavaliers, he and his wife Kim, have one daughter Alaina, and reside in Twinsburg, Ohio.