Kent Liles

Connections Director (Pastoral Team)


If you had to sum up your responsibilities at Grace in one sentence, what would it be?

To help create opportunities for people to grow in their relationship with Jesus, connect with others, and engage with the vision of Grace

What is the best advice you have ever been given?

“Keep the main things, the main things.” This variation on Jesus’ words from Mathew 6 has kept me focused on what’s truly important in life.

What do you do for fun?

Get outside, exercise, hang out with people I love.

What is one verse from the Bible by which you try to live your life?

Wow, that’s a tough one… it changes with the season of life I am in. I would have to say that my current favorite is Psalms 16:11 – “You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” I am trying to live my life being present with the Lord from moment to moment.

What is your favorite movie?

I love all kinds of movies, it’s hard to pick a favorite. So, I will go with the movies I find myself quoting the most: Nacho Libre, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Dumb and Dumber – Holiday classics like Christmas Vacation, Planes Trains and Automobiles. I know… they’re not exactly the height of sophistication, but they are filled with quotes that seem to fit most every life situation.