Our Instructors

Pastor Larry Hobbes is a native of Pennsylvania. After finishing his M.Div. from Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, PA, he pastored First Baptist Church in Castle Creek, NY for seventeen years. He later served on a church staff in northern Indiana and later planted Berean Baptist Church in Lafayette, IN. Pastor Hobbes is currently planting Maple Hills Church in Geauga County. He also serves as assistant director of ARCH Ministries. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree.

Pastor Kent Hobi grew up in Mentor, graduated from Mentor Christian School, and received his BS in Education in 1992. After teaching for five years, the Lord led him to Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary, where he received his Master of Divinity in 2001. Pastor Hobi has served as an assistant pastor at Grace Church of Mentor since 2001. In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, Pastor Hobi also served as the director of Great Lakes Bible Institute.

Tony Iorillo grew up in Mentor, graduated from Mentor High School, and received his B.S. in General Studies in 2007 from Clearwater Christian College. After graduation, the Lord led him to Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. He received his Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree in 2020. He is currently working towards the next degree, the Master of Theology (Th.M.). Tony currently serves as a deacon at Grace Church of Mentor. In addition to this, he fills the pulpit when needed for a few churches in the area.

Pastor Tim Potter was reared in a Christian home. He came to know the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior when he was 8 years old and was called of the Lord to preach the Gospel in later high school. Pastor Tim earned a B.S. in Theology in 1990 and an M.A. in 1991. Pastor Tim has served at Grace Church of Mentor since August of 1991, ministering as youth pastor and associate pastor for the first fourteen years. He became senior pastor  in January of 2006. Pastor Tim completed his M.Div. from Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary in 2005.