Rev. P.G. Mathew is founder and president of Grace Valley Christian Academy as well as founder and senior minister at Grace Valley Christian Center which has been the subject of considerable controversy. Originally from Kerala, India, Rev. Mathew came to Davis in 1973 to teach Greek and theology at then St. Justin's Theological Seminary. In May 1974 Rev. Mathew formed Davis Evangelical Church. In May 1987 the church moved to its present location at 27173 County Road 98 and the name changed to Grace Valley Christian Center. For a full account see "A History of Grace Valley Christian Center." In November 2008 Rev. Mathew spoke at the memorial service for 16-year-old GVCC member "Bryn Ransdell".

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