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Laces of Grace, Inc. was started in 2010 by Matt Graves, his wife Corey, and his three beautiful kids, Baylie, Drew and Casey.
After spending years at the collegiate level coaching football, Matt came back home to Texarkana to coach high school football. After getting close to one of the players, Matt and Corey took the young man shopping for shoes to start the school year. When they walked in the store, he had NO IDEA what size shoe he wore. He had on a decent pair of shoes in a size 9.5.
They wound up buying him a size 11.5
Matt couldn’t imagine walking around with shoes that were 2 sizes too small. Since that day, he began noticing kids’ shoes and what terrible condition some of them were in. When he saw a kid with a nicer pair, he couldn’t help but wonder if they were 2 sizes too small.
Matt began feeling as if God was tugging on his heart to DO SOMETHING! About that time, Matt came across the verses, 1 John 3:17-18. And after much prayer and counsel, Laces of Grace was formed.
Our goal is to share God’s love and grace while meeting a physical need by providing children with a pair of shoes.
“If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue, but in action and in truth.”
Matt and Corey serve as the President and Secretary for the organization. We are governed by a board of directors. Our other officers are listed below.
Matt Graves and his wife are the founders of Laces of Grace, Inc. He currently resides as president. Matt spent his years in collegiate football before coming back to Texarkana. He became passionate about helping kids and students.
Tim has served as Pastor at Heritage Baptist Church since May 2002. Tim brings over 21 years of ministry experience in Central Arkansas and Texas, as well as a proven heart for God and people. He desires to be an effective leader with a unique understanding of people and a talent for communicating God’s Word that has clear application to everyday life. Tim has been married to Cynthia for over 21 years, and they have two children, Joshua and Sarah.
Matt has a diverse background that spans across many industries. He has worked as a nurse and a business owner among others. He is now the owner and operator for ServiceMaster of Texarkana, Texas. Matt brings extensive experience in budgeting and finance matters and keeps the books and records for Laces of Grace, Inc. Matt has been married to Lynn for over 11 years, and they have two children, Ethan and Matilyn.
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Or, if you’d like, you can mail cash, check, or money order made payable to: Laces of Grace.
Laces of Grace
PO Box 1027
Nash, TX 75569
Your gift is deductible within IRS regulations for 501(c)(3) organizations