Our Purpose & History
The purpose of Grace Community Church is to equip God's people to delight in His glory and declare that glory to the nations.
We are committed to building up the Body in love and sound doctrine.
The Beginnings of Grace Community Church
Grace Community Church held its first corporate worship service on Sunday, October 31,1999 (Reformation Day). The Lord conceived the work in humble beginnings, as we met in what had once been a day care center. We squeezed chairs into a small gathering room to accommodate those whom the Lord had led to join us in seeking to establish a work in Glen Rose that would be permeated with a desire to equip people to delight in His glory and declare that glory to the nations.
We continued meeting in that location until July of 2001, when the Lord graciously provided a facility for us to purchase. Since that time, the Lord has blessed our fellowship in many ways, including the expansion of our worship, educational, and fellowship space. We have been able to minister to various needs of the community through a van ministry, Care Groups, an after-school evangelism club at an elementary school, Vacation Bible School, and various Bible Studies and worship opportunities for the family. The Lord continues to mold us into a community of believers growing in love for one another, being equipped by His Word, and finding our joy and satisfaction in Him.
The Lord has given us the opportunity to link up with what He is doing all over the world. We have sent groups from our body to Southeast Asia, Mexico, Venezuela, Thailand, Turkey, Tanzania, and Guatemala. Grace Community Church now has full-time missionaries around the globe. We praise God for His faithfulness and goodness. We know these things are only by His grace - and for His glory alone.
It is our sincere desire to be used of Him to reach our community as well as send forth His people to the unreached peoples of the world. May His name and renown be the desire of our hearts until all those for whom He died are drawn into His fold for His everlasting glory.