A little about us...
Grace Community Church was founded on April 7, of 1995 and has since been ministering to the Tri-county area and beyond through worldwide missions.
Since Grace church was founded on the literal Word of God, we boldly declare its truths through teaching and practice.
Grace is also unique in that we are a collection of people from different paths and experiences but all united under the grace and mercy of a holy God.
Our Faith Statement
The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, a complete revelation of God’s will for us to be saved from sin and judgment and the final authority for our faith and practice.
In one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
That Jesus Christ is both true God and true man having been born of a virgin. He died on a cross according to the Scriptures, which satisfied God’s wrath and provided for our redemption. Having been raised from the dead He ascended into heaven where He acts as our High Priest and Advocate.
That the Holy Spirit who proceeds from the Father seeks to glorify Jesus Christ. During this age He convicts man of sin, regenerates the sinner, mediates the life of Christ, indwells, guides, instructs and empowers the believer for Godly living and service.
That man is made in the image of God and thereby a moral creature. Having fallen into sin he stands condemned and is under the judgment of God. Only through the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit can man be saved.
That only through the shed blood of Jesus Christ can God forgive sin and justify the sinner. Through the act of faith, man obtains salvation having been born again by the Holy Spirit and thus becomes a child of God.
That water baptism and the Lord’s supper are ordinances that are to be observed by the church to complement spiritual truths. They are, however, not to be regarded as a means of salvation.
That the true Church is composed by all persons who have saving faith in Jesus Christ, being indwelt and united by One Spirit in the body of the Lord Jesus Christ.
That the true church is composed of regenerated people through faith, and only such as these are recognized as eligible for membership in the local church.
That we recognize as a church, Jesus Christ as our sovereign head and therefore each local church is autonomous in the governing of its affairs.
In the pre-millennial and imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ and that this “blessed hope” has a great influence on the personal life and service of each believer.
In the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer unto everlasting bliss in the presence of Jesus Christ and the unbeliever to everlasting punishment in hell.
Our Mission Statement
Grace Community Church is an outreach ministry dedicated to proclaiming the gospel of grace to a lost world and to the spiritual growth of believers in the family of God.
Grace - Emphasizes our dependency on God and our freedom in expression.
Community - Speaks of our scope of involvement and concern.
Church - Speaks of our identity as a people called out to worship and serve Jesus Christ, the King of kings.
Joel Cooper has been the senior pastor since the founding of Grace Community Church in April of 1995.
Derek Clark is our middle and high school youth minister. He and his wife, Jessica Clark, share a passion for reaching the youth of West Michigan - and the nations - for Jesus Christ.
Derek enjoys spending time with Jessica and his 5 children, flying drones, and all things techie when he's not busy serving the youth in the community.
Dawn is joyfully responsible for all things that come to us, through us, and from us.
Curt is the man that keeps us "running!" He has been our maintenance supervisor since May of 2014. He is very dedicated to keeping our church safe, clean, and in excellent working order. Curt and his wife, Bev, are founding members of our church.
Sharon can be found around the church helping to get things in order. She aids Curt in the ground keeping throughout the week.