ABOUT US

At Grace, we strive to be a balanced church that presents the truth in love.  Our greatest intention is you experience the presence of God, and feel the love of the people.  We welcome anyone from any walk of life, and pray you feel right at home with us.

OUR VISION

We exist to serve our community and provide a place where the presence of the Lord can be found.  We desire to see people saved and fully serving the Lord.  It is our goal freedom is found, and a family is gained when people come to our church.

OUR COMMUNITY

Our church is a family and we are continually welcoming new people into our family.  We are located at 211 Sunrise right across from the entrance to the country club off the bypass.  It is our goal to reach the lost near and abroad, and disciple believers to be effective for Jesus Christ.

Our church is a family and we are continually welcoming new people into our family.  We are located at 211 Sunrise right across from the entrance to the country club off the bypass.  It is our goal to reach the lost near and abroad, and disciple believers to be effective for Jesus Christ.

OUR STORY

Grace Assembly was established in 1988 under the leadership of Rev. Elwayne Schaeffer.  It began in the garage of one of the members and prayer began for property to build a church.  Soon friends of the Schaeffers sold them four lots for a great price and plans were made to erect a building. 

 

In 1989, the first building was constructed with a sanctuary, Sunday school rooms, a kitchen, and two small offices.  This facility was outgrown and the need arose for larger facilities.

  In 1997, a larger sanctuary was added and steadily the church continued to grow. 

 

Also under Rev. Schaeffer’s leadership, Grace Christian School was established and ministered to the community through Christian education. 

In 2006, Rev. Schaeffer retired, and Rev. Trent Stuart became pastor and served until 2011.  Under his leadership, the church continued to grow.  The gym was renovated to make a sanctuary and the church was moved into this facility.  Several ministers worked under Rev. Stuart and they would branch out into other ministries across the country.  

 

 In 2011, Rev. Gabe Elliott became pastor and served until 2016.  During his tenure the sanctuary was remodeled and several community outreaches were accomplished.

Rev. Kyle Jordan served as youth pastor from 2011-2016 and became pastor in May of 2016.  The church has experienced growth and the facilities have been remodeled to accommodate the ministries and outreaches of the church. 

WHAT'S NEXT?

We are so glad you chose to visit our website.  If you do not have a home church, we would love to have you join us! 

We have a precious church family who love the Lord and each other and want to help reach out to our community and impact our world for Jesus.  We have many ministries in which you and your family might like to participate to get to know us a little better.  This is an exciting time at Grace Assembly!  God is moving, and we would love for all to be a part!  

OUR BELIEFS

1. The Scriptures Inspired

 

The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man,

the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct (2 Timothy 3:15- 17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).

 

2. The One True God

 

The one true God has revealed himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM,” the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind.

He has further revealed himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son,

and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10,11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22).

3. The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ

 

The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare: 

a. His virgin birth (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31,35).

b. His sinless life (Hebrews 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22).

c. His miracles (Acts 2:22; 10:38).

d. His substitutionary work on the cross (1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21).

e. His bodily resurrection from the dead (Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:39; 1 Corinthians 15:4).

f. His exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9,11; 2:33; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:3).

4. The Fall of Man

 

Man was created good and upright; for God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.”

However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death

but also spiritual death, which is separation from God (Genesis 1:26,27; 2:17; 3:6; Romans 5:12-19).

5. The Salvation of Man

 

Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God.

 

(a) Conditions to Salvation
Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ.

By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith,

man becomes an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life

(Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 2:8; Titus 2:11; 3:5-7).

 

(b) The Evidences of Salvation
The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16).

The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness (Ephesians 4:24; Titus 2:12).

6. The Ordinances of the Church

 

(a) Baptism in Water
The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded in the Scriptures.

All who repent and believe on Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized.

Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ

nd that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life

(Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47,48; Romans 6:4).

 

(b) Holy Communion
The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements—bread and the fruit of the vine—

is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4);

a memorial of His suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26);

and a prophecy of His second coming (1 Corinthians 11:26);

and is enjoined on all believers “till He come!”

7. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit

 

All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father,

the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ.

This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service,

the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4,8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31).

This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth (Acts 8:12-17; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9).

With the baptism in the Holy Spirit come such experiences as an overflowing fullness of the Spirit (John 7:37-39; Acts 4:8),

a deepened reverence for God (Acts 2:43; Hebrews 12:28), an intensified consecration to God and dedication to His work (Acts 2:42),

and a more active love for Christ, for His Word, and for the lost (Mark 16:20).

8. The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit

 

The baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the initial physical

sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance (Acts 2:4).

The speaking in tongues in this instance is the same in essence as the

gift of tongues (1 Corinthians 12:4-10,28), but different in purpose and use.

9. Sanctification

 

Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God

(Romans 12:1,2; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 13:12). Scriptures teach a life of

“holiness without which no man shall see the Lord” (Hebrews 12:14). By the power of the Holy Spirit

we are able to obey the command: “Be ye holy, for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:15,16).

Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with

Christ in His death and resurrection, and by faith reckoning daily upon the fact of that union, and by

offering every faculty continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit

(Romans 6:1-11,13; 8:1,2,13; Galatians 2:20; Philippians 2:12,13; 1 Peter 1:5).

10. The Church and Its Mission

 

The Church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the

fulfillment of her Great Commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the

general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven (Ephesians 1:22,23; 2:22; Hebrews 12:23).

Since God’s purpose concerning man is to seek and to save that which is lost, to be worshiped by man,

to build a body of believers in the image of His Son, and to demonstrate His love and compassion for all the world,

the Church's mission is to fulfill this purpose until He returns.

11. The Ministry

 

A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for the fourfold purpose of leading the Church in:

(1) evangelization of the world (Mark 16:15-20), (2) worship of God (John 4:23,24),

(3) building a Body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son (Ephesians 4:11,16), and

(4) Meeting human need with ministries of love and compassion (Psalms 112:9; Galatians 2:10; 6:10; James 1:27).

12. Divine Healing

 

Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the Atonement,

and is the privilege of all believers (Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:16,17; James 5:14-16).

13. The Blessed Hope

 

The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive

and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the Church

(1 Thessalonians 4:16,17; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51,52).

14. The Millennial Reign of Christ

 

The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope,

followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on the earth for one thousand years

(Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 24:27,30; Revelation 1:7; 19:11-14; 20:1-6).

This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel (Ezekiel 37:21,22; Zephaniah 3:19,20; Romans 11:26,27)

and the establishment of universal peace (Isaiah 11:6-9; Psalm 72:3-8; Micah 4:3,4).

15. The Final Judgment

 

There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works.

Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet,

will be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death

(Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43- 48; Revelation 19:20; 20:11-15; 21:8).

16. The New Heavens and the New Earth

 

“We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth,

wherein dwelleth righteousness” (2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21,22).