our story


Grace Church was founded as Grace Evangelical Church in 1973 when Joe and Barbara Ivey, along with four other couples from different churches, engaged in a small group Bible study together, were led to begin a church inFayette County. From our beginning Grace has carefully and consistently maintained a strong commitment to Biblical teaching with clear life applications. Jesus Christ has remained the center of our community as our life giver, redeemer, sustainer and finisher of our faith journey. 

When we reflect on our story as a church, a number of themes emerge which ‘tell our story’ and best capture who we are as a community. (See boxes below)

For over 40 years now Grace has enjoyed God’s direction and faithfulness. Our presence in this community is a reflection of His kindness and grace. We are as amazed as we are grateful. As we look to the future we do so with humility, hope and a vision for following Christ well.

Today we believe it’s time for some much-needed renovation and expansion of our facilities. We're seeking God's direction and provision to expand our capacity for hospitality in ways that allow us to better serve the needs of the Grace family and the growing opportunities we enjoy in our community. We're referring to this vision as "Extending Grace". We're inviting the Grace family to join us in writing the next chapter of our story. 

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