Pastoral Staff and Deacons
Our Pastors and deacons lead and guide our church in obedience to the New Testament teachings for the Body of Christ.
Read the Bible
The Bible is a pinnacle piece of our relationship with God. We need His daily bread and guidance through His Gospel. His word is TRUTH!
Our Beliefs & Mission
motivate us every day
Grace Church firmly believes in giving resources to advance the gospel in the city of Greenville and the world. We support various ministries and missionaries both locally and worldwide through “Faith Promise Missions”, a missions ministry started at Grace.
As a dynamic church proclaiming the Word of God, we purpose to make disciples of Christ by exalting God, encouraging Christians toward spiritual maturity, equipping Christians for ministry and evangelizing the world for Christ.
Grace Church is a local body of believers in Greenville, North Carolina. We are an autonomous, independent church and unaffiliated with any group or denomination.
Grace Church is an autonomous, Bible-believing, non-charismatic, New Testament church and believes the following statements to be a summary of those doctrines which are essential to the practice and propagation of true Biblical Christianity.
The Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is the verbally inspired Word of God, inerrant in the original writing, therefore the sole authority for Christian faith and life.
The only true and living God is a Triune God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent. God is the Creator and Ruler of all things. God has been revealed to man by His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, wholly God and wholly man, lived a sinless life, died as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of mankind, was buried, arose bodily from the grave and ascended into heaven where He sits at the right hand of the Father, interceding on behalf of those who put their trust in Him. The Holy Spirit is a Person, one with the Father and Son in the Godhead, whose work it is to glorify God in Christ, convicting men of sin and regenerating those who believe on Him.
We believe that, present at creation, the Holy Spirit has forever existed as part of the trinity. The Holy Spirit is active today convicting the world of sin and righteousness and regenerating, indwelling, and empowering the saved. (Genesis 1:2; John 16:7-11; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 5:18; 1 Corinthians 12:7; Acts 1:8)
Man is a special creation of God. God directly created man in His own image and not through some evolutionary process. Man in particular was created for the purpose of mutual love and fellowship between him and his Creator. Mankind fell through the willful sin of the first man, Adam, bringing sin and death into the world. Therefore, through Adam, all men have inherited a sinful nature and are sinners in need of salvation.
Salvation is a gift given through repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Man is unable to save himself from the power or penalty of sin. Each man must be saved on the basis of the work Christ has done in dying and shedding of His blood for mankind’s sins and rising for his justification. This salvation is received instantly and appropriated by simple faith in Jesus Christ as personal Savior. A true Christian is one who has been “saved” or “born again,” regenerated by the Holy Spirit when he truly accepted Christ as his Savior. The reality of this experience, as well as one’s personal salvation, will be evidenced by a genuine love for Christ and His Word and by a life characterized by Christ-like motives and principles.
Believer’s baptism is by immersion in obedience to the command of Christ.
The individuals who die in their sins spend eternity in Hell, but the individuals who receive Jesus Christ as Savior spend eternity in Heaven.
Every believer has direct access to God through the Lord Jesus Christ.
The local church is a body of genuinely saved, baptized believers. In the ultimate sense, the Body of Christ (the church) is composed of all who have been saved and will be with Christ in heaven. The local church is organized for the purpose of effective witness to the unsaved; for baptizing, teaching, exhorting and edifying those who are saved; for Christian fellowship; and for worship of God through song, testimony, prayer and observance of the Lord’s Supper.
Jesus Christ will one day return to call His children home. It is not possible to know the date of His coming; nevertheless, every Christian should live in earnest expectation of His coming at any time. When He comes, both the dead and living believers will be caught up to meet Him, receiving their resurrection bodies and will appear before the judgment seat of Christ to be judged, not for salvation, but for rewards. The coming of Christ will also be associated with a period of judgment and great tribulation on the earth, in which the wrath of God will be poured out on unsaved men because of their rejection of God and His Christ. Then, Christ will come to the earth in power and glory to reign for a thousand years.
Following the millennium, the unsaved dead will be raised, judged according to their works and separated forever from God in the lake of fire. Satan, who is a real personality and the source of all evil in the universe, will also be consigned forever to the lake of fire.
Church and State
We believe in the separation of church and state, but not in the separation of God and government.
We believe in honoring God in giving tithes and offerings.