Dr. Dan Brown became our pastor on September 20, 2020. He and his wife, Pam, have two children, one in college and one in high school. Dan also serves as a doctoral research fellow at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also teaches classes as adjunct faculty.
Dan and Pam served in Russia with the International Mission Board of the SBC from August 1996 – May 1999. Dan holds a B.A. in International Missions (Moody Bible Institute, ’96), M.Div. (MBTS, ’02), Master of Arts in Biblical Languages (MBTS, ’11), Th.M. (MBTS, ’15), and Ph.D. (MBTS, ’18).
Grace Fellowship began as a church plant in March of 1987. Meeting in various temporary facilities, we purchased our present building in 1994.
Grace Fellowship is a part of the Evangelical Free Church of America, one of the fastest-growing protestant denominations in the country. The EFCA is among the most missions-minded groups in the nation, with a high percentage of members involved in missions. Our seminary, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, is one of the largest in the world, representing over 50 denominations. The EFCA is a charter member of the National Association of Evangelicals, which represents the shared concerns of 75 protestant denominations.
The guiding principle of the EFCA is “unity in the essentials, charity in the non-essentials.” We seek to be an inclusive body that demonstrates the love and grace of God, while holding to a high view of Scripture as the authoritative, inerrant Word of God.
In keeping with our desire to be a congregation that cooperates with the larger evangelical community, although Grace Fellowship identifies with the EFCA, we are also affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.
We are a small but active congregation. We offer nursery, Sunday School, Youth Group, weekly adult Bible studies, and service opportunities.
Our worship service is fairly casual. We sing both hymns and choruses, seeking to combine the old with the new. We would love to have you join with us on Sunday morning!