About Us

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Our Purpose

Make disciples who make disciples

Our Goal

To grow in our understanding and practice of being a student/follower of Jesus and to positively impact our community by influencing all generations in our neighborhoods, city and the world

Our Mission

To train and activate 120 disciple-makers to engage in the mission of Jesus Christ in Knoxville before 2022

Strategy

To teach people to Come Alive by praying and seeking, loving and blessing, and going and doing

Our History

Our Values

  • Jesus Christ is the center of everything we do

  • The Bible is the authority for directing our priorities, decisions, lives, and practices

  • We seek relationship and guidance from the Lord through intentional, consistent, and intercessory prayer

  • We exist for people to become missional disciples of Jesus Christ

  • All people matter to God and to us

  • Our faith, hope, and love is visible when we care, encourage, and celebrate together and with others

  • We are at our best when our energies align and connect to the ongoing mission of God in our homes, workplaces, cities, nation, and world

  • We will give people the courage to discover their gifts and calling, as well as the freedom to live those out in the world for Jesus Christ

  • God’s mission directs us to step out in faith and take risks

Our Beliefs

Grace Church is a church of the Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians (ECO). This means that we align ourselves with these essential tenets:

God's Word

We glorify God by recognizing and receiving HIs authoritative self-revelation, both in the infallible Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments and also in the incarnation of God the Son

Trinity

With Christians everywhere, we worship the only true God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit- who is both one essence and three persons

Incarnation

Jesus Christ is both truly God and truly human. The divinity of the Son is in no way impaired, limited, or changed by His gracious act of assuming a human nature, and that his true humanity is in no way undermined by His continued divinity

Our sin and God's Grace in Christ

The present disordered state of the world, in which we and all things are subject to misery and to evil, is not God’s doing but is rather a result of humanity’s free, sinful rebellion against God’s will. Jesus Christ is the sole path by which sinners become children of God. In union with Christ through the power of the Spirit, we are brought into right relation with the Father, who receives us as His adopted children

Covenant life in the church

In Christ, we are adopted into the family of God and find our new identity as brothers and sisters since we now share one Father. Within the covenant community of the church, God’s grace is extended through the preaching of the Word, the administration of the Sacraments, and the faithful practice of mutual discipline

Living in obedience to the Word of God

Progress in holiness is an expected response of gratitude to the grace of God, which is initiated, sustained, and fulfilled by the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit. As we practice the discipline of regular self-examination and confession, we are especially guided by the Ten Commandments

Our Leadership

Bryan Wilson

Lead Pastor

Danielle Walker

Assistant Pastor to Families

Andrew Ervin

Director of Next Gen

Mary Jinks

Director of Operations

Jill Marling

Administrative Assistant

Matthew Murray

Media

Bailey Chambers

Music Leader

Stephen Kidwell

Audio and Visual