“For if by the one man's offense death reigned through the one,
much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of
righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.”
You Are Welcome At GLFC
Hi, I’m Darrell and this is my lovely wife Donnia. We want to “Thank you” for taking a few moments to get to know a little about what Grace Life Family Church is all about.
We are the pastors of the Grace Life Family Church. For almost 10 years we were missionaries, living in Peru and Bolivia before returning to the States in August of 2018. (if you want to know more about the ministry in South America click here.
We are a Bible Believing Church with a strong focus on the finished work of Jesus Christ on the Cross, another word for that comes from the Greek τετέλεσται (tetelestai), literally translated the word tetelestai means, “It is finished.” The word occurs in John 19:28 and 19:30 and these are the only two places in the New Testament where it occurs.
In 19:28 it is translated, “After this, when Jesus knew that all things were now completed, in order that the scripture might be fulfilled, he said, ‘I thirst.’” Two verses later he utters the word himself: “Then when he received the sour wine Jesus said, ‘It is finished,’ and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” The word tetelestai was also written on business documents or receipts in New Testament times indicating that a bill had been paid in full. Everything Jesus ‘paid in full’ belongs to those who are believers in Him.
We also focus on the Grace of God and Faith, showing there is a balance. “You are saved by grace through faith and not of yourself or any works you do, in short it’s all about Jesus.
We know there are a lot of misunderstandings about a Church that teaches a strong Grace message but I can assure you we have a high moral standard and we believe a Christian, one who is a believer in Christ Jesus, will exhibit a Godly lifestyle but we also know that nobody is perfect and all people are in differient places in their lives.
We, all of us including me, will mess up and dare I say it “sin” but that does not mean God is mad at us or looking to pass out judgement and disown his kids. No! He is a God of love and forgiveness and full of compassion ready to meet you where you are all the time.
So what kind of Church is Grace Life Family Church? It’s the kind of Church that teaches God’s grace is the same every day and He has forgiven your sins: Past,Present and Future. It’s the kind of Church that says “Welcome, come on in no matter where you are in your life today, God is in love with you, He loves you right now just the way you are and not the way you think you should be.
We say “Welcome” if you have been hurt or beat up by religion or told all your life you’re not good enough or if you think God couldn’t love you because of a bad past or a divorce or any of a thousand things. We say “WELCOME!!”
The only real way to get to know us is to come and visit, and see and experience for yourself just how awesome God is and just how much He loves you and wants you. We look forward to seeing you and hearing your story and growing together in the grace of God.
At Grace Life Family Church you are welcome no matter your past or present circumstances, life is not easy all the time and all of us have made bad decisions, but the good news is that no matter where you are in life right now you are never out of the reach of God or His great love.