Our church is affiliated with the Sovereign Grace Churches, a family of churches who partner together to advance the gospel of Jesus Christ. We seek to fulfill our mission by planting and strengthening churches, training pastors, producing resources, and engaging in missions throughout the world. You can check out Sovereign Grace's website to get a list of our local churches.
Here are a few facts about Sovereign Grace and links to more information:
- Beliefs: We are evangelical, reformed, and charismatic (read more).
- Size: Our family includes about 80 churches. Most of them are in the U.S. with some in Canada, Mexico, Bolivia, western Europe, eastern Africa, eastern Asia, and Australia. In all, we partner to varying degrees with pastors and church-planting networks in about 20 countries.
- Origins: Sovereign Grace was founded in 1982 out of Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland. We were originally known as People of Destiny International, but changed the name to Sovereign Grace Ministries in 2003 and then to the Sovereign Grace Churches in October, 2013.
- Sovereign Grace churches are governed by the The Sovereign Grace Book of Church Order (PDF). This document explains that our churches are each led by elders. Further, these elders are linked to extend care, accountability, and partnership in mission to churches in our region and churches throughout the entire denomination.