Our story began in August of 1989 with a young pastor and handful of hopeful people meeting in the old Port Saint Lucie community center.
Throughout our journey we have been privileged to see Jesus forgive and transform thousands of lives for His glory. It has been our joy to partner with Him to care for the poor, strengthen families, send missionaries, equip leaders and most of all tell His Story, the Gospel. It is the greatest story about the greatest Person, Jesus Christ. Our eyes are fixed on Him and we are filled with faith for the future and we hope you will be a part that future.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the hope of the world, for in it is the power of God for Salvation (Romans 1:16). Scripture reveals the overarching themes of God’s providence, power, and provision to reconcile the world to Himself through the person and work of Jesus Christ. In light of this, we aim to be gospel-centered in all that we preach, teach, and practice.
Baptism of the Holy Spirit
We are a church that believes in the present day expression of the gifts of the Holy Spirit that are listed in 1 Corinthians 12:8-10, including the gifts of prophecy, tongues, and healing. The same miraculous gifts exercised in the New Testament are available and to be eagerly desired (1 Corinthians 14:1) and practiced today in orderly submission to the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 14:40). These gifts are made available through the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, an empowerment of the Holy Spirit subsequent to the indwelling of the Spirit at Salvation and for the purpose of being Christ’s witnesses to the world.
Grace Family Church exists to bring glory to God by making disciples of Jesus Christ. We are a Christ-centered family of believers who love sound biblical teaching, Spirit-filled worship, wholehearted serving and global missions.
Our Core Values are the foundation of our mission statement and inform everything we do as a church.
Sound Biblical Teaching
Jesus said: “heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” His words are Scripture – the final authority on what is true. God’s Word is central to every aspect of our lives and ministry. Therefore, we are committed to correctly handling Scripture so that we may know the truth and be made free. (Mark 13:31, 1 Peter 1:21, 2 Tim 2:15, John 8:32)
Jesus is the new and living way, and as such has opened up a whole new way of relating to God the Father by sending the Holy Spirit to indwell and enable His followers to worship in Spirit and Truth. Knowing, enjoying and exalting His supreme worth is our ultimate purpose as humans and our greatest joy. Therefore, we aim to be filled with the Spirit in our worship, singing with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. (Hebrews 10:19-20, John 4:23-24, Ephesians 5:18-19)
Jesus came into the world not to be served but to serve. To be like him we too must not seek to be served, but seek to serve one another in His love. Therefore, we endeavor to use the gifts of grace He has given to us so that in all things He would be praised. (Matthew 20:28, Galatians 5:13, 1 Peter 4:10-11)
Jesus’ incarnation makes Him the greatest missionary of all time. Before He ascended to heaven, He said to His disciples, “as the Father has sent me, I am sending you …Go into all the world and preach the good news.” The greatness of the gospel, and the fact that nearly 6000 unique people groups have little or no access to it, obligates us to cross geographical and cultural boundaries by praying, sending and going. (John 20:21, Mark 16:15)
Through faith in Jesus’ death and resurrection we are adopted into the family of God. This family is the church Jesus said he would build. Therefore, we purpose to relate to one another as brothers and sisters in Christ and to meet together often as a Spiritual family on Sundays and in small groups so that we can serve, encourage and pray for one another. (Ephesians. 1:5, Matt 16:18, John 13:35, Hebrews 10:25, Galatians 5:13, James 5:16)
What We Believe
1. Jesus is the Son of God.
Sent by God the Father, the eternal Son of God fully entered the human race when he was born of the virgin Mary by the miraculous power of God the Holy Spirit. He was given the name “Jesus,” which means “the Lord saves.” Jesus is fully human and fully divine.
2. The Bible is the Word of God.
God communicated his will and empowered his people to write it down, faithfully and infallibly. The Old Testament is the story of the rise of Israel in preparation for the coming of the Messiah. The New Testament is the testimony of Jesus the Messiah’s life, death, resurrection, and exaltation.
3. The Gospel is the way to God.
The word “gospel” means “good news;” particularly, that Jesus died on the cross for our sins and rose again. When we truly believe and follow Him, He forgives our sin, reconciles us to Himself and gives us eternal life.
4. The Church is the people of God.
It has always been God’s plan to have a people, right from the very beginning. God’s plan finds its fulfillment in the church built by and for His Son, Jesus Christ. Believers in Jesus are formed into a family that is indwelt with the Holy Spirit. The Church is not a building but a people locally gathering together as God’s visible expression on earth.
What we believe is merely a response to God’s revelation. Therefore, our beliefs are simply a summary communication of what the Scriptures teach. For a more in-depth understanding of our beliefs, download our Full Statement of Faith.