Natalie’s relationship with Christ started when she was 8 years old. She has discovered that following the Lord isn’t just something we have to do. She believes that walking with God can be fun also! Natalie has never had a father in her life. That is who God is to her. He is her father and her best friend. Natalie shares that following God has helped her relationships with others. She appreciates that the quality of her relationships is based on happiness. Natalie also expresses her beliefs in repentance. She knows that sometimes she still sins. Yet she also believes that God’s love is enough. She knows that God loves her unconditionally. She even knows that her failures can help others to believe in God and believe in themselves.
“A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy dwelling.”
Kyle was in jail when he first came to know the Lord. He expresses how God was revealed to him in a way he never knew. Kyle came to realize, while in jail, that he was a sinner. He also realizes he will always be a sinner. Yet also that Christ died for him. Christ covers not just the sins of his past. Christ covers him now and in the future. Through his relationship with God, Kyle sees Christ as his king. He sees a king that died for him. He sees his own life as a way to serve God, every day.
Christ is a restorer of relationships. Kyle has also felt restoration in the relationships he has with people close to him. He has people in his life that lead him to Christ. He has friends and family that remind him to pray and to read his bible.
Through meditation and prayer Kyle has felt the peace that surpasses all understanding. It is in these moments that he finds the ability to overcome trials. He is involved in video production and this is one of the purposes God has given him in his life. Through video production he is given the chance to bring glory to God and to show the world who Christ is.
“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”
We would like to offer our thanks to the Luther Family. Their donation to Grace Gospel Fellowship helped us on our mission to purchase Clutch Cargos. We have dedicated our new chapel to this family to show our appreciation. This chapel will be used for marriage vows and marriage vow renewals. After 15 years, finally the Clutch Cargo sign is removed! Glory to God! Hundreds came to see this on March 26th, 2014. Easter Sunday is the day that Phase 1 will be completed and Grace Gospel Fellowship will have our first service in our new home!
“Being confident that he who began a good work in you, will continue his work until it is finished until the day of Christ Jesus.”
We have officially finished filming the newest Present Grace Film, Esther!! We had a blast on set bringing a modern twist to this amazing bible story. We will be releasing the trailer April 30th, so stay tuned. Until then … Continue reading →
We look at an interview with the former members of the old congregational church. They express how deeply grieved they were that they had to let go of this building. They had come to know this building as home, but because of the depravity of those in the city and the fear of their own safety, the church was passed onto another church. That ministry also had to pass this building on, it then became a night club and a bar. The former members of the old congregational expressed their sorrow and confusion as to how this place of worship, could be used in such a manner. God in His divine will and purpose, knew exactly what he was doing all along. At Grace Gospel Fellowship we believe that ALL things work together for good to those love the Lord and are called according to His purpose. Pastor Clark shares how, many years later, God put it on His heart to pray and to fight for this building. God made it happen and is continuing to do so. Although we cannot say we know God’s purpose completely, we continue to watch this building become restored, perhaps this was part of God’s will all along. Perhaps God allowed these things to happen for this very moment, to show His power and His glory in this new light!
“The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayers of the righteous.”
As we enter into Phase 1 of the restoration of Clutch Cargo’s we meet with contractors Thomas Carnnacchi and Ed Johnson. There is a lot of work that must be done to this building to take down and to rebuild it to its’ former glory. The tabernacle and stage are being renovated and there is a lot of patching and painting involved. There are bars that needed to be taken down, DJ booths taken down and even behind the stage, there was plywood taken down to unveil the stained glass window so that light could shine through! Grace Gospel Fellowship is hoping that through the restoration of this Clutch Cargo’s we can open our church into a music hall for praise and worship and even put a baptismal pool on the stage so that those who hear the gospel can make a commitment to Christ in front of other believers and profess their faith to Him, to the church and to those they love.
“Therefore if anyone be in Christ, he is a new creation, old things have passed away: Behold all things have become new.”