After serving for several years in pastoral ministry across the country, the Lord brought together four friends and called them to move their families to the Salt Lake Valley for the purpose of planting church-planting churches. By faith in November of 2011, they resigned their ministries to begin planting Gospel Grace Church. Over the next 10 months several other families sensed that God was also calling them to step out in faith and move to Salt Lake to be a part of church planting.
On August 19, 2012, about 70 people gathered in the Post Chapel on the University of Utah campus for our first meeting.
Planting on U of U Campus
One year later, we officially chartered around the mission of glorifying God by making gospel-centered, grace-saturated disciples of Jesus Christ, and God has grown the church significantly since then.
We met for 2 years in the Post Chapel until people were literally sitting on laps or searching for a seat on the floor. For another year, we met in the ballroom of the University Guesthouse. There was plenty of room, but as our ministry grew, we sensed the need for a strategic center in the heart of Salt Lake City where we could do ministry 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
We began praying that God would provide a place to help us fulfill a church planting vision to reach a city and a state for Christ.
Gospel Grace at Liberty Park
In February of 2016, through the sacrificial giving of our church and partners around the country, God provided a significant downpayment to purchase the building here on the corner of 7th East and 13th South.
Since moving into our new church home, we have seen God do exceedingly and abundantly more than we could ask or think. Our church family has grown in attendance, community groups have been raised up, and we sent families to help revitalize a church in the SW corner of the city.