In 2003, God took a handful of people, a gospel, and a heart for Charlotte, and planted Grace Community Church.
A Church to plant churches
Back in the mid 1990’s, God began a vision in the heart of Harrison and Sandy Spitler to plant a church that would plant other churches locally and around the world. It was a vision to see people come to know Jesus Christ in all of his limitless love, powerful mercy, and unfathomable grace. They began to pray for God to equip them and open doors in his timing. After joining with a local body and through much prayer, Grace Community Church was planted in South Charlotte.On Sunday, January 4th, 2003, GCC began meeting with a small group of people many of whom were either new believers in Christ or had just moved to the area. God blessed the young church with some great leadership and GCC began Sunday morning worship on Easter, April 20th, 2003.Since the beginning God has done amazing things in and through Grace. In 2004, GCC ignited a church-planting movement in Nkokonjeru, Uganda and has since partnered in church planting in Raleigh, Charlotte, Utah, Bulgaria, France, Egypt, SE Asia and the Pacific Northwest.
the path ahead
God has kept us here since 2002 to serve Marvin, Waxhaw, Weddington and South Charlotte. Our passion to bring every person in this area into an encounter with Jesus Christ has only grown stronger, more resolute, over the years. The Father has been gracious to us as we have seen individuals, families and even entire cultures transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ locally, nationally and even internationally. The ripples of the ministry of GCC are much broader than we know. By grace we press on towards the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Will you press on with us?