“For it is by grace…”

Grace is the freely given, unmerited favor and love of God. Whether you know it or not, God loves you unconditionally. There is no person on this earth that deserves God’s love, but God loves us just the same. This love is called grace.

Grace Crossing UMC started with one family’s desire to show others God’s grace crossing their lives every day by focusing on the three pillars of worship, family ministries and missions. Dr. John Whitehurst and his family had the first official gathering in the summer of 2008. Later that year the first Community Christmas Candlelight Service was held. It was such a success that it has become an annual tradition.

Weekly worship began in February of 2009 in a storefront location. We celebrated our 4th anniversary as a church and were chartered as an independent congregation of the United Methodist Church in February 2013. In 2014 we moved into our permanent home on Hawkins Parkway.


Dr. John Whitehurst

Lead Pastor

Adrienne Anderson

Director of Family Ministries

Daniel VanValkenburg

Worship Leader

Brooke Ritchson

Director of Communications and Assistant to the Pastor

Alex Evans

Director of Student Ministries