A group formed from a heart-felt desire to worship our Lord in a renewed spirit and re-focused attitude. A Bible study started with this renewed purpose. They called themselves : “The Promise Seekers.”
The Bible study grew until the living room was too small so they moved into the garage. The study was led by many different people; some lay people and some clergy. The fellowship and love of the people soon over-flowed the garage out onto the driveway. As summer approached, it became evident that a larger place was needed to meet.
A local business owner allowed us to use “The Cotton Junction” restaurant for Bible study on Thursday evenings. The people multiplied again. Soon it became clear, by the incredible response of people, that perhaps the nudging that the founders were feeling was from the Lord. They suggested investigating the possibility of moving beyond a Bible study group to beginning a new church.
Soon a steering committee was formed from those who shared the same heart-felt desire to worship the Lord with a re-vitalized zeal, and in a renewed sprit of what it means to be the body of Christ in this place.
To work they went! Praying, praying, and praying some more. The first item on the agenda… What do we call this new church? The name “Grace Fellowship Church of Buckeye” was suggested.
This name was chosen from the scripture II Corinthians 13:14, “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” It was unanimous! Grace Fellowship would become the new name of this group!