For almost forty years, Grace & Peace Fellowshiphas declared God’s faithfulness and goodness,but also his power— power evident in what thePsalmist calls his mighty acts. From its beginningsin Ted and Gladys Smith’s living room on WashingtonAvenue, to its early years in storefront quarters in theSkinker-Debaliviere neighborhood, to its present home atDelmar and Clara, our fellowship has been enlivened byone stirring fact: God is alive. He is alive in the city.Our history is a testimony to that living God.
He has given us courage and power to be the face of Christto our neighbors, and made us brothers and sisters to eachother. He gave us the means, when we had little, to acquirethat storefront space on Kingsbury Avenue; to foundCornerstone, a low-income urban housing ministry stillgoing strong; to purchase our current building and open,in its basement, the women’s shelter. We step out in faith for generations we may never know this side of heaven. Our God is powerful. We take delight in his mighty works.
See more photos from our church history on the Visual History Album.