Grace Church began as Grace Chapel in March 1986 when Richard and Becki Casteel moved from Arizona with a group of friends to start a new church in the Springfield area. The goal was simple: to birth a new congregation that would be a non-religious expression of Jesus. Initially, the ministry of Grace Chapel began in a storefront on South Stewart Street. The church moved to its current location in 1992. Additionally, the name of the church was modified to Grace Church in July 2016.

After the Casteel’s, Grace Chapel was pastored by John and Becky Rusk and Richard and Jeanie Tow from 1987 until 2006. Following the Rusk’s and Tow’s, Jay and Heather Bean pastored Grace from 2006 until their transition to another ministry assignment in September 2019. Arriving in Spring 2020, Pastors Tim and Susan May are the current leaders of Grace Church.

In the more than three decades since Grace was founded, God has done some amazing things through this congregation! With a heart for both the community and the “ends of the earth,” Grace Church has invested in ministries near and far, planted churches, and equipped pastors, missionaries, leaders, and chaplains — sending them out to fulfill their callings.

People often describe Grace Church as a friendly and authentic place to build relationships, grow closer to the Lord, and be empowered for ministry to others. The Grace family is passionate about missions, discipling emerging generations, inter-generational ministry, and the Spirit’s work in and through us!

Thanks for stopping by. You’re invited to be part of the “Grace Story” God continues to write among us. You’re welcome and wanted at Grace Church!