God’s story of faithfulness to all who have called Grace Church home over the past five decades begins in 1958. A community of believers were drawn together and called Milo Nussbaum to be their Senior Pastor. Grace Church was planted as a part of the Evangelical Mennonite Conference — now the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches. In the years to follow, the Word of God was preached, lives were transformed, missionaries were supported and sent out, and four church plants were started. And God added to their number regularly those who would call themselves a part of the family at Grace.
This is the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes.
As a result, church leadership began praying about pursuing new land and facilities to continue to support the growing ministries of the church. In 1998, we had the opportunity to purchase a tract of land at the intersection of Tennessee and Jefferson Street. Then, in 2006, our church held its first worship services in our current facility.
Over the decades since its establishment, God has continued to honor the preaching of His Word and the ministry of His church. Missionaries around the world — in part supported by the family at Grace — continue to serve God and share the Gospel. God’s transforming work in our community of Morton and the surrounding towns continues — as we celebrate each year during our Family Life Sundays, as we see in the regular meetings of small groups, and as is evidenced in the faithful discipling of believers young and old among us.
In each of these seasons of our ministry, God has been faithful to provide us with leaders who are committed to Him and His Word. These are the men who have served as Senior Pastor at Grace Church:
Milo Nussbaum 1958-1992
Doug Habegger 1992-2012
Glyn Knight 2012-2017
Jonathan Farrell 2017-Current
One of the exciting truths of our faith in God and in His Savior Jesus Christ is that the best is yet to come. Jesus has already come — He’s promised to come again! Similarly, while we praise God for His faithfulness among us in the past five decades, we pray and are excited to see how He will continue to use the family of God as we strive to love God and love people in our area and around the world.