God brought Grace Church - East County into being through the faith and generosity of Grace Church - North County.
For years, Grace Church (North) had members driving up from Lakeside, Santee, La Mesa, Point Loma, and various places in between! As a result there was a long-standing desire to plant a church in East County.
Mark Lauterbach (pictured right) and the elders of Grace Church (North) pursued this desire of seeing this new church launched to help further proclaim the good news of Jesus.
In September of 2012, that long-standing desire was finally realized. Approximately one third of Grace Church (North) was sent out to start a new church.
Dan Wilson, previously an elder on staff, and his wife Leslie (pictured left) made real personal sacrifice to see this vision realized as Dan stepped out of vocational ministry to help make this church-plant a reality.
Tab and Sung Trainor moved from the Chicago area to also help start the church. Now we have the great joy of being two churches in close partnership for gospel ministry!
We are grateful for this history, as we see God at work in it and through it. As a result, we look forward to pursuing this partnership in a close and strategic way for years to come.
As an outgrowth of our partnership we desire to see more churches planted in the years ahead, that God might further advance his mission and build his church - by his grace and for his glory - throughout the San Diego area!