We desire to bring glory and pleasure to our Heavenly Father in Christ-centered worship, fellowship and ministry. Our Lord Jesus Christ has blessed us with a loving, caring and giving fellowship with families spread out over five counties surrounding Knoxville and the Smoky Mountain National Park. We invite you to worship with us if you are vacationing in the Smoky Mountains or moving to this area!
- An evangelical “Founders Church”
- Built on a reformed foundation reflecting the First London Confession of 1644
- Committed to preaching the whole counsel of God through exegetical preaching
- Practicing plurality of elder leadership with deacon-led ministries.
More About Grace…
The objectives of Grace Community Church help us to clarify, Scripturally, how we will live out the theological implications of our statement of faith. Our ultimate goal is to glorify God in all things, our objectives serve as Biblical guidelines to help us accomplish this.
When We Meet
At Grace, we view our times of corporate worship as a precious privilege and a time to experience, while still on earth, a little bit of what heaven will be like (Revelation 4-5). These are vital times in which we teach and admonish one another, build each other up, encourage fellow believers and stimulate one another to love and good deeds (Col 3:12-17, Heb 10:24-25) – all as we directly offer praise, worship, and adoration to our God in an attitude of holy fear (Heb 12:28-29).
Where We’re Located
Grace Community Church is located in downtown Maryville, next to the Greenbelt and directly across from the Public Library. We truly desire to have a powerful impact on our community and feel that our location in the center of town both communicates and facilitates this desire.
Grace is led by a plurality of elders who are considered to be true equals. Each elder is a pastor with varied shepherding responsibilities within the body. The elders direct the affairs of the church through prayer, study and teaching of the Word, and careful communication with the congregation.
Our church began in the mid-eighties as a home Bible study in the Maryville area to meet the need for Biblical exposition that is accurate, detailed, comprehensive, and challenging. Over time we have grown in numbers to have need of a building and a more defined structure, but our emphasis has always been on the spiritual growth of each member of the body.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please be sure to read our statement of faith and objectives as you gain information about our church. However, you may have more specific questions arising from this information. The FAQ’s may provide answers to many of these important inquiries.
Constitution and By-Laws
Our Constitution and By-Laws will provide more information on how our church is structured and how we relate to the governing authorities that have been placed over us.
It is our desire to be of whatever assistance possible to those who may have questions about the church or about other spiritual issues. Please call or e-mail the church and you will be directed to the person who can be of greatest assistance.