Bellefontaine Grace Church (BGC) is a campus of Marysville Grace. A few years ago, the Pastors, Elders, and Missions team of Marysville Grace were led to multiply. They began praying about when and where Marysville Grace could further reach out to the area surrounding Union County. In 2014, it became clear that God was opening doors in Bellefontaine to plant a new church campus. The purpose of this church was to be light, not to replace or compete with other churches. In 2015, Grace Groups began to meet under the leadership of Daniel O'Kane. Grace Groups in Bellefontaine continue to grow, and Daniel is now on staff at Marysville Grace as the Campus Pastor for Bellefontaine. In September 2016, BGC began meeting for regular worship services.

Marysville Grace began as a church plant from the Powell (OH) Grace Brethren Church. In 2002, Powell GBC hired Pastor Clancy Cruise to move his family to Marysville and begin a new congregation. The church held its official launch in September 2003 at Navin Elementary School with faith in God’s provision and direction. Marysville Grace currently averages close to 1000 people at its weekend services and has shared its resources with ministries in Africa, Europe, and North America.


Bellefontaine Grace is a member of the Charis Fellowship, a voluntary association of more than 260 congregations in the United States and Canada. Worldwide, the fellowship  includes more than 2,700 congregations serving approximately 750,000 people. Each church in the Charis Fellowship is governed autonomously while maintaining a commitment to the principles of the Bible as developed through roots in the Pietist and Anabaptist movements of Germany. Previously known as Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches.


Information about the Felllowship of Grace Brethren Churches

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