Our church was established as First Presbyterian Church of Boca Raton in 1957, and held its first service on our existing campus in 1959. We had a humble beginning, with services originally taking place in a temporary building structure, situated on five and one-half acres of land given to the church by the Butts family. In 1964, our main Sanctuary was opened, and has been a landmark in Boca Raton ever since. In the mid-seventies, our church campus saw the addition of classrooms, childcare facilities, a music center and a chapel.
December 2008 marked the grand opening of our Family Enrichment Center. This 20,000 square foot building houses a gymnasium, a performance stage with state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems, a commercial kitchen and servicing area, and a 3,000 square foot contemporary Teen Center. In March 2009, we adopted a new church name, Grace Community Church, intended to reflect the friendly, inviting nature of our church family, and to better communicate our goal of extending God's grace into the world around us.
Grace Community Church is a member of the Evangelical Covenant Order of the Presbyterians (ECO) denomination. We have two worship services on Sunday mornings, sharing the same sermon message at each. The 9:15 a.m. service features our Contemporary Total Praise Ensemble and the 11:00 a.m. service features our Westminster Choir with a traditional style. Sunday School for children through 5th Grade is held during the 9:15 a.m. service. Wednesday Nights @ Grace includes Ignite Student Ministry, Midweek Children's Program and music ministry rehearsals. Middle and High School Life Group[s meet on Sunday evenings.
Our Preschool offers 2, 3 and 5 day classes for students 2 to 5 years old as well as a Parents Morning Out program designed to introduce young toddlers into the world of group play in a loving, Christian atmosphere. The school has an exceptional reputation in our community and has a current enrollment of 140 students. Many of our members are seasonal, with attendance highest from November through March. In the summer months we worship together at 10:00 a.m.
We have thriving ministry, mission and educational programs for children, teens and adults. The Lord has blessed our church family and we are excited at all the opportunities God has in store for us in the future.
Go to the Grace Boca Community Church Site