First Grace

Real, Relevant, relational, contemporary, family, christian church, gospel

Who We Are

First Grace is a church with a 130-year heritage in the Dayton, OH area. It's legacy is found in the consistent preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and its ability to continue to reach the current generation with relevant styles of music, up-to-date programming for the family, exciting outreach to the community and mission trips and always a solid message from God's Word. With a family atmosphere, this is a place where people feel that they can "fit in." This is truly a church that is "out of the box" and ready to go outside its walls! YOU need to be HERE!

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What are services like?

The services at First Grace are uplifting, inspirational gatherings. People of all ages come as they are and participate in Spirit-filled worship, Bible classes for all ages and solid teaching from the Bible for everyday life.


What is the community like?

First Grace is a multi-generational, economically and racially diverse group that is connected by love for each other and for Jesus Christ


What if I'm not a Christian?

EVERYONE is welcome at First Grace. We are always looking for sincere people who are seeking for greater spiritual understanding. People are continually being introduced to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and His power to change their lives!

Our Services

Sunday: 09:00am and 10:45am
Wednesday: 06:30pm

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2624 Stonequarry Rd
Dayton, OH 45414-1410
(937) 890-6786

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About Us

Denomination:
Brethren

Language:
English

Size: Medium

Music:
Passionate Reverent, Contemporary

Vibe:
Friendly, Conservative, Inclusive, Multigenerational, Young families, Spirit-filled

Programs:
Community Service, Faith and Work, Children's Ministry, Young Adults, Youth Group, Missions, Nursery, Adult Education, Food Pantry

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Founded:
1882





Our Services

Sunday 09:00am: Cafe Grace FREE Breakfast followed by Bible classes for all ages
Sunday 10:45am: Music and Message
Wednesday 06:30pm: TRUTH Youth (teens) & Good News Club (ages 5-11)

Church Leader

Pastor Bruce Jackson

Pastor Bruce Jackson

Music, family, and a desire to minister to people, were shared values that brought Bruce and Brenda Jackson together as teenagers. Brenda and her family were hosted in evangelistic ministry by Bruce’s father at his church in Dayton, OH. Early friendship turned into romance and then, a marriage partnership, which became the foundation for everything that God has produced through their lives. Bruce asked Brenda to marry him at the top of a skyscraper in downtown Chicago and was literally “walking on the clouds” when she said, “yes.” They were married in 1982, after college and Bible training at Grace College and Moody Bible Institute. From the beginning, Bruce and Brenda saw the need for their family to be used in any way possible to lift up a high standard and share the answer of Jesus Christ for people’s troubled lives. After Pastoral leadership in three churches, Bruce developed an acute awareness and understanding of the breakdown in today’s families. This couple has been a strong voice of vision, inspiration, and motivation in communication of Scriptural truth for the family. Bruce is an accomplished keyboard artist and vocalist while Brenda is a gifted cellist and vocalist. Their musical collaboration has produced numerous recordings, as they have written a majority of their own music which deals, specifically, with all aspects of family issues and values. Bruce and Brenda Jackson feel as though Christian discipleship begins at home with their own children.

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