Grace Church of Philly

A gospel-centered city church Philadelphia, PA
Grace Church of Philly
Grace Church of Philly
Grace Church of Philly
Grace Church of Philly
Grace Church of Philly
Grace Church of Philly
Grace Church of Philly
Grace Church of Philly
Grace Church of Philly
Grace Church of Philly
Grace Church of Philly
Grace Church of Philly

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3529 Haverford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 279-8359


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Who We Are

We are a gospel-centered city church in Philadelphia, desiring to be part of God’s work of calling people from all nations to be reconciled to Him and to each to other through Jesus Christ. We call ourselves ‘non-religious followers of Jesus,’ recognizing how ‘religious, institutionalized Christianity’ has created confusion about what it means to be a Christian and how the Christian life is to be lived. We submit to the authority of Scripture and rest in the sufficiency of the saving work of Jesus Christ. We are an ethnically diverse congregation of young and old, rich and poor, college grads and high school drop-outs who seek to encourage one another to grow in the fullness of life and ministry to which Jesus has called us.

About Us

Casual, Friendly, Neighborhood-focused, Multigenerational

Community Service, Social Justice, Faith and Work, Addiction/Recovery, Children's Ministry, Young Adults

Passionate Reverent, Traditional Hymns, Contemporary

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English, Spanish, French


Our Services

What are services like?
At Grace Church of Philly, our desire is to be gospel- and Christ-centered in our gathered worship on Sundays. The service is casual, with contemporary music and traditional hymns led by a worship team. The sermons are expository, focusing on what the Scriptures teach, how they point to Christ, and how we should apply these truths to our lives. We celebrate the Lord's Table each week as a regular reminder of God's grace poured out on us through his Son.

What is the community like?
Located in a dense urban environment. We are a diverse mix of races, long-time residents and newcomers, of young and old, of singles and families. Relationships grow through home fellowship groups and through serving and ministering together to our community.


John Davis

John Davis

John and his wife Dawn moved to Powelton Village in August 2009 to start Grace Church in University City. John is the lead pastor at Grace. He was born and raised in Philly and believed it was time to come "home" and invest the rest of his life planting churches and pastoring in Philly. John has been senior pastor for over 30 years planting two churches in Buckingham, PA and Queens, NY and serving two other churches in Brooklyn, NY and Roslyn, PA. John and Dawn have been married for over 40 years and have five children and 8 grandchildren.

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