About Us

Who We Are

Our Mission

It is the mission of Grace Place Christian Church to introduce our community, and ultimately the world, to a loving God through the preaching and teaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

It is our mission to assist the spiritual maturation of our membership and to bring them into an awareness of their place and purpose in the Kingdom of God while equipping and empowering them to walk therein.

It is our mission to foster an atmosphere conducive to the abiding presence of God, through corporate worship.

It is our mission to support and enhance family life among our membership.

Through the preaching, teaching and practical application of the Word of God, we shall accomplish our mission.

Our Vision

It is the God given vision of a place where the hurting can receive healing, where the broken can be mended, where the destitute can become empowered, and the disenfranchised can have a voice.

It is the vision of a fellowship of believers with an awareness of their place and purpose in the kingdom of God and a community forever impacted and changed as a result thereof.

It is the vision of a “Worshiping Church”, a people committed to fostering an environment and atmosphere conducive to maintaining the abiding presence of God.

It is the vision of a people seeking to save the lost, a people demonstrating the love of God, as well as the power of God, to the community and the world.

It is the vision of a church with membership exceeding three thousand, built on a 20 acre campus, containing facilities to house a main sanctuary for worship, a k-12 academy, a school of music ministry, and a family life center accommodating the needs of the church and the community.

It is the vision of a church committed to supporting family life and fostering healthy relationships among the families that are a part of this fellowship that they may be a model to the community and ultimately to the world.

It is the vision of a church, and a community, blessed with God’s unmerited favor!

It seems too wonderful to be a reality, but it shall come to pass because the vision is from God and “He who has begun a good work, is faithful to complete it.” (Philippians 1:6)

This is the vision of Grace Place Christian Church, the place of God’s Unmerited Favor

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Our beliefs

We believe that the Scriptures, Old and New Testaments, are God-breathed: that by the supernatural influence of the Holy Spirit, the biblical writers wrote the divine, trustworthy, and authoritative Word of God, the only rule of faith and practice (Matthew 5:18; 24:35; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
We believe in the one true God who has revealed Himself as eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; distinguishable yet indivisible (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:21-22; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
We believe in the Incarnation: the deity of Jesus of Nazareth – that He is Lord, the Son of the living God, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and is truly God and truly man (Luke 1:26-35; John 1:1, 14, 18; Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; Philippians 2:5-11; Revelation 1:7-8; 22:12-13, 16).
We believe that mankind was originally created by God in His image, fell into sin through disobedience, marred God’s image, plunged all of creation into depravity, and made it impossible for man to save himself (Genesis 1:27; 3; Romans 5:12).
We believe in the Substitutionary Atonement: that Jesus, the Christ died on the Cross for our sins, obtained eternal redemption for us, was buried, and was raised bodily from the dead on the third day, fulfilling Old Testament prophecy, and appeared to His disciples (Isaiah 53; Luke 24:1-3; Acts 1:1-3; 2:22-36; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Hebrews 9:12-14).
We believe that Jesus of Nazareth ascended bodily into heaven, was exalted to the right hand of the Father, and that He will literally and physically return the second time for the Church (John 14:2-3; Acts 1:9-11; Philippians 2:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11; Hebrews 9:28).
We believe that the personal salvation of the repentant sinner, by grace through faith in the finished work of Christ on the Cross, produces the “Abundant Life” (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; John 10:10; 19:30; Acts 17:30-31; Romans 5:1-2; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Peter 2:24).
We believe in water baptism by immersion, as an obedient response of the believer to the command of the Lord (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; 19:1-5).
We believe in the baptism with the Holy Spirit, the promise of the Father for empowering believers to witness about Christ (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; 2:1-4).
We believe that speaking in other tongues is an initial manifestation of the Baptism with the Holy Spirit that every believer has a right to expect, and that the charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit are to operate in the local church until Jesus returns (Acts 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:6; Romans 12:6-8; 1 Corinthians 12:8-10; Ephesians 4:11).
We believe in the local church as the primary instrument of God in the earth to disciple men, and to establish the kingdom of God through prayer, fellowship, and the ministry of the Word (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:42-47; 6:4; 20:28; Ephesians 4:11-16; 2 Timothy 2:2; Hebrews 10:25).
We believe that on the “Last Day”: Jesus will return in the “Second Coming,” there will be a resurrection of the dead including the righteous and the wicked, and after judgment the righteous will be rewarded, but the wicked will be punished (Daniel 12:2; John 5:28-29; 6:39, 40, 44, 54; 11:24; Acts 24:15; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-5:11; Revelation 20:11-15; cf. also Matthew 25:31-46).
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We believe that the Scriptures, Old and New Testaments, are God-breathed: that by the supernatural influence of the Holy Spirit, the biblical writers wrote the divine, trustworthy, and authoritative Word of God, the only rule of faith and practice (Matthew 5:18; 24:35; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
We believe in the one true God who has revealed Himself as eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; distinguishable yet indivisible (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:21-22; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
We believe in the Incarnation: the deity of Jesus of Nazareth – that He is Lord, the Son of the living God, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and is truly God and truly man (Luke 1:26-35; John 1:1, 14, 18; Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; Philippians 2:5-11; Revelation 1:7-8; 22:12-13, 16).
We believe that mankind was originally created by God in His image, fell into sin through disobedience, marred God’s image, plunged all of creation into depravity, and made it impossible for man to save himself (Genesis 1:27; 3; Romans 5:12).
We believe in the Substitutionary Atonement: that Jesus, the Christ died on the Cross for our sins, obtained eternal redemption for us, was buried, and was raised bodily from the dead on the third day, fulfilling Old Testament prophecy, and appeared to His disciples (Isaiah 53; Luke 24:1-3; Acts 1:1-3; 2:22-36; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Hebrews 9:12-14).
We believe that Jesus of Nazareth ascended bodily into heaven, was exalted to the right hand of the Father, and that He will literally and physically return the second time for the Church (John 14:2-3; Acts 1:9-11; Philippians 2:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11; Hebrews 9:28).
We believe that the personal salvation of the repentant sinner, by grace through faith in the finished work of Christ on the Cross, produces the “Abundant Life” (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; John 10:10; 19:30; Acts 17:30-31; Romans 5:1-2; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Peter 2:24).
We believe in water baptism by immersion, as an obedient response of the believer to the command of the Lord (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; 19:1-5).
We believe in the baptism with the Holy Spirit, the promise of the Father for empowering believers to witness about Christ (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; 2:1-4).
We believe that speaking in other tongues is an initial manifestation of the Baptism with the Holy Spirit that every believer has a right to expect, and that the charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit are to operate in the local church until Jesus returns (Acts 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:6; Romans 12:6-8; 1 Corinthians 12:8-10; Ephesians 4:11).
We believe in the local church as the primary instrument of God in the earth to disciple men, and to establish the kingdom of God through prayer, fellowship, and the ministry of the Word (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:42-47; 6:4; 20:28; Ephesians 4:11-16; 2 Timothy 2:2; Hebrews 10:25).
We believe that on the “Last Day”: Jesus will return in the “Second Coming,” there will be a resurrection of the dead including the righteous and the wicked, and after judgment the righteous will be rewarded, but the wicked will be punished (Daniel 12:2; John 5:28-29; 6:39, 40, 44, 54; 11:24; Acts 24:15; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-5:11; Revelation 20:11-15; cf. also Matthew 25:31-46).
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Our Leaders

Pastor and his wife

Pastor Michael C. McGill and Co-Pastor Theresa McGill

Pastor Michael C. McGill is a powerful preacher, an inspirational spiritual educator and gifted Minister of Music.  He is the founding pastor of Grace Place Christian Church, “The Place of God’s Unmerited Favor”.

Early Years

  • Michael C. McGill was born and reared in Fayetteville, NC.
  • He is a product of the Cumberland County School System, and Graduate of Douglas Byrd High School Fayetteville, North Carolina.
  • Attended North Carolina A&T State University, Fayetteville State University and Heritage Bible College

Spiritual Heritage

Pastor McGill’s spiritual heritage was greatly influenced by his Father, Reverend (Pastor) Percy L. McGill and his Grand Father, Reverend (Pastor) M.E. Stubbs.

  • Joined Overcoming Born Again Church, and served under the leadership of Bishop Melvin Lambert & First Lady Charlotte Lambert for over 12 years of his adult life. In 1996, he preached his Initial Sermon, and was licensed and ordained as a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He served the offices of Sunday School Superintendent, Deacon, Trustee, Minister of Music, Associate Minister and Assistant Pastor.
  • Later Joined, what was then, Parks Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, later to become, Kingdom Impact Global Ministries (Apostle William T. Ford, Pastor) where he served as associate minister, church organist and Interim Director of Worship & Fine Arts.

Marriage & Family

It was on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University that he met his beautiful wife to be Theresa Onzenetta Cooper, and the two were married on March 17th 1990. To this union, was born two children, Michael Javan and Cheresa Nicole.

Life’s Work

He worked with the Technology Department of the Pender County School System as a Computer Technician.
He worked with the Cumberland County School System’s Technology Department as a Computer Technician.
He was employed with L3 Communication’s National Security Solutions division (Department of Defense Contractor) as a Systems Administrator.

The Transition into Destiny

In 2009, He received the call to Pastoral Ministry. After consulting with his pastor, and spiritual father, Apostle William T. Ford, He began the transition into Pastoral Ministry, and on February 10, 2010, Grace Place Christian Church held its inaugural worship service with over 200 people in attendance. In December of 2014, Grace Place purchased the church, and property, they were previously leasing, and the ministry continues to grow, by the grace of God.

Pastor Michael C. McGill….A husband, father, musician and pastor, who’s heart desire is to know Christ, and to make Him known.

Pastor and his wife

Pastor Michael C. McGill and Co-Pastor Theresa McGill

Pastor Michael C. McGill is a powerful preacher, an inspirational spiritual educator and gifted Minister of Music.  He is the founding pastor of Grace Place Christian Church, “The Place of God’s Unmerited Favor”.

Early Years

  • Michael C. McGill was born and reared in Fayetteville, NC.
  • He is a product of the Cumberland County School System, and Graduate of Douglas Byrd High School Fayetteville, North Carolina.
  • Attended North Carolina A&T State University, Fayetteville State University and Heritage Bible College

Spiritual Heritage

Pastor McGill’s spiritual heritage was greatly influenced by his Father, Reverend (Pastor) Percy L. McGill and his Grand Father, Reverend (Pastor) M.E. Stubbs.

  • Joined Overcoming Born Again Church, and served under the leadership of Bishop Melvin Lambert & First Lady Charlotte Lambert for over 12 years of his adult life. In 1996, he preached his Initial Sermon, and was licensed and ordained as a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He served the offices of Sunday School Superintendent, Deacon, Trustee, Minister of Music, Associate Minister and Assistant Pastor.
  • Later Joined, what was then, Parks Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, later to become, Kingdom Impact Global Ministries (Apostle William T. Ford, Pastor) where he served as associate minister, church organist and Interim Director of Worship & Fine Arts.

Marriage & Family

It was on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University that he met his beautiful wife to be Theresa Onzenetta Cooper, and the two were married on March 17th 1990. To this union, was born two children, Michael Javan and Cheresa Nicole.

Life’s Work

He worked with the Technology Department of the Pender County School System as a Computer Technician.
He worked with the Cumberland County School System’s Technology Department as a Computer Technician.
He was employed with L3 Communication’s National Security Solutions division (Department of Defense Contractor) as a Systems Administrator.

The Transition into Destiny

In 2009, He received the call to Pastoral Ministry. After consulting with his pastor, and spiritual father, Apostle William T. Ford, He began the transition into Pastoral Ministry, and on February 10, 2010, Grace Place Christian Church held its inaugural worship service with over 200 people in attendance. In December of 2014, Grace Place purchased the church, and property, they were previously leasing, and the ministry continues to grow, by the grace of God.

Pastor Michael C. McGill….A husband, father, musician and pastor, who’s heart desire is to know Christ, and to make Him known.

Minister Benjamin Michael and Deborah Wallace

Elder Richard and Deborah Davis

Church Leadership
Elder James and Francine Autry
Le Grande and Minister Denisha Tennin
Deacon Eugene and Blenda Autry
Elder Tracy Hill
Minister Lynn and Linoshka Johnston
Elder Reginald and Minister Tyrona Pelt
Michelle McGill
Deacon Ravon and Trina Richardson
Deacon Percy and Roenitha McGill