Our History

In 2012, The Lord placed a strong desire and burden in the heart of Edwin to serve God. With that desire, he moved from New Jersey to Texas and started a small Bible Study fellowship group in his living room with just one family. God slowly added families into our fellowship, growing in the knowledge of the Lord and build the family of God. Believers developed a strong relationship with one another. Every family opened their home to have fellowship on a regular basis on the weekends.

In 2018, God enabled us to move our small fellowship to a building to start a regular worship service with families. We thank God for Frisco Bible Church and the pastors who helped and opened their facilities to accomodate our small group on Saturdays. We started our first service on March 10, 2018 with communion service.

Ministerial Privilege and Heritage

In addition to God’s calling in Edwin’s life, he thanks God for his family with ministerial heritage, which is a great blessing. His wife Priya had the same privilege to be brought up in a pastoral family. Her father Pastor. Xavier and her brother Prakash are serving the Lord in Ooty, South India.

In the 1920s, Edwin’s grandfather Pastor. Gnanamuthu was the first one to accept Christ from a strong hindhu family. He faced many persecutions for accepting and following Christ and was driven out from his home and village. He resigned his teaching profession from a British school, ripped all his worldly certificates and burned them, and came to faith based ministry. He was one of the co-workers of pioneers of Indian Pentecostal Church (IPC), which started in Kerala, South India by Pastor K.E. Abraham along with Pastors S. Moses, P.M. Saumel, T.G. Oommen, K.C. Cherian, P.T. Chacko, and K.C. Oommen, P.T. Matthew, and V.V. Thomas. His writings and teachings revived and encouraged the body of Christ during his time, and are still available through various resources.

In the 1980s, Edwin’s father Pastor. Stephenraj Gnanamuthu was called by God to share the gospel of Christ and to be a minister. He and his wife Christy resigned their government jobs on the same day and came to God’s honorable ministry. Now he is at the age of 84, living in Chennai, and has been serving the Lord for the past 40 years. His magazine Key of the Holy Bible encourages many believers to walk in the Lord and non-believers to come to Christ as well. He has authored few books including New Heaven, New Earth and Millenium Kingdom, An Exposition of the book of Leviticus (originated by His Father in 1950s), and comparison study of the Lord Jesus Christ and Joseph, the son of Jacob . His magazine also carries many of his father, Pastor Gnanamuthu’s rare sermons preached decades before.

HIS-STORY

Grace Christian Fellowship is all about HIS STORY, the life, sufferings, death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ for the sins of the world.

Acts 20:28 Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.

As we read in Acts 2:47, We thank and praise God for His faithfulness as our Lord continues to add people to our church those who are being saved.

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