The Grace Fellowship Church of Milwaukee began as an outgrowth of believers in a weekly bible study in the inner city of Milwaukee. Having a greater desire to reach the lost for Jesus Christ in the greater Milwaukee area, Grace Fellowship Church of Milwaukee was born and incorporated in June of 1999.
In the very beginning, we met regularly in a member’s home. As we grew in number we moved to a fitness center, then a basement, Green Bay Avenue School and New Covenant Christian Center.
In 2002-2004, we began a building fund campaign to raise money for the construction of a church facility on 7th avenue. However, those plans changed once a nearby facility became available. On Friday April 22, 2005, we purchased our current facility at 3879 N. Port Washington Road from a local Kingdom Hall congregation. We celebrated our first service in the new facility on Easter Sunday April 2005. Our service of dedication was held on June 11, 2005, with Dr. Walter M. Brown, Jacksonville, FL as the speaker.
Since the beginning the church family has continue to grow and remain active in fulfilling the church’s mission and vision. The fulfillment of the mission and vision is occurring through worship, bible study, prayer groups, workshops, leadership training, ministries, partnerships and outreach initiatives.
In addition, each summer the witness team has gone into the community with a target to visit 200 homes per year. Our partnerships include area churches, the Joy house, and Feeding America. Through a billboard campaign, quarterly newsletters, social networking websites, equipment upgrades and a strong emphasis on training and development, we are staying true to the mission of winning souls for Christ.
Our young people have participated with little league golf outings with professional golfer, Scott Kennedy, The Brian Calhoun Football Camp in Lancaster and Milwaukee, trips to the Racine County Zoo, Betty Brinn Museum, Pleasant Prairie Jelly Belly Factory, Six Flags, Stone Fire Pizza, Gospel Skating, and a Kirk Franklin concert. We’ve sponsored movies nights, retreats, sleepovers and other fun activities. Additionally, we have sponsored the Vanderbilt University Gospel Choir, Rhythm & Roots Performance Company at the Marcus Performing Arts Center.
It is our prayer and faith that as we walk into the future, that God will continue to bless and equip the membership to fulfill the mission. In just ten years, the ministry has grown and reached thousands through proactive outreach, bible study and worship. For we are committed to “Helping God’s People find Their Place in a Complex World.”