GracePoint Church is a Bible-based church in Evansville, IN. In other words, we base our beliefs and lifestyle on Scripture.
Here's what we believe about...
The Bible is the infallible Word of God and the authority for salvation and Christian living.
(See II Timothy 3:15-17.)
There is one God, who has revealed Himself as Father; through Jesus Christ in redemption; and as the Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh. He is both God and man.
(See Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 3:16.)
Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
(See Romans 3:23-25; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9.)
The saving gospel is the good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. We obey the gospel (II Thessalonians 1:8; I Peter 4:17) by repentance (death to sin), water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (burial), and the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial sign of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance (resurrection).
(See I Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 2:4, 37-39; Romans 6:3-4.)
As Christians we are to love God and others. We should live a holy life inwardly and outwardly, and worship God joyfully. The supernatural gifts of the Spirit, including healing, are for the church today. (See Mark 12:28-31; II Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14; I Corinthians 12:8-10.)
Jesus Christ is coming again to catch away His church. In the end will be the final resurrection and the final judgment. The righteous will inherit eternal life, and the unrighteous eternal death. (See I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:11-15.)
Every Sunday, we preach the good news of the gospel: that Jesus died for our sins, was buried and rose again. We obey God by repenting of our sins, baptizing Christians in the name of Jesus Christ and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit.
We're called to live a holy life inwardly and outwardly and worship God joyfully. The supernatural gifts of the Spirit, including healing, are for the church today.
We believe that Jesus is coming again for His church. The future holds the final resurrection and judgment. The righteous will inherit eternal life, and the unrighteous eternal death.
To learn more about our values, contact GracePoint Church in Evansville, IN today.
Pastor Luke Smith is the son of Bishop Samuel Smith and Susan Abbott where he grew up his whole life as a "pastor's kid." Luke has served as the Youth President of the Apostolic World Christian Fellowship for 6 years and now serves as the International Director and sits on the Executive Council for the AWCF. Pastor Luke has been a Hospice Chaplain for over 12 years, specializing in grief counseling and is also a Chaplain for the Philippine National Police in Manila, Philippines as an international lecturer to the police officers and prison inmates.
Sis. Anna is the daughter of her beloved parents, Evangelist Wilde Almeda and Assistant Pastor, Lina C. Almeda, who Pastor the Jesus Miracle Crusade International Ministry in the Philippines and in over 25 countries. Sis. Anna is an anointed singer and psalmist who has recorded over 6 albums and has led the 300 voice Choir in praise most of her life. She now serves as an Ambassador for her parents, traveling internationally to the different outreaches, teaching, ministering and counseling the members of the JMCIM.
Pastor Luke & Anna Smith have been serving in ministry together since they were married over 21 years ago. The work of the Lord has taken them all over the country and throughout the world to over 15 countries, preaching the gospel and leading souls to Christ. They were named Pastors at GracePoint Church in January 2008 and have been serving there every since. Luke & Anna are the proud parents of 5 amazing children; Rylan, Lauren, Lina, Caitlyn, and Reagan. In which, 3 of them are serving in ministry
Minister Tim Gerbig Jr. has been a member of GracePoint Church for over 20 years where he has served as an Ordained Minister, Deacon, and now Associate Pastor. Tim graduated with a Master's Degree from Trinity Bible College and works as a Chaplain for Heritage Hospice in Evansville, IN., specializing in grief counseling. Tim assists Pastor Luke and the Ministry Staff in teaching, preaching, and counseling. He is the husband of Mishel Gerbig and 2 little princesses.
Sis. Kay Payne has been a member of GracePoint Church for over 15 years after moving to the Evansville area from South Bend, IN. Kay was raised in and attended Apostolic Temple for many years until making the move to southern Indiana. She is the wife of Head Deacon, John Payne. Kay has a gift with kids and loves working with the Sunday School Staff at GracePoint. She is responsible for the religious education, administration, and development of our Sunday School department at GracePoint Church.
Josh and Megan Hanmore have been members of GracePoint Church for over 15 years and have grown up on the same block as the Church since they were kids. Josh & Megan have hearts for the children and youth of GracePoint. Megan has specialized in childcare for over 12 years along with certifications and training. Pastor Josh has a way of connecting with the youth that makes them all feel comfortable and welcomed. Josh & Megan put together events for all ages of youth monthly, geared to have a closer relationship with Jesus Christ.
Rodney Rodgers, a lifetime member of this Church, knows the heart of GracePoint and his Pastors. Rodney is married to Tempest Rodgers, who oversees our nursery department, and is the proud father of 5 beautiful girls. Bro. Rodney has been given the responsibility of making sure the ushers duties and tasks are being taken care of every service.