Grace Church has a deep historical background of gospel ministry in Cherokee County. The church was organized as an independent


Baptist church with just over one hundred members from Oakdale Baptist Church in 1972, under the leadership of Dr. Marvin Frady.


 A few years later the church called Rev. Bobby Morris who served as pastor for twenty two years. After his retirement in 1998, Robie Hembree was called to shepherd the congregation and entered the office of pastor on July 20, 1999. He was ordained by the church in 2006. That same year the church was reconstituted as a confessional and reformed independent church and change the name to Grace Church.

 In 2007 Grace Church called Rev. Jody Stancil as our Associate Pastor. Jody’s grandparents were charter members of the church, and Rev. Stancil grew up attending Grace Church. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 2002, he attended Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida where he completed a Master of Divinity (MDiv) in 2006. He was ordained into gospel ministry in 2007 by the Northwest Georgia Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America. In 2008 the Presbytery received Pastor Hembree and the church into the PCA.

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