LEAD PASTORS

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Andrew and Christina Gard are the Lead Pastors of Grace City Church, a Hillsong Family church in the heart of Lakeland, Florida with a desire to serve our city and make an impact around the world. Andrew is originally from Tacoma, WA and Christina was born and raised in Alaska. They met on a blind date in college at Northwest University and were married in 2005. Since marrying, they have been in full time ministry and have served the church in a variety of capacities ranging from children’s to college ministry. They moved to Lakeland in 2011 and are passionate about introducing people to Jesus and seeing lives transformed.

 

Our Staff

Andrew & Christina Gard
Lead Pastors

Julie Mironchuk
Administrative Assistant | julie@gracecityfl.com


STEWARDSHIP TEAM

STEWARDSHIP@GRACECITYFL.COM

Michael Mutz
Stewardship Team Lead & Grace City Missions | michael@gracecityfl.com

Matt Higgins
Operations | matt@gracecityfl.com


DISCIPLESHIP TEAM

discipleship@GRACECITYFL.COM

Hollie Jo Hepler
Discipleship Team Lead | holliejo@gracecityfl.com

Darin Saley
Family Care Director | darin@gracecityfl.com


MINISTRIES TEAM

ministries@gracecityfl.com

Jon Laurenzo
Ministries Team Lead & Grace City Youth Church | jon@gracecityfl.com

Emily Lim
Grace City Kids | emily@gracecityfl.com

Preston Morter
Welcome Team | preston@gracecityfl.com

Alec Cantrell
Grace City Leadership Institute | alec@gracecityfl.com

Madelyn Cantrell
Ministries Coordinator | madelyn@gracecityfl.com

 


CREATIVE TEAM

CREATIVE@GRACECITYFL.COM

Chase Wagner
Creative Team Lead & Grace City Music | chase@gracecityfl.com

Blake Rivera
Production | blake@gracecityfl.com

Roxane Griner
Creative Coordinator | roxane@gracecityfl.com

Christine Wilson
Graphic Design | christine@gracecityfl.com

VALUES

T R U T H

The Bible is our guide for all that we do. We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God, lighting our path, as we navigate life. 

2 Timothy 3:16-17 NLT

L O V E

From recreation to confrontation, the motivation of all of our actions is love. We believe that love can change everything. 

Ephesians 4:2 NLT

P E O P L E

We want to give everyone an opportunity to belong before they believe. We believe that EVERY person was made in the image of God and deserves to be treated honorably.

 1 Corinthians 12:12 ESV

J O Y

We believe that we have been redeemed by a loving and compassionate God. It is out of this understanding that we live with gratefulness and passion. 

Philippians 4:4 NIV

G E N E R O S I T Y

      Everything that we have is a gift from God and therefore should be shared generously. We share our stories, give our money, and offer our time and talents, so others can discover hope. 

Hebrews 13:16 ESV

A U T H E N T I C I T Y

We believe that relationships flourish the most when people are free to be themselves. We will never ask people to be something they are not, but we will always encourage people to be more of who they were created to be. 

Ephesians 2:10 NLT

G R O W T H

We believe that we are all a work in progress. We want to help people take the next step, no matter where they are. 

1 Corinthians 13:11 NLT

BELIEFS

S C R I P T U R E

We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that people were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error. It is authoritative, accurate, and applicable to our everyday lives.

G O D

We believe in one eternal and loving God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ (the Son of God) became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the lost world. 

H U M A N I T Y

We believe that all people were created in the image of God and to have fellowship with Him, but sin separated us from Him and His purpose for our lives. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts.

S A L V A T I O N

We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, as sufficient payment for their sin. We must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives. We believe our eternal destination of either Heaven or hell is determined by our response to Jesus Christ. 

C H R I S T I A N  L I F E

We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Holy Spirit, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ.

C H U R C H

We believe in the power and significance of the Church and the necessity of believers to meet together regularly for worship, fellowship, and prayer. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to the lost world. We believe Jesus Christ is  coming back again, for His Church, as He promised.