A Brief History of Grace Fellowship Church
Grace Fellowship Church was born in the summer of 1978 by a group of families who had been driving to the northeast side of Indianapolis to worship. They desired a meeting place on the West side of Indianapolis and decided on the Speedway home of one of their founding members.
The attendance in those early meetings was greater than planned and the church moved into the clubhouse of an apartment complex near High School Road and 46th Street. Later, the group met in a day care center and area school buildings. Between 1990 and 1998 Grace Fellowship met in leased facilities at 188 N. State Road 267 in Avon (at the intersection of 267 and Rockville Road behind McDonalds and Kroger). After twenty years of wandering the West side and suburbs of Indianapolis, Grace Fellowship Church moved into its own church facility in Avon during the fall of 1998. The fire on January 5, 2003 totally destroyed this building. We rebuilt our church building and held our first service Christmas Eve 2004.
The church still focuses on what is said in its name—the grace of God revealed in Jesus Christ and the fellowship of the people of God. Grace Fellowship is a non-denominational church that emphasizes the teaching of the Bible. Pastor Warren Burns has been with the congregation since 1979 and has seen the church grow from just a few families. Pastor Jeremy Wright joined the staff of Grace Fellowship Church in 1999 and Pastor Evan McNeff was hired in the fall of 2020 in the midst of the Covid pandemic. Throughout the years, the church has continually seen God’s blessing and provision and it looks forward to the many years ahead that His activity among the congregation will be a testimony of His goodness and love to the community it has found a home within.