as an independent church in Lake Forest, California in 1975 when a group of devoted Christians wanted to develop a non- Denominational Community church. The church initially met at La Paz Jr. High School, moved to Mission Viejo High School, and finally purchased a nine-acre property in Lake Forest.

Grace Community Church quickly formed a reputation as a church body that held firm to the Word of God’s teaching, discipleship, and evangelism.


Over the next four decades, with the guidance and dedication of three long-term pastors, Grace continued to grow and impact the lives of people in Saddleback Valley and around the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our commitment to Christian education and our efforts to counteract an increasingly secular culture led us to establish three Christian schools—Grace Christian Preschool in 1979, Grace Christian Elementary School in 2004, followed by Grace Christian Jr. High School in 2017.

While the last few years have brought transitions, some expected and some not, God has remained faithful. The “Grace Family” continues to grow in relationship with Jesus, serving with our gifts, and fulfilling God’s great plan for our lives and his Kingdom.