where followers of Jesus are engaged and growing in their faith
where those unfamiliar with or distant from Jesus are drawn to Him by what they experience here
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Growing in our faith is supported by relationships and learning opportunities.
Service allows others to experience the love Jesus has for them.
GracePoint is a safe place to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.
It's more about the journey forward than any experience in our past.
The challenging truths of God are taught in a direct but gracious way.
Church is exciting, engaging and yes, even fun!
We respond to a generous God by willingly giving our time, our expertise and our money back to Him.
We worship and learn about God using words, examples and definitions that are used in our culture today.
We strive for the best in everything we do. This is our response to a God that gave us His best.
Every, single one of us is needed to accomplish the mission.
The Scriptures are true, sufficient and our highest authority.
There is only one living and true God, Creator of heaven and earth, who eternally exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
All humanity is sinful both by birth and individual choice.
The penalty for sin is physical and spiritual death.
Jesus Christ was born of a virgin and both fully God and fully man.
Jesus Christ died for the payment of the sins of the world. He then physically rose from the dead, conquering death and providing salvation to all who believe.
Those who do not turn from sin and to Jesus will face eternal punishment.
Only through faith in Jesus and repentance from sin can one be reconciled to God and experience true life and joy.
Baptism is intended for those who have professed faith in Jesus Christ. We baptize by immersion because of the actual meaning of the word, but also because it is a picture of the reality to which baptism points - our death and resurrection in Christ.
We believe followers of Jesus should actually follow Jesus by obedience to the Word of God.
We believe the biblical position of marriage involves the union of one man and one woman.
For a more detailed explanation of these beliefs, and others, review our constitution.
GracePoint Church has a rich history. In 1904, a circuit rider named Antone Linn began to preach in and around the Olympic Peninsula. Soon afterward, a church was formed and called itself Silverdale Gospel Tabernacle. Just like Kitsap County, our church began to experience growth during and following World War 2. It was during this time our church was renamed Silverdale Bible Church. In 1971, our name was changed once again to Silverdale Baptist Church.
In 1976, a young pastor named Curt DeGraaff became our senior pastor. Under his leadership our church in Old Town Silverdale soon reached its capacity. Property for a new church location was purchased in Bremerton and in 1989 we opened our doors at our current location. In 2003, Pastor DeGraaff moved to lead another ministry in Kentucky, serving at our church for a total of 26 years.
In 2005, Barry Bandara became our Lead Pastor. In 2008 our church services reached capacity once again and we began exploring the process of expanding our facilities to reach more people in our county with the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ.
After much research along with church and community involvement, in April of 2013 we changed our name to GracePoint Church as a better reflection of our vision and mission. Five months later we broke ground to start Phase One of our building expansion.
We are grateful for our heritage and excited for what God has planned for our future.