About Grace Redeemer Church

Grace Redeemer Church is a Gospel-centered, missional, multi-ethnic church in Glen Rock, New Jersey – just a few miles outside of NYC. We are a spiritual family of broken people who find our life and satisfaction in the grace of God expressed toward us in Jesus Christ (the Gospel). We seek to love, encourage, and support one another as a spiritual family, but our vision is for more than ourselves; we recognize that God has brought us into His family in order to share His heart for the whole world, so we seek to share the love of God with others wherever we live, work, and play. That’s what we mean by “missional”—we count it a privilege to participate in the mission of God.

We’d love the opportunity to meet you in order to encourage you in your faith journey and in turn be encouraged by you as you participate in our community-on-mission.

Our Core

OUR PURPOSE

We exist to glorify God and make Him known.

OUR VISION

To join God in bringing life-changing transformation to individuals, families, and communities, wherever we live and serve. 

OUR VALUES

1. Gospel-centered Biblical truth: We rest and rejoice in Jesus for our significance and security, and look to His power to change us and to make all things right, as guided by His truth, revealed in Scripture.

2. Authentic community: We seek to be a community for real people with real stresses and life challenges, who faithfully worship God together, lovingly care for each other, and mercifully reach out to those in need.

3. Kingdom reproduction: We join God in His mission to make disciples through evangelism, facilitating spiritual growth, developing leaders, planting churches, and participating in cross-cultural and global missions.

4. Ethnic diversity: We celebrate that the gospel is for every nation, tribe, people, and language, and we foster a community in which everyone is welcome.

5. Cultural engagement:  Heeding the words of Jesus that we are not of the world but are sent into the world, we seek to speak the truth in love as we engage with contemporary issues in culture and society.

OUR MISSION

Transformed disciples live UP, IN, and OUT: cultivating relationships with God, one another, and with the world to which we are sent. Therefore, we will carry out our ministry by:

  • Praying: Because we join God in His mission, we commit to encouraging kingdom-prayer in all gatherings. 
  • Preparing: Because transformation occurs through discipleship, we will equip individuals and families to live up, in, and out where they live, work, and play.
    • UP: By cultivating God-glorifying and Christ-centered worship.
    • IN: By enriching relationships within the body of Christ through intentional community, hospitality, assimilation of newcomers, and regular play and celebration, AND by shaping and equipping God’s people so that they increasingly bear the likeness of our Savior.
    • OUT: By personally and communally engaging in evangelism and outreach AND by sacrificially investing our personal and church resources to advance God’s Kingdom.
  • Participating: Because disciples are ambassadors for Christ, sent for the sake of the world, we will engage and partner for community and global impact. 

Our Story

Throughout the years, God’s faithfulness to Grace Redeemer Church has been abundantly clear. Whether worshipping together in a rented college classroom or in our beautifully renovated permanent building, GRC members have faithfully held on to God’s promise to be wherever two or three are gathered. Here’s a bit of our history as a church:

1999

Redeemer Presbyterian Church NYC, under the leadership of Rev. Tim Keller, plants its first daughter churches in NJ in Teaneck (GRC) and Hoboken. GRC begins to meet in a rented space at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

2001

GRC plants its own daughter church in Montclair, Redeemer Montclair.

2004

Peter Wang is hired as Senior Pastor.

2007

GRC moves to another rented space in Teaneck.

2009

GRC plants its second daughter church, All Souls Community Church, in Nanuet, NY.

2017

GRC purchases its current church home at 21 Harristown Road in Glen Rock, NJ.

2018

GRC moves in and celebrates God’s faithfulness!

2019

GRC celebrates its 20th anniversary!

Our team

Get to know the team of pastors, ministry leaders, staff, elders, and diaconate members that God has brought together to serve His people. We look forward to meeting you and walking alongside of you in our shared journey of faith.

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