Presently, there are eight church plants in the Philippines and one in Singapore. This is an exciting partnership with Pastor Timoteo and these men sent out from his church.
Sometime in 2014, Pastor Steve McAlister asked me to pray about leading a Spanish outreach ministry for my home church, Grace Life Church of the Shoals. After praying and meeting with Pastor Steve and some other men, we decided to start having services in Spanish on Sunday mornings for the Hispanic community living in the Shoals area.
had been listening to and learning from Anchored in Truth’s broadcasts and resources since 2007. In 2014 I was able to attend the True Church Conference on “The Spirit-Empowered Church.” About a month later I requested information about Anchored in Truth’s church planting process via the web page and they took it from there.
In 2007, five families left a church we were attending (Mennonite church). When we left that church we had no idea where to go or even what we were looking for. But we knew there was more to living for Christ and impacting our families, communities, and the world for his Glory. We struggled for a year trying to find ourselves when a friend introduced us to Grace Life Church of the Shoals.
Formerly Pryor Creek Community Church, was planted on January 10th 1999. Pastor Derek Melton, a veteran police officer, had been laboring in the gospel with at-risk teenagers since 1991 and the church plant was in response to the call of God and the need of a local church that would be true to the gospel and love the unlovable